Hi - I'm looking at 2 pc's and have not kept up with my knowledge of systems. Looking for some advice.
A few things: I'm not a gamer. PC use will be for business and home use. I also do some photo editing as a (serious) hobby.
PC 1 - Dell XPS 8910 (silver) - $670
i7 - 6700 - 1 x 16gb RAM (2133) DDR4
1 TB HDD 7200
AMD 560 2gb
MS Windows Pro 64
(note: to this system, I'd add my own SSD probably M.2 ~ $125)
PC 2 - Dell XPS 8930 (Black) ~ $810
i5 -8400 - 2 x 8gb Ram (2666) DDR4
256gb SSD Sata Drive / 1Tb HDD 7200
MS Windows Home 64
(note: to this system, I'd add a graphics card when prices come down)
(note2: from what I understand, photo editing software is less dependent on GPU and more on RAM and Processor)
So the question comes down to i7 6th generation vs i5 8th generation with some very slight differences in other components. Benchmarks show that the two processors are pretty close (4 core with Hyper Threads vs 6 Core without).
At the end of the day, it is probably a wash and for my use, I'm probably overthinking this decision. Any reason I shouldn't go with the newer i5? Am I missing anything obvious?
Thanks for any help.