Greetings, looking for some computer buying advice. I'm currently in school pursuing an MIS (minor in Computer Science) degree and it's painfully obvious that I need a new computer at home. I've got it narrowed down to 2, but I just can't seem to decide.
The first one is an i5-650 CPU (dual core?) and 6 GB RAM. The other is virtually identical, except it is an i5-750 (quad core?) and 8 GB RAM. The 2nd is only 50 bucks more, so maybe it's a no brainer, but I really can't justify spending money just to spend money. Do you think I'd see a noticeable difference in performance? Especially when it comes to things that I'll be doing for school (databases, programming, etc)?