Intel would be better for the rendering an gaming? Or is that info incorrect?
agree, Intel is the better for good gaming at high setting. AMD for value in casual gaming as their integrated graphics are better. > http://www.tomshardw...ock,3106-6.htmlI would also choose Intel for a Workstation, video, photo editing/rending, You won't see many AMD CPUs on the Adobe site, old list,
First AMD about 200 down, > http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
New list, about 600 down, > http://ppbm5.com/DB-PPBM5.php
MC server requirements are not the high, > http://minecraft.gam...er/Requirements
Hardware for MC is also not that high, You can sort the list for CPU, GPU etc. to see what people are using > http://minecraft.gam...are_performance
For more demanding games at very high setting, an i5, you gain very little going to an i7. I think the same is true for home/enthusiast video editing.
If you are playing a game and recording on the same drive, your game play performance will take a hit. Your recording should be written to a dedicated drive.
Depending on the editing software, I would install a min of 16GB of RAM, you may also benefit from having multiple disks.
A build for you to consider, just over your budget but does include OS. >