this might have been asked a lot already but i could always trust you guys here with my purchases in the past so i am seeking advice again on my cpu upgrade plans. as the title says i am unsure what cpu brand to go with these days (i remember back when i got my current q6600, amd was basically out of question and intel was the only real choice...) but i think this isn't the case anymore. so in the course of a new cpu i will also need a new mainboard + ram as well. for the moment i won't be interested in overclocking and hope that i will be fine with stock settings. amd: AMD FX-8350, 8x 4.00GHz, boxed (FD8350FRHKBOX) ASUS M5A99X Evo R2.0, 990X (dual PC3-14900U DDR3) (90-MIBJI0-G0EAY0VZ) Corsair Vengeance blau DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-12800U CL8-9-8-24 (DDR3-1600) (CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B) intel: Intel Core i5-3570, 4x 3.40GHz, boxed (BX80637I53570) ASUS P8Z77-V LK, Z77 (dual PC3-12800U DDR3) (90-MIBIH0-G0EAY0VZ) Corsair Vengeance blau DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-12800U CL8-9-8-24 (DDR3-1600) (CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B) so out of these two lists which do you consider best? or do you have suggestions for a different mainboard/ram? oh and both are about the same in total price (~€350) which also equals my budget.