An old engine buider's trick is to insatall cam where you want it. Install cylinder head w/gasket, and valve train on one cylinder, use two solid lifters, adjust lash according to cam manf specs.
Bolt on starter and battery, screw in compression tester.
Crank engine over, take reading. Keep advancing/retarding cam to find highest compression reading. Now you've found the sweet spot for max power.
Advancing a cam brings out some more torque, retarding a cam makes HP, drops torque alittle.
As Travis asks, what do you want? I'd go for torque, check your seat-of-your-pants meter!!