Well that is the thing, i dont need the 8 threads right now.. Because i will use it to play games, and as of now games dont use that many threads. And since iam a noob i dont know what to expect in that department. Is it possible in 3, 4 or even 5 years from now for games to need so many threads??
It's only going to beat it in heavily threaded workloads, 4 or less threads and it's not even close. Hyperthreading provides about a 35% boost when moving up to 8 threads while AMD's integer clusters (they aren't true 'cores' in the sense that they aren't self contained units capable of completing a compute function on their own) get about a 75% boost.
The only way you're saving $100 without losing performance is if you're constantly running heavily threaded programs which you've already said you aren't. In the future the 8350 may be to the i7 what the i7 is to the 8350 now, notably faster except in certain specific scenarios but not so much so that the other is basically worthless, but right now the i7 is top dog for gaming in all but a scant handful of games. The 8350 would probably do well enough that you'd never notice unless you play specific games that it just really can't handle due to running on one single highly demanding thread.
If you really want to future proof a 4930k would be the processor to go with, 6 full cores plus hyperthreading, it's closer to $550 vs the $330ish of the 4770k, plus an extra $100 for its more expensive mobo, plus an aftermarket cooler (which you'd need before overclocking your 4770k anyway, though you could run on the stock cooler until you needed to OC).
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