- 87 months ago
Even though christmas is far out, I thought a good christmas present for my mom would be a new computer. She has a laptop and used the desktop in the living room but both are really outdated and slow, but since she doesn't care about tech stuff too much, as long as it works, she's fine with it. She's been complaining lately about both computers though, so I thought I could give her a much faster one. It's going to cost about 700-800$ and since I'm only 14, I'm gonna start saving up now with help from my older brother and older sister. I'm having trouble choosing between the i3-3225 or the FX-6300. The FX-6300 has 6 cores compared to the i3-3225's 2 cores but benchmarks have made it seem like that doesn't make too much of a big difference. It won't be for gaming or anything hardcore, just web surfing. This is going to be matched up with a Radeon 7770 but I was thinking of getting an i5-3570k and just having her use integrated graphics. What do you guys think?