I NEED IT ONLY FOR GAMING, MUSIC AND SUCH.WHAT U THINK I SHOULD GO WITH??!!?!?!?!
IS IT BETTER FOR MY GPU TO GO FOR AMD???
AH AND WHAT DO U THINK FOR I3 VS THE ABOVE PHENOM...IS IT BETTER???
THANKS FOR ALL THE ANSWERS
ps I KNOW THAT I5 IS BETTER THAN PHENOM BUT WHAT WITH THE OTHER STUFF THE mB RAMS COOLER AND THE COMPABILITY??
first, the phenom will be a btter option than an i3, the core i5 2500k is better than the phenom, if going with the 2500k will make you get crappy ram and motherboard go for the amd build, and for gaming both the phenom and the i5 will give you excellent performance, if i were in your position i would go with the AMD build and overclock it since you can get an aftermarket cooler and you are getting a good motherboard