So I am aware asking this as a first post may seem like troll BS but it honestly isn't I just found that reading posts here the bias against AMD is not as bad as it seems elsewhere so I wanted to ask for some input form that type of group.
Background is I always had AMD cpus and gpus until recently that last system I had that I was really happy with was a Phenom II X4 955BE on an ASUS Sabertooth and dual 4870X2 I had someone I knew offer me a really good price for it and I took as I was looking to try a 2500k build. So I sold it and put together a 2500k ASUS Z68 with dual HD6970s system worked great then I had 1 GPU die on me last fall. So I decided to upgrade my gpu and sell off the other working 6970 while doing so I had someone offer to buy my whole existing system with just the single gpu for a really good price, so I sold it.
Now the start of the piss off part I built this Present Build (note it actually has the old TX950 psu not the 750). With that build I really like the GPU performance but the mobo is a little disappointing and the cpu is horrible (I lost the silicon lottery) I am not able to get any performance out of that damn processor. With that my wife now wants me to put the A4 APU media box I have in my den on the living room TV for her to use, that and the fact I have the money to spend on some upgrades I am trying to choose between 2 different plans.
Option 1 > stick with intel and buy the parts to up grade my main system (mostly used for gaming and some 3D CAD work) and put together a new media box that will also be something more of a home media server. Those 2 builds would be as follows; Main Rig Intel Build / Media Server Intel Build With this route I can just make use of what I have and re-roll the silicon dice on the info I keep hearing that the 4790ks are much more consistent and I will actually be able to get some performance out of it. The existing i5 stuff does work ok at stock speeds so for a box that will really just be used for downloading, streaming stored content to 1-2 other systems on my in home network and online streaming to the TV used as a monitor for that system it should work ok.
Option 2 > Sell off my existing system as is and switch back to all AMD for both builds and put together these; Main Rig AMD Build / Media Server AMD Build on these the difference in the cases from intel to AMD is strickly due to locating the systems in my rec room and the ROG mobo for the APU is partly to ensure I get the most out of it as possible and also to get the fastest network and storage connections.
Lastly in case anyone wants to say it the idea of keeping the 780 on an AMD cpu just seems wrong and I know that is pretty fan boyish but still not willing to do it and I need a gpu with the existing rig to sell it.
As for budget I am looking at 1500 to 2k overall and I think I should be able to get enough selling my existing system to make the AMD budget work with the sales revenue. Also I live on the east coast of Canada so cdn$ and retailers and all online retailers as there is absolutely nothing local. As for OS I already own 2 copies of W-8.1 and with the 30$ price for OEM keys on G2A that is the plan for OS as of now, but I may look into Linux and XBMC after but my software skills are not the best and my only linux experience is with Mint and Ubuntu.