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Whiich Computer? Please Help.

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#1 jeeper31


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

I am going to keep it simple. I have a choice of 2 computers. Which is a better machine?

1) AMD Quad Core Athlon 8. CPU speed 2.4 ghz. 8 GB DDR3-1333 memory. Max 16 gb. 1.5 tb hard drive 5400 rpm. GPU AMD Radeon HD 6550D. Display interface 2 x DVI.

2) Intel Quad- core Core i5. CPU speed 3.1 ghz. 6 gb ddr-1333 memory. Max 16 gb. 1 TB hard drive 7200 rpm. GPU Radeon HD 6450. Display interface 1 x HDMI and 1 X DVI. Blu-ray.

I already have an HD monitor.

Primarily I will use it for work which is mostly word processing. However, I also do some photoshopping and I will also be doing some music recording (guitar, trumpet, keyboards). Also watching movies.

Thanks so much in advance.

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:36 PM

option one would give you better graphics capabilities, but option two better processing abilities. Either would do what you need it to I would imagine.



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#3 killerx525


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

Whatever is the cheaper model as they both can do the job.

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