I don't game much, but I can't stand how slow my CPU is for school and emails, etc. I have an old Dell and I clean my history and temp files regularily. I defrag when needed and run anti-virus and malware software to keep my computer clean. I don't mind my monitor, keyboard, and printer, so what CPU would you suggest? Full desktops on sale BF are Office Depot's Compaq Presario 4GB,500GB & Walmart's HP Pavilion 3GB,320GB. Which is better?
Since HP and Compaq are the same company and going by the fact that the Paviliion is a higher end model than the Presario and also that Pavillion is giving less mem and HD then I would GUESS the Pavillion has a better processor if they are priced close.
It is just a guess without the model numbers!
Just my opinion from the info you have provided, I would most definatly go for the i3-540, it will probably give you far better performance than the AMD can and at the same price you cannot go wrong with the i3-540. Here is a comparison between the two: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/143?vs=121 , they did not have the AMD 250 so I selected the 255(~100MHz faster than the AMD 250), but you can still see the huge performance difference.
Can you post some links to these PC's? One other thing I bet you there will be other PC deals on black friday online and at BB if you have one around you.
I like the link you provided. Even though I do not understand much of the measurements...because the chart stated "lower/higher is better," I was able to see how the two computeroptions compared. Thanks so much for the information.