Wouldn't dare, they all have heat problems if pushed far enough. Only if you build it yourself. Time and time again we've seen the comparable equipped PCs higher in cost for the factory built AMD PCs. http://www.newegg.com is the link for a popular net sales outlet for AMD and Intel CPUs. The difference in cost for the comparable processors is negligible. If one is going to build the PC themselves, by all means go with an AMD processor if it fills your need. However, for the consumer that buys a ready built stock PC, think Intel for best bang for the buck.