I'm completing the hardware list for desktop unit, which will be used for programming (60%), data analysis & AI (15%) and gaming (15%), the rest beeing internet browsing.
I want to go with a setup that could be extended in the future and last for years, and it's my primary objective.
The absolute must-have:
- PCI-E v.3.0
- USB 3.0
- couple of SATA III interfaces
Nice to have:
- DDR4 support
I'm pretty convinced, that I'll go with GeForce GTX 960, 1x8GB RAM, 256GB Adata SSD, and then, when upgrading I will:
- add more drives (SSDs are fast, but having 2+ SSDs in RAID 0 is faster)
- add more RAM
- if SLI is present, add second 960 GTX
- buy better processor
Now the question is: is the above logic sound (1) and about the main board and processor (2):
Should I go with a more cost effective, and 100% satysfying my current needs AMD FX-8320 (I'ts actually top 50 best value on CPU-benchmark) sacrificing extensibility, or some cheapest, but still extremly not-cheap, LGA2011-v3 processor, like i7-5820K (or maybe some Xenon?) to have the shiny LGA2011 platform, DDR4 support & and all the goodies of MSI X99 SLI plus?
The disk, memory and graphic card would be same for both AMD and Intel, and cost for all 340$, which leaves about just enough for used i7-xxx and new msi-X99 sli plus, or AMD 8 core (8320/ 8350/ 9590?) + motherboard and 3xx $ in pocket.
What do you think, what would you choose? Am I missing something?
EDIT: this question is about chipset, so it may be treated as a question about motherboard. The difference between ex. AMD 9590 and i7-5820K are not of interest, as long as they do not impact ex. DDR memory, SLI etc.