why are you going the I5 3570k is that not a plain quad core without hyperthreading also future is looking towards heavily multithreaded not single threaded performance.
Ok I have a few things to say here I will link some definitive videos from someone that is a hardcore Intel fanboy and is also sponsored by Intel Linus from Linus techtips part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6UcsVG56g
part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o
he even says the AMD FX 8350 performs nearly as well as the I5 3570k ( even when overclocked ) and always remained in the good playable fps except in 1 anomaly he points out the price differences and even states the future of the AMD FX looks like its multithreaded capabilities will be put better to use since next gen consoles nearly have all been won by AMD with a custom 8core CPU / APU (dx11) setup for ps4 and xbox 720 since 90% of games are first made for console then ported over to PC this gives AMD an edge and also massive optimizations ( and a lot of much needed funds for R & D ) for multithreading and such lowering the amount of games using heavy single threded performance.
I also want to point out his tests were done very thoroughly with nearly all variables taken out he goes deeply into depth of things and explains everything is setup to be nearly identical in every way minus the Intel and AMD.
I also would like to point out with next gen consoles being AMD do you believe they will optimize games with the notorious dirty Intel compiler / CPU dispatcher http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=49
scroll down till you see green then read this goes all the way to 5/2012 Intel compiler still doing it so it's very relative today remember almost all benchmarks / software / games use this Intel compiler / CPU dispatcher so once next gen consoles come into play a lot of the issues will be resolved and AMD will get a chance to show what is possible by them if you don't believe the Intel compiler issue then take a read of this http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/08/intel.shtm
go down till you see this ( In addition, the FTC settlement order will require Intel to: ) then read it is directly mentioning this issue the US government had to step in on this subject and found it to be true and Intel is still releasing theyre compilers this way.
also the next gen AMD will be plug and play in the AM3+ socket with likely just a bios update why would you go with a dead socket ( I5 3570k ) that will be soon outperformed on both sides by AMD and Intel with next release basically I see your choice of the I5 3570k as a waste of money if you wait a bit there will be better prices and choices to select from or go AMD FX 8320 then when steamroller is released drop in new cpu sell old one to minimize cost also going AMD route the motherboards are a lot cheaper did I mention AMD FX 8320-50 overclock like mad men http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2779392
5.0ghz x8 100% stable but I don't like the voltage when under load being so high ( 1.56v under load ) for 24/7 http://valid.canardpc.com/2804509
4.8ghz x8 100% stable my 24/7 overclock ( 1.44v under load ) .Edited by rickcooperjr - 5/17/13 at 11:17am