Intel vs AMD systems I am looking at

So using newegg I built an AMD and Intel system, both costing $1140. So my question is which system is the better for gaming, wht are each systems pros & cons, and is everything compatible and look ok? I am open to suggestions if you recommend different components. But I want to keep both systems at the same price and around 1000-1200.

I have this for both systems:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP $170 (not settled on the case)

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) $110

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal SSD $110

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 $125

Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0033 1TB 7200 RPM RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive $115 (will an enterprise HDD be ok for a home gaming PC?)

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $20
Total: $650

The Intel build:
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W $200

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $140

GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 $150
Total: $490

The AMD build:
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX $200

ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $130

ASUS HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $150
Total: $480

I wanted to build an AMD & Intel system for the same price to see how sthey compared so what do you guys think?
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  1. I'd have picked $1200 as my total build price point :) ..... and included a 3570K (+$20) , same MoBo and 650 Ti Boost

    Then again, Id chop $50 of the case cost and get a Corsair 500R @ $120 ... last week it was a steal at $80
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    I'd have picked $1200 as my total build price point :) ..... and included a 3570K (+$20) , same MoBo and 650 Ti Boost (+$20)


    I might go that route but AMD's best CPU was $200 so I wanted to compare it to a $200 Intel CPU.
  3. Depends what games you'll be playing.

    If you plan to be playing next-gen's mainstream titles, it'd be best to go with the 8350; what with the PS4 having 8 cores (Dunno about the 360).

    If you'll be playing current-gen games and older (less threaded 'n' single threaded) games, the i5 would be the proccy to go for.
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