personally i would go starkers before ever making a mistake of buying an intel based system again
amd though have heating issues performs as it should
i have noticed that intel own manufactured motherboards causes a lot of problemssss. and intel is much beter of with boards of other componies reagardless of the chipset.
one thing i have also noticed with intel is when they are new ( dabbay sey niklay howay ) they perform like a dancing veela but after a week there speed go asstray.
in other words i love amd even though they are a bit more veareee