I'm building a new machine, but I've hit a road block. Perhaps someone with more experience could answer my questions. My road block is I want to build a computer that will last me for the next few years. That I can use for software development on multiple platforms, and utilize multiple threads. Since I want the computer to last me for a while I want to get something state of the art. That is efficient, and mostly can handle multi-tasking. So the debate. Should I go Intel core i7 2700k, or should I go with AMD's FX? I run slackware as my daily operating system. So that's probably what I'll put on that machine. I know it's a lot of power for a linux machine, but keep in mind I want it to last at least 4 years. No I'm not looking to overclock or game with it either. That's why I own a PS3.