The Core i5 is fast but doesn't have Hypertheading, just spend a little bit more money and get a i7.
We have i5 at work and it is fast as hell, also has 20GB of RAM and 250GB SSD.
"It's like lifting up the queens skirt and then finding out she's wearing a thong" - Jeremy Clarkson
Yeah I agree but like I mentioned, I want to try "future-proof" (I know that is impossible in the tech world) so that I wont need to upgrade in the next year or 2 and my parents won't be stuck with an ageing system. Im very much in two minds with AMD and Intel only because Intel has been my choice for years but my brother is devoted to AMD so its a little family feud going on. Would they see much difference between an i5 SB and i5 IB processor cause Im sure I can save some extra cash going the SB route maybe?
Originally Posted by dualmeister