Im putting together a desktop and cant seem to decide on a processor
know many are going to suggest building my own,I would appreciate your choice between these 3 systems and why let me tell you about the users
-would like to edit her pics
-Play small games like pinball (lol)
-store all her family pics and edit and her videos
-Watch spongebob on netflix
I will be hooking up a 27 in samsung lcd/Monitor and I plan on doing my gaming from a ps3 along with a blu ray player.However I would be intrested in playing that new star wars game when its relased and maybe battlefield.So heres the systems
Processor AMD Phenom(TM) II X4 920 quad-core processor [2.8GHz, 2MB L2 + 6MB L3 shared, up to 4000MT/s
Memory 4GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
Hard drive FREE UPGRADE! 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
(do I need 1gb or is less okay)
LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
Networking Wireless-N LAN card
(Should I go with the premium N lan card?Im using a linksys router thats in the same room)
Security software Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month
For what you have describe, the Phenom II X4 or the i750 system would perform very well, and offer the best price / performance ratio. This article will give you an idea of how these different processor compare from a performance viewpoint. http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=364...
If you live near a Microcenter store, you can pick up a i750 processor for $150 or a i860 processor for $230.
Also, I would recommend that you purchase the ATI 5770 graphics card. This card has excellent performance for both gaming and as a HTPC card, and the 5770 is low powered, runs cool, and is quiet. It is well worth the extra cost.
would buy the i5 one. this is becuase, the i5 is faster then the amd, and just the right amount of speed. it has all right parts, except the vid card. i know your not doing much of any video intensive stuff, but you might as well get onboard video if you are going to get a 220. aside from that everything else is good.