If you want future proofing - spend as much as you can and get more spec than you need, your needs will change in time. There's no doubt on that and your machine will handle it because you have that bit extra invested in it.
Thanks to those who have replied I don't want to sound pompous or acting as if money didn't matter but in buying this new system, money doesn't because this system will have to do for a very long time. I'm sure I could get cheaper with less spec but would it future proof. Can I ask, those that have answered,is system two more a gaming machine? Should I not go for a dual core system, if I want to future proof or is dual core systems more for gamers? ......which I'm not These systems are in a local computer shop......which means that I can take the system back if there is any trouble and all the other bonus points that comes from that Thanks
Thanks, SG Atlantis, I thought that and that is why I also thought that the Dual Core would be more suited for my future needs. On a seperate issue, do you think that this system could be very noisey, I haven't seen the system up and running....it is just that the local shop is selling these two systems Thanks
The local shop will probably build to order. It's relative to your level of tolerance, they are alot better than Intels equivalents that run "hot, hot, hot" (in the words of my daughters' fav tv show).
AMD operate cool'n'quiet technology in their processors which means that if the processor isn't needed to run at full whack then it cuts down the speed and the fans are adjusted automatically.
Specify to the shop that you want quiet and they'll recommend a good heatsink and fan for the system aswell.