looking for a CPU and cooling system for media editing and creation as well as gaming. I have a budget of 250 maximum for a cpu and cooler. I do plan on overclocking it. I do not have any brand loyalty but i am slightly against intel because of the soldered in processor on the nebook I am using right now. It does have to be 64 bit compatible because I will be running over 4 gb of ram and will be running the 64 bit ubuntu studio.
Stick with the Intel. You are likening a weak "built to just surf" netbook processor to an entire companies product line. Don't fall into that trap.
This I know. I have a dual core intel in my old gaming computer and a dual core intel in my work desktop and a quad core intel in my home working computer, I said slightly against. I run lubuntu on this netbook and ubuntu on my home work computer and windows vista then 7 on my work computer and xp on my old gaming rig. I only have problems with the netbook.
On that list was the honorable mention of the lower fx 4100 but it also had in the hierarchy chart up with the low I7 and mid I5 is the fx 4170
and phenom x4 black edition and the cell below it fx 8150 which i dont agree with i think it should be one lower, but it preforms better at multi-thread applications which my media editing are those. The AMDs can't preform better then an i7 but the value for money is there. The reason I am looking at the AMDs is they preform better at multi-threaded applications because they have 6 or 8 cores and they overclock well and they are atleast 20 dollars cheaper then an i5 quad core.