How much you budgeting for?
FWIW, here's the basic rundown on what I just built:
16 gigs RAM
EVGA GTX550i video card
2 WD 1TB drives configured as RAID(0)
Final cost was around $1,000.
Anecdotal evidence points to more issues with AMD processors but that could be purely coincidental so I wouldn't rule it out.
If you want to discuss this, feel free to give me a call...you know where to find me.
What sort of "issues" have you heard about with the AMD processors?
Looking over what's available, there seems to be a lot more in terms of SATA
6gb ports on the AMD boards for half the price of the Intel, and the
processor is a lot less expensive, too.
Honestly, I don't remember and again, it could have just been coincidence.
You might want to pop over to the Creative Suite forums and look around there.