I have decided out of the several processors I am looking into it would be logical to get the FX 8150 (gaming use is practical and Maya should run well on it) The others were the AMD Phenom 2 1011, AMD Phenom 2 1090t, AMD Phenom 2 965. IF any of the phenoms are better than the 8150 please say so!
well in most games you are going to be limited by gpu with a 1090t but you might want to upgrade cpu just because you are already running 2 560s. most of the anandtech tests show that the 1100t can pull 60fps so you should be fine with it especially when if you OC.
personally I don't think its worth the money to shell out $300 for a new cpu upgrade to go intel.