Amd or intel for new build?

I want to build a computer that will be used mostly for just internet browsing, word, excel, and quickbooks. I wanted to know how many would recommend an amd processor for this build? and what amd chip would be the equivalent to an intel i5 2500k?

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  1. Depending on your budget go with intel, if your budget is less then $700 go with AMD. But since your not gaming on anything go with any cheap cpu.
  2. Don't need a 2500K for those purposes. Mainly all you need is an inexpensive i3 build for around $500. I'm an intel guy so that would be my recommendation. And we can walk through some builds if you're interested.
  3. around $500 would be my ideal budget, I guess i should plan out a build and then repost to see what my options are
  4. You should just buy any cheap prebuilt laptop or desktop. What you proposed doesnt really require anything and personally isnt worth making one yourself, IMO.
  5. Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80616I3540 - $99
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard - $99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $43 might as well get 8 for that price!
    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - $106
    LITE-ON Internal 24x DVD Burner with Label-tag Feature 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS524-06 - $25
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $45

    Did I miss anything? Other than you are in the UK? But this will give you an idea if you're interested in building one. About $480
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