Perhaps someone can help me understand how an i3 Dual Core 3.3GHz out performs something like an AMD FX-6100 Six Core 3.3GHz. I see a lot of people on these forums seem to favor Intel over AMD with these type of post. But before I go dumping money out I would like to know what the reasoning is?
I would like to note that I will not be upgrading my rig again for a while, so recommending the i3 based on the fact I could upgrade it to an i5 in six months is not a reality for me. I am looking to build something that will more than likely not be upgraded again for a another year or so.
Also storage is not a necessity as I already have a HD and that could free up a little bit of money.
OS will not be needed. I have a copy of Windows 7 64-bit ready for this upgrade.
the best thing to do would be look at the benchmarks, especially related to 3d applications, of the 2 cpus, intel is better for gaming, but on your budget id either try and stretch for an i5 3570 or failing that the AMD fx