Hey everyone, things have been going wrong in my very old gaming system and I feel i need an upgrade, I was thinking going AMD as i have always been intel But i have read that an i5 2500k would outperform a FX-8120 in games. I have even heard an i3 would be giving the amd cpu a run for its money.
Here are my two systems that i have in mind, please leave any personal opinions, factual advice about the two setups comparrasion wise and value for money.
AMD FX-8120 Black Edition Eight Core 3.1 GHz http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_345&products_id=18658
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17527
Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad Core http://greenboxit.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=33149&products_id=46765
ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance Motherboard http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19868
Im really confused as what would be better and the intel one is a little more pricey but i wouldnt wanna get the AMD if it is just going to be needed to get upgraded. Please leave any remomendations also about what you would get if you had that kind of price range ($300+-) Something to consider also is that i have a 500GB Samsung HDD and i just purchased a Samsung 830 128GB SSD and i wanted to run both in my PC and if a cheap motherboard had an option of SSD cahceing that could also be a consideration.