I just got done building myself a brand new computer! It's amazingly fast compared to my old computer, and I love it. But I labored hard on the choice of my processor. After about a month of research, I chose AMD. I know that the Intel is a faster chip, but the prices just didnt make sense. I'm not here to compare specs or speeds between the two chips, because it's not that important. The simple fact is that in most situations, the AMD will be the best bang for the buck.
If value for the money is important to you , like it is to so many people these days, then AMD is the way to go.