If I can sell my truck i will get two 5850's, if not then i will get it like 1-2 months later
I would go with the AM3 build, if you are able to get better overall quality parts. If you are skimping on parts for the Intel build to keep the price the same or close. If all components are of equal quality, I would spend the extra $50 for an overall getter system (non-game related activities).
the only thing difference in the build is the CPU, im gonna stick with the intel build. Im gonna start going to school for programming soon so im sure intel would be better for that kind of stuff then amd
go with intel. the cpu is better than the amd, and will last you longer. you can oc it, to get it up past many other cpu's in performance.