Don't sleep on the AMD processors,yes Intel gets all the press and most of it is well deserved,but AMD is still relevant today, and reasonable in price. Look no further than Micro Center where currently in stock is the AMD FX 6300 Black Edition 3.5GHz Six Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor.
This AMD FX processor is Unlocked straight out of the box giving users aggressive performance and lightning fast performances. You'll get an extra burst in speed with AMD's own Turbo Core Technology. Price? Just $89.99.