The 550 would be better (just slightly) and overclocks well. Just pair it with a good 780G board and you'll be good to go. If you are interested in crossfire then I say go for the ASRock 780GXE, or if you want to spend a little the Gigabyte 790X board.
The 550 overclocks really well and also has the possibility of being a quad core with the right southbridge the SB750 or SB710. I have one and was able to unlock the cores. Having a 3.1 ghz quad core with 8 mb of cache is pretty sweet.
well dude i need to no wat u plan to use the cpu for, the budget etc
the amd build would be cheaper, i looked at some reviews and they trade blows
Well I'm going to be doing some moderate gaming, alot of video editing and some photoshop on top. I'm currently running a Pentium D 820 so I'm expecting a big performance increase whatever CPU I go for.
Yes its biostar, but well worth the mid grade mobo for a quad if you can swing it. If you have even more, theres better mobo combos with the 940 BE. You'll appreciate the extra cores when editing video