For some time I try to make a decision on which processors family I should build my work station PC.*
First I look for a PC to keep, manage and edit my photos as well as from time to time (not the main purpose) play an older game or newer on medium settings.
Main challenge for this rig is to be future proof. By this I mean if I will buy now PC with 1 x 8gb ram is should be very easy to save some money later on and add another 8gb when needed.
But main decision still is CPU. I was looking at AMD FX family for their power/cost ratio (which seems to be much better than i7 4700 for example) but recently I found an article that AMD is planning to abandon this platform totally in flavour for APC A10. This would mean that any mainboard for fx would be useless if I would like to upgrade to A10 or any other new processor on FM2+ socket. There is of course no guarantee that this socket will still be in use for future APU but since just released A10 7850k using this socket and there are new APU in pipeline this year there is fair chance that in the future I could still be able to upgrage my rig almost as easy as adding more ram.*
Here I need your advice:
1. Does what I wrote here make any sense?*
2. Would a10 7850k be a good choice?*
3. What would be the best main board for performance as well as upgradeable in the future?
4. Will I still get Battlefield 4 with a10? (:joke
My initial budget has been assumed around £450-550 and initial configuration I was thinking about was as follows:
AMD A10 AD785KXBJABOX 7850K Black Edition with Radeon R7 Series New FM2+ Kaveri HSA CPU
ASROCK FM2A88XPRO+ FM2A88X PRO+ FM2+ A88X ATX*
Kingston Technology XMP Beast Series 16GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM Desktop Memory Module (Kit of 2)*
WD Caviar 3TB SATA 6 GB/s 64MB Cache 3.5 inch OEM Internal Hard Drive Green*
24x DVDRW Optical Drive*
Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU*
Zalman Cnps10x Optima CNPS10X OPTIMA*
Win 8.1 ( I know some may hate it I just like it
I am thankful for any advice.*