I am beginning to build a rig that will be dedicated to being used in our slowly growing home studio. At the moment we are using FL Studios 10 on my everyday custom rig I built a few years ago. It has served us well the past few months but has developed problems. So hear I am researching to try and do it right the first time. I have always been a AMD guy because I always felt that the extra cost and performance that Intel came with I would never use since I never gamed on my pc rig. Now I ask myself the same question. Is going with a Intel processor worth the extra money in the studio build or will AMD suffice. We are running FL Studios as I explained before. I will be buying a M-Audio Profire 610 to use as my interface. I recently received a Akai MPK-61 as a gift. The only thing that will be record is vocals to be placed over tracks we create using FL. We do plan on going to a different program in the future but FL is just fine for us now. I guess the simple question is should I build my system around the semi low cost AMD or splurge on the Intel. Money is tight but if it will be worth it I will go for it. Sorry for the long rant.