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Thanks for all the replies. I'm leaning towards just grabbing the AMD setup. I would hate to do that though and then have to invest ina new power supply. I like the HX650 and know I could never sell it for what it's worth like selling most things second hand. I have developed some AMD pride though so would like to support them, but IB just looks so good especially now that the price gap isn't what it used to be.
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All other things equal, changing to a newer more efficient processor should lead to lower power consumption in either case Check out these charts for some comparisons (its 8350 and 1100T but close enough).

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/11/06/amd-fx-8350-review/7
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