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Intel core i3 or Amd fx-4300 for office use

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September 30, 2013 10:04:23 PM

I have to build a system for office use purely. I have to run 3/4 progs simultaneously, such as office, email, database, QuickBooks. Which CPU would be better? Also need to run 3 monitors, through nVidia video card (i have card). Thanks for your input.
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September 30, 2013 10:13:21 PM

I'd choose the cheapest option. Any of them would do the job.
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September 30, 2013 11:23:14 PM

The intel general has more performance per core so that could increase productivity and either will run tri-monitors. As long as the card does support it like you say.
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October 1, 2013 1:13:01 AM

JD007 said:
I have to build a system for office use purely. I have to run 3/4 progs simultaneously, such as office, email, database, QuickBooks. Which CPU would be better? Also need to run 3 monitors, through nVidia video card (i have card). Thanks for your input.

For just office stuff (you may be running 4 programs simultaneously, but none of those load the CPU heavily), even a Pentium will do and is much cheaper than an i3.
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October 1, 2013 11:04:05 AM

Whichever CPU is cheaper. Even a Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge generation Pentium CPU will do or one of AMD's APUs.

As long as the nVidia card (or AMD) card has a DisplayPort, then you will be able to use it for 3 monitors. If it does not have DisplayPort, then you need another graphics card for that 3rd monitor.
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