I concur with all the replies in the thread so far lol. For anything short of doing multistage rendering, video/audio processing, or otherwise something ridiculous that you do for a living the Phenom is a smarter buy.
Personal preference may have you buy the i7 anyway if you prefer a particular company. Just know that if you went the Phenom route you will not lose anything and will be smokin fast with either processor.
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