Just so you two will know, I'm not an AMD hater. I just think Intel is better right now. before sandy Bridge came out I was running an AMD rig. When and if AMD comes out with a better CPU I will probably go back. I'm the same with GPU's. I have 2 rigs, one with an AMD card and one with an Nvidia card. When I bought my 6950, I thought I got more performance for my money with AMD. When the 7000 and 600 series came out, I felt the other way. AMD has come out with some new cards since and so has Nvidia, so it may be different now, but I'm not looking for another and would probably go Nvidia right now to SLI. It wouldn't make a lot of sense to do different. My opinion is, in the end it does not make much difference. Unless you are pushing your card at 100%, there is no difference. That is the only time the difference is noticeable. Either one will do what most of us do very well, and benchmarks are the only way to really see the difference. But benchmarks are just that and have little to do with every day performance. You guys CPU and GPU will play BF3 as good as mine, and that is all that really matters. So, don't count me in with the haters, I'm not.