I'm looking at 2 processors for a new build. Haven't decided to go with amd or intel so I was looking at processors first. What would be faster. 6 core AMD phenom II at 3.2 ghz or 4 core intel i7 at 2.83 ghz
What are you going to be using the system for? Whats your budget for the system as a whole, these are things we need to know before we recommend a processor, if its for gaming an i5 750 or a Phenom II 955 will be plenty, if its for video editing and you have a higher budget and LGA 1366 i7 930 will be your better choice.
I'd recommend a i7 930 or a i5 750. thats more than enough for what you need. and AMD's 6 core processors are pretty low on performance at this stage in time. i5 750 is cheaper so you should be able to get a nice graphics card, a 5870 or similar. but keep in mind that the southern islands(6xxx) series is due out in a matter of months.