I'm wanting to build my first home office/family PC. I've taken PCs apart, replaced components, installed software etc. Currently I'm using an 8 year old Dell P4, 512 RAM, XP, dying HD, & dead DVD burner...pretty sad huh? I need a machine for web browsing, email, word processing, & ripping music & pictures. No gaming whatsoever. We occasionally use ITunes and do some mild photo editing. No video. Our budget is $500 max but would prefer < 300. I basically want an AMD, Windows 7 system with quality components that is fairly energy efficient. Newegg will be the parts resource.
1) will an AMD Sempron 140 be sufficient or do I need an Athlon II x2 240?