Differences in gaming perfomance are not noticeable and they favor either CPU depending on the game. Plus with AMD you'll be upgrade able for atleast one generation of CPUs and you'll have room for a better GPU
As for GPU I wouldn't buy a 7950. I would either go with 7870 tahity le which is cheaper and only 3% less powerful than 7950. Else I would go straight for 7970
Thanks for the the replies guys. I am gonna stick with the i5 and get the extreme 4.
Also I think I will go ahead and get the 7950 if I can find a decent deal on it but probably won't buy at MC. Mostly just wanted to get my cpu/mobo there because of pretty significant saving. Especially factoring in that there are 4 of us driving there. Not a huge drive just about 2 hrs.
You think there is anything else worth getting at MC?
I already got the haf 912 for case.
Getting a modular power supply will research more but excella had a good suggestion.
You think ram is worth picking up there? Was going to go ahead and grab 16gb for it. I heard they price match the egg and other places anyways so I will pick up everything I can. If prices can be matched.
I really appreciate all the input. And sorry to you guys with the AMD suggestions I appreciate your feedback I have just been really happy with my current I5 for gaming.