I browse the web, listen to a lot of music that I download and watch movies. I have been recently streaming movies over my network to another pc to watch on the big screen. Every once in a while, usually once a year I play Call of Duty for a couple of weeks. That is the only game I play, not big on them. I would like to have an hdmi port on the pc, so I can toss my adapter. I would like to have a SSD for the OS and a speedy hard-drive for my music and movies. I don't own any blu-ray disks but would like to. All in all, I don't think I need a "gaming" pc but something close to it. I am trying my best to keep the total cost around $500 although I'd spend $600 if it's worth it. I can upgrade in the future also, doesn't have to be all at once.
I have been to Best Buy & Microcenter and they both tried to sell me complete computers. I try to tell them what I'm looking for. They first ask if I play games and when I say anything about Call of Duty they tell me to get an Intel i7 processor. A little out of my price range. Anybody think AMD is comparable? How about i5's?
Thanks for any and all help. I really appreciate it.