I dont want to start an AMD INTEL war I just want to know what is my best performance/cost option. I have 2 options, purchasing the AMD phenom 2 x4 965 for 100 and placing it in my system, or buying and i5 3570k and new mobo for 240 plus a new copy of windows for 90. I just want this rig to play games on ultra settings for the next 2 years or at least, and most importantly battlefield 4 on ultra at 60fps.
Also I have a prebuilt mobo so overclocking the 965 is not an option.
If you're planning for the future, go with the i5 system. If you just want to play BF3/4 and play it now, go with the 965 and O/C it. However, like previously stated, the gfx card will be your main concern. What resolution is your monitor?