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upgrading - help choose cpu and mobo please

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Hello all. Thinking of upgrading my current rig in my signature and I am on the fence over two options:

1) just picking up an fx 8320 and keeping my mobo
2) buying an Intel CPU and mobo.

Reason for wanting to upgrade is that i got back into playing guild wars 2 and am wanting more frames. I also use engineering and video editing programs sometimes. I will never sli or crossfire, so mobos with those features aren't relevant for me.

I would like to keep the price as low as possible, but want it to be future proofing for a while (since my relatively new phenom 965 is already making me want to upgrade after less than a year) …

I know this might get me biased Intel answers since this is in the Intel thread, but be honest as possible please!

P.s. I have a microcenter and Fry's nearby.
Edited by wntrsnowg - 7/25/13 at 4:02pm
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Personally I'd cheap out and go AMD redface.gif video encoding should be better on the fx (gaming will be the same)
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