So I know the i5 3570k vs AMD FX-8350 question has been asked before, but right now the 8350 is on sale for $190. I was going to go for the i5 since I am mostly a gamer, but since I'm on a budget... Getting the 8350 instead and spending my savings on an SSD for my OS/Steam is looking pretty good.
actually they all do the same thing: process information. whichever u choose will do great as long as the specs are the ones u want. Intel CPUs are expensive, but they are a charm, and Intel is the leader in the CPU industry. AMD is like the #2 in the CPU industry (after Intel of course), so their products are still good (but not as much as Intel ).
AMD tends to be cheaper than intel, so if ur in the budget and NEED the CPU now, get the AMD, if not, save a little more and get the Intel