I am going to build a cousin a light gaming and media compute, that is portable and I need an opinion on which build I should get. The budget is under $500 if you have any suggestions. keep the cases the same size too.
The Intel system. i3-3220 > FX-6300. The GPU (HD7750) performs at the same level as my old HD5770. I was able to play Skyrim and BF3 at decent rates with it (with my inferior i5-750 too). For light gaming/media use this is a decent system. Go for it.