I'm not a gamer...I will be doing the basics on the internet, using MS Office, photo/music/video storage, some photo editing, listening to music and watching videos, etc...so which option is the best for me?
The faster hdd will load and transfer info quicker. I'm using 8GB of RAM but I've yet to see all of it used, it rarely goes beyond 60% usage with multiple programs running. Also, it's easier and cheaper to upgrade your RAM than it is to swap out an HDD. Further if HDD capacity is an issue, you can always add an identical HDD to double your storage very easily. Hope this helps.