I've been away for a while in the hardware scenes. I can see a lot has changed.
Currently I own:
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, OCed at 2.8GHz (I believe)
- 4GB RAM
- GeForce 8800GT
- Gigabyte MB
- WD Black Edition HD
- Antec Sonata 3 case
- 22inch monitor with 1680x1024 resolution
I am looking to give this to my daughter and build a new one. I basically use it mostly for productivity purposes. I often use more than 30 windows open, mixed with different apps (all browsers, Eclipse, mySQL, Photoshop, p2p, etc). I always have background applications running. My existing system doesn't feel all that fast. I don't play games much these days so I probably don't need a super fast GPU.
Given this, what would be my best option? Trying to stay below $1000 budget.
Is i7-920 worth it over i5-750? What about AMD's 6-core CPU?