Intel equivalent of AMD FX-6100

The title pretty much says it all but I am just shopping for a new pc under $500 and I am looking at barebone kits at tigerdirect and I found an amd fx-6100 kit and I was wondering what the intel equivalent of this kit would be

also the pc will be used for the time being for surfing the web and typing microsoft documents until I can afford a graphics card suitable for gaming
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    It depends on what's in the kit.

    Also, if you were thinking of it, don't go with the FX 6100. It's an AMD Bulldozer CPU which was a bit of a flop to say the least. Go with a piledriver AMD cpu if you're thinking of going that way, so the FX 43xx, 63xx, or 83xx.

    If you could provide more info of what's in the kit it would be helpful.
  2. there really isn't an intel equivalent.

    i suppose some pentium g2020 would sorta stand in as one... but then the pentium would be faster on a single thread level and the fx6100 would be faster in multithread environments. That said... please don't go with bulldozer. bulldozer represented a step backwards in chip performance from phenom II. it might be a 6 core but it's a slow 6 core.

    if you're looking for a $500 rig and plan down the road for a gpu for gaming here is a suggestion...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M/CSM Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $538.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 21:48 EDT-0400)

    build that, use the onboard graphics with the cpu. buy a new gpu as soon as you can. enjoy.
  3. Most of the Intel I3 cpus are faster than most amd cpus. The i5 cpus beat all amd cpus. As some said, could get the FX-4300/6300 then the best video card you can get.
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