I would say I haven't seen any difference, I know the i5 is unkillable but I still like AMD better specially that it gives you more then what you pay for.
AMD at the moment are the poor mans choice of CPU, but the CPU you got is not bad at all, good clock speeds and core speeds.
I would have went for a single 58xx card rather than 2 5770's. Woulda came to same price.
i do understand the monetary compulsions but..for me..Intel and nVidia will remain favorites...because i've never..and i do mean..never..had a problem with those 2.
[Edited by Telapicus, 2/19/2010 9:08:58 AM]
Indeed, but for the "poor man's choice" you can get their top CPU, a damn good mobo, and RAM for less than the price of a single comparable Intel CPU.