^+1 as a former AMD fanboi I must confess that Intel products are now superior in every form factor and at every price point. The one exception is in APU laptops, where AMD have the superior option.
By getting AMD you're not getting a bad processor, far from it. But you're getting something that's second best and in many circumstances only just good enough.
Core i5 or i7 is the way to go. Whether the former or the latter depends on whether you're willing to spend a lot of extra money for 20% better performance in applications that are both multi-threaded and CPU limited (NB, this does not include games).
Well I'm not really looking for huge performance, so why pay the price. right now i'm on an old dell 8300, so i'm thinking whatever i build is gonna be light years in performance and beyond my expectations. I know an 860G would more than likely suffice for me or an i3, but I just want to build an amd system. Nothing against intel they are by far much superior.
Of those choices, the Phenom II is the best choice for gaming and most other things and the 6200 (cringe) is the best for multitasking, but unless you mean 6 different programs taking 100% CPU time all at once or video editing, the Phenom II is still the better CPU.
Seriously, if you're gonna go for Bulldozer, go for the 4170 or a 8120 and OC it, if necessary. The 6200 is the red headed step child of the bunch.
Awesome feedback people. I thank you all very much. Gut gut feeling was the the Phenom.
I think my mobo of choice will still leave me some upgrade headroom for quite a while, considering i made it this far with a Dell 8300 lol.