Thanks build, ill keep that in mind. Have any good benchmark sites for the two?
From what I can understand, for gaming, both CPUs would perform almost the same,
and as your limited to graphics performance by your GPU, at some point it all comes down to that right?
From what I read about the Core i5 CPU, it out performs the phenom II when it comes to encoding videos,compressing files, etc..
And also the possibility of upgrading to a different Intel CPU would require me to buy a new motherboard (from what I've read?).
Unlike the AMD motherboard where you can swap different CPUs.