Help me decide between 2 PC's
I am looking to get a new computer, i built my own in 2001, it is a 1Ghz AMD with 512 ram and was working completely fine and now the motherboard is going out and corrupted 3 of my hard drives so i'm done with it.
I am looking to buy a dell, not an insane gaming pc since i'll do my gaming on my 360, but just a fast computer that can do multi-tasking nicely and just have an overall FAST experience.
Here's the 2 to choose from
Integrated graphics (already have a card)
Geniune vista premium
No monitor (will buy my own)
And the real question: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ CPU
The other is a Dimension E520
It is identical in Specs besides the CPU
A Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 (1.8GHz, 800 FSB)
It will cost 630
So basically which one of these CPU's is faster and how much faster?
And lastly, will this setup get me nice performance? Speedy performance in 2, 3 years? I keep my computers in nice condition and my 1Ghz processor still felt fairly speedy...
After thinking further...i decided to up my specs a bit.
Would these specs be able to run vista home premium comfortably and speedy?
Vista home premium, aero and everything on..
1.86Ghz intel core 2 duo 1066FSB
250GB SATA Hdd
2GB dual channel RAM at 677mhz
integrated graphics (enough mb's of memory, and no, i dont plan to play games, and if i do i'll just upgrade)
Will this be able to run vista with aero and say, aim classic, firefox with 3 tabs and itunes playing music comfortably?
BTW...cost is 999
Thanks for any help, suggestions are welcome, but i have decided not to build my own computer this time so dont bother with that.