The great intel v AMD war and role reversal with quality v price. AMD may make better chips for commercial/production work and benchmark results are generally better comparing equivalent chips. However for gaming taking into account pricing and OC, an Intel equivalent is currently I feel the better option in terms of the value of performance you get out of gaming. As I do not use a computer for video/rendering, I am not so concerned about anything else.
Also lets be blunt, from a gaming viewpoint in 3 years time when you want another build, who cares that another chip gave you 3-5% more performance for an extra 50-100? (as long as the motherboard you find is well priced) Use the extra money on the GPU!