Originally Posted by Red_Machine
Would you guys reccommend the Intel or the AMD? I'm tempted to go AMD again, but I'm just worried that it won't be up to the task of supporting my 580.
I would say go with AMD if you intend to overclock, if you intend to leave your cpu at stock speeds i would expect an i7 to be the better buy than i5 or anything from AMD.
My phenom 965 at 4ghz does pretty well at keeping up with my pair of 6870's but i admit an overclocked i7 would feed them better but only as i have 2 cards, i hope to go back to a single card soon so that i can keep my phenom a little longer without it holding me back.
Originally Posted by scaminatrix
It seems they're close
. I'm guessing the i5 when OC'ed will be the better performer.
From that i would also say overclocked i5, if you can bump it up closer to 4ghz would beat out then phenom at around 4ghz.