Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]
Ram: 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 4GB
Graphics card: 1GB DDR3 Radeon HD 6570 [DVI, HDMI. VGA adapter]
on the computer i will be running Maxon Cinema 4D, sony Vegas pro, photoshop cs5, Boujou 5.0, Adobe After effects cs5, and Minecraft. haha. but i am currently running an i5 intel quad core. the programs run fine but not great. im keeping my i5 but getting a 2nd computer to split up the workload between the 2 computers. these computers i will be buying from hp's website.
Wait for the full on Bulldozer if you can. In the 2 you posted I think i7 wins. With threaded apps like photo shop I think th e6 core phenom might catch up a bit. But if you can wait mine as well wait it out the 3 months and see what the new AMD cpu's have to offer.
The i7 2600 is greatly more powerful then the Phenom II. The i5 2500k which matches the Phenom II's cost will also handily beat it in most things except heavily threaded applications, where the hyper threaded i7 2600 would absolutely crush both of them.
Why are using 6gbs of ram on the Intel setup? You should have a matching set of 2. Right now you can get a 8gb kit, 2x4gb, for under $100 and I'd strongly suggest that.
The first point, DO IT YOURSELF. Don't feed free money to OEM's when needing a desktop. The returns are too minuscule. Plus, 1000$ while building it yourself can fetch you far better components compared to what any of those OEM's can provide. For example, check this out -
Grand total USD 886.92 (before rebates). I have not included a video card and a optical media. Since you are not into gaming, you can use the HD 3000 video chip available in the 2600k. You can further lowet the overall cost by opting for a H67 based chipset in case you do not require any advantages offered by the Z68 board.