I'm building an office PC and so I am looking to get some advice on which direction to go in.
- I will be using/doing:
Accounting program, document handeling, much Excel usage, playing music, basic 2D work (Photoshop, Xara Extreme), eventually I will do some occasional video editing work (Vegas, Premiere)
- Thing to consider:
I have a bad? habit of having many programs running at once.
Total PC budget is ~$800-900 (adjustable) excluding monitors.
Regarding costs I can only say that I want something that is suitable for my needs, the cheaper the better of course but if cheaper means less stability or performance I prefer something more expensive.
- I have identified three alternative solutions;
a) ~i5/i7, using the integrated graphics.
b) i3, 3220T or similar together with a graphics card, thinking of a HD6870, HD7700, GTX 550Ti, or a GTX 650.
c) AMD solution: FX-4170, A8-3870K, or perhaps an A10-5800K.
Taking the needs into consideration, which would be the best alternative considering performance and noise level?
Is there a better solution that I have not considered?
More specifically, which processer model (and graphics card if needed) should I go for?