PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE WHAT THE BETTER VALUE/CONFIGURATION IS!
I am shopping for a new desktop and found these 2 similar ones both for around $1100 at 2 different stores and was wondering if someone could help me decide which is a better deal for the price for working with Studio 10? Both are HP Pavilion Media center TV Desktop Packages, one is # a1657c and the other is # m7670n. Other than the differences in hard drive size (which is easy to upgrade) and one has 2 DVD drives (it's easy to get another), of the things that are more difficult to change, like the processor: Is it better to have: Base processor
PentiumD 915 (P) DC 2.8 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
Socket 775 with integrated graphics and I would need to get another graphics card;
or: Base processor
Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz
2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
Socket AM2 and this one has dedicated graphics
256 MB DDR memory
I/O Ports: DVI, S-Video, VGA
Full specs here:
and the other one here:
I chose these 2 because I don't want Vista yet and found a good deal in my price range, and I don't want to build my own machine from the ground up but am willing to put in a little extra on whatever machine I do get. Thanks for any help analyzing this, I am getting confused.