I'd recommend a better case/PSU. With what you intend to do a socket FM1 may be up your alley as well. It smokes the i3 on GFX output. Apex PSU's are beyond garbage, I wouldn't even use one for a range target.
The issue with the Op getting an i5 is price. The AMD is cheaper, and will run emulated games without any issues. Also the Phenoms do have SSE instructions (standard x86 instruction set). The AMD FX procs are a disgrace (especially when last gen hardware trounces em).