I'd go for the Intel build, unless you can improve the motherboard on the AMD build. The "LE" version of that motherboard does not have heatsinks on its VRMs, so it is not good for overclocking. If you didn't want to OC anyway, the Intel build will be much better. If you wanted to overclock, you'd need to add an aftermarket cooler to the AMD build for another $30-$40. I recommend a 120mm direct-touch tower cooler, other than the frequently-parroted Hyper212 EVO. That one isn't a bad cooler, but competitors (e.g. Enermax, NZXT, and even Gammax) have products offering similar performance (+/- 1C-2C depending on the fan; could go either way), generally for $5-$10 less. This makes the CM a bang/buck Loser, and I try not to recommend Losers.