Re: AMD or Intel?
Intel- Runs hot, even though they got a higher "Ghz" they are infact SLOWER if ya ever intend to OC you won't go far.
AMD- Runs cool, fast a mid market AMD could compete with a higher end Intel no prob. A low market AMD could compete with a mid market Intel.
Amd you can get a lot more bang for the buck.
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon