Originally Posted by ajmidd12
I'm confused did you quote the wrong person? I'm for AMD remember, I was merely saying that my rig (aka something similar to what the OP would be building) is comparable if not better than an i5 rig with the same stats.
Alright I apologize, your previous comment wasn't 'fanboyism' rather it was just ignorant. I still don't see how you think that the i5 2500k is better than the Phenom II x4, maybe if he was overclocking but by the sounds of it all he wants to do is play games.
Yes, play games. And a Sandy will get much, much higher FPS within those games. And will be much more useful, for more years than the AMD system. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=288
WoW: 74 on the AMD, 119 on the Intel.
Dawn of War: 54 on the AMD, 82 on the Intel.
DA:Origins: 109 on the AMD, 159 on the Intel.
The performance and future potential of these 2 CPUs is pretty clear I think. (never mind the fact that the Sandy does it all for ~50 less watts.)
If you don't understand why that system is superior, for marginally more money, it's *you* that's trolling.
OP: Unless you need your machine *today* and you still want to consider AMD, then give it til June and see what Bulldozer brings to the table.