I just got fed up with my so called 8 core AMD box (its effectively 4 cores due to shared modules) and swapped it out for a Skylake Intel CPU. Absolutely crushes it in every single metric. So pleased with the performance, can't say I will ever go back to AMD unless I'm broke. I was going to use this fake 8 core monster in a file server or something but its power use is pretty excessive so I'm not even sure that's a good fit. I will probably put it up on kijiji but AMD doesn't hold much resale value for reasons I'm now understanding better.
I might give AMD a shot on the video card front again sometime soon though, the 980TIs are insanely expensive.