Amd upgrade or Intel buy

so im planning on upgrading my cpu and i was looking at 2 different one's at the same price range the two i was looking at are the AMD Phenom II x6 1055t and the Intel i5 750 they are both around 200, know the question i have is which will perform better with what i got right now. considering i have to buy a new mobo with the intel. Links are posted below to what i have and want so please help me out and give me some detail on whats better for todays games and programs.

Haves:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223&cm_re=msi_790fx-gd70-_-13-130-223-_-Product

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211440&cm_re=a-data_ddr3-_-20-211-440-_-Product

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150436&cm_re=4870-_-14-150-436-_-Product

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159089&cm_re=coolmax_power_supply-_-17-159-089-_-Product

Wants:

CPU AMD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851&cm_re=1055t-_-19-103-851-_-Product

CPu Intel: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

MOBO INTEL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188054&cm_re=evga_p55-_-13-188-054-_-Product

again thanks for the help and info and your time
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  1. Since you already have an AMD board go for the 1055, grab a nice CPU cooler and OC it to get really good performance out of it.
  2. The AMD is an excellent choice, and since you already have a board, I'd definitely go with it over the Intel. The i series is good, but it's not good enough to justify a new board.
  3. I5 is gonna be better for games, but Phenom II X6 is gonna be better for programs(multithreaded programs or mutliple programs at once). Personally I would grab a Phenom II X6, especially since you already have a compatible motherboard.
  4. Remember Needs come before Wants....:)
  5. Not so sure about that CoolMax power supply --- could be a ticking time bomb.

    Consider the Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W with your upgrade.

    Otherwise, I would seriously encourage you to purchase the EVGA P55 LE and the Intel i5-750, and sell me your MSI 790FX-GD70.


    Wait ....


    What?


    (in John McEnroe voice) ""You can't be serious!""


    If you have a PhII 945 and up, I'd sit tight (and purchase a second Radeon HD 4870 1GB for $125 !!). Wait for Northern Islands and BD Zambezi.


    Side note: It looks as if AMD's stated intent will be to push BD Zambezi support on the 890FX/GX chipsets. I would not be surprised if MSI updated the BIOS of the 790FX-GD70 to support BD Zambezi.

    MSI Tech Support recently updated the BIOS of the K9A2 Platinum for Thuban support. I repeat:

    ""You can't be serious!"" :o

    Those guys are great.
  6. You've not mentioned any info on your current CPU.. Please do that..
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