Upgrading from Phenom x4 965(non BE) to AMD or intel?

Hey guys im currently debating whether or not to invest in a new intel cpu or a AMD bulldozer cpu. The primary use is gaming related. Im looking for the best performance with minimal overclocking use. Im leaning towards the 3570k but seeing as i dont really want to overclock is it worth it?

My budget is around 300$ for both a CPU and a new MOBO for it. I do not have a Microcenter around me. I can probably manage a little bit above that limit but not much. Either way im open to suggestions.

Specs:
CPU:Phenom x4 965
GPU: EVGA 660ti
RAM: 8GB 1600 Corsair Vengeance
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More about upgrading phenom 965 amd intel
  1. 3570K and ASRock H77 Pro 4, totals just under $300 at the Egg
  2. After looking at the reviews for the ASRock H77 Pro 4 im not so impressed. Seems like alot of people have problems with it. Any other suggestions?
  3. What motherboard do you have?
  4. Currently im using the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO with only AM3 CPU support.
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