I get the Intel thing.. Intels are amazing! but AMD have brought their game back on form with the Vishera (i feel).. (the old FX not so much @mlibby1980)
The 8 cores.. really I just wanna share the AMD lurv right here.. wow.. I was playing BL2 in 1440p with MSE AV running on full scan in the background with no slow down..just..wow.
I haven't tried the newer Intels myself, but I would guess its my old adage 'AMD for price and capacity, Intels for speed and operability' operability like compatibility that MS and everyone out there will prolly but using Intels to test and refine their software. What do you guys think.. am I talking rubbish on this note? the i5's I hear are really nice and no disrespect to Intel.. but AMD are back on track. just an opinion.
IF money is a factor to the OP, man, I'd seriously consider the Vishera, the saving alone could enable a three way SLI (depending on which Intel you bought) and ROG formula V does three way.. the guys are prolly right though on the Nvidia thing, AMD is a better price point / gpu power. but then again three 660ti's would kik much az too. that 192-bit bus makes no impact on me cos of the SLI, it more than compensates for the frames and res I want.