£580/935$ i5 build?

hello to everyone reading, im building my first gaming rig (as you may or may not know from my other posts) and i have a total of £580 pounds, but i do need a copy of windows 7 too.

580 pounds is around 935 dollars, and the thing i was wondering is can i get an intel i5 build thats decent for this price, or would i be better going with the AMD build? (Phenom 2 x4 black) the reason im not sure is because ive heard that the phenom isent very good. But it seems the best way to go amd wise without blowing £130 at which point i could just spend a little extra for an i5. 

I would really be thankful for any feedback or anyone who can put me a parts list together (intel or amd)

I personally would go with this


No I am not a fan boy but for gaming only AMD is the best way to go for price/performance

580 euros is a very difficult price for a i5, i am not really sure whats going on but things seem far more expensive for you guys over there.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/shEl The system i could put together, its a i3-3220 with a 7950 and a fairly small 500gb WD blue HDD. Do not be fooled by the fact its a dual core, Intel does not need 10 trillion cores to be proper in gaming.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/677?vs=699 Here is a bench of the i3-3220 vs the FX6300 that evan recomended, i believe they have two games on that bench that shows you the gaming performance. For more gaming benchmarks look at each processor seprately and you'll get a more broader picture of how each processor does and if it works for you.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/677 i3-3220 single benchmarks in gaming etc.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699 FX6300 single benchmarks in gaming etc.

For the fellas that told you Phenom II isnt very good, my 1100T at stock clocks with turbo off would have to disagree. When it comes to a gaming system, the recipe is always better 2 parts GPU 1 part CPU.

Go with John c's build.

I would maby get a better mobo like a GA-Z77-D3H for an extra 6 pound

There is also this cas 8 ram for an extra 3 pound

And you can double the hdd space for another 5 pound