What processor should I buy?
I'm building my own pc for the first time, and I want to do it right. I've been told that Intel processors are more powerful than AMD processors, which are cheaper. But looking around at a couple of websites, it sure is confusing. For instance, I could get a Quad Core AMD Phenom 9850 that's 2.5ghz, but the Quad Core Intel i5 is $175 for 2.67ghz - not a whole lot faster for more than double the cost. Can anyone explain why the Intel chip is so expensive? And since I'm going to be using my pc for taking certification exams, I need a system powerful enough to run a couple of virtual machines at the same time as my regular Windows 7 apps.