I am building a machine for work. I won't overclock and am looking for good stable performance. I typically run dual monitors and have many windows up at a time. Productivity apps, multiple browser windows and remote desktop sessions. I would also like to occasionally play some games but that is secondary.
I put together specs for these two systems, the AMD is about $100 cheaper, and I may even be able to skip the video card with the AMD.
Is the Intel system worth the extra money? I know the 775 is kind of dead end and the AMD system gives me more upgrade potential. What about performance? Any components I should reconsider? All the parts are listed from newegg which is where I will buy them.
amd mid range
AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
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GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
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XFX HD-465X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
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SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM
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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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