I've been thinking about upgrading from the current laptop I have to a desktop. Let's face it - with a dead sound card and a questionable IDE controller, this laptop isn't the most ideal, and neither is my other computer with a dying motherboard. With that in mind, looking at a budget-friendly laptop that will do just about anything I throw at it.
Trying to decide between the AMD Phenom II X4 955 and the Intel Core i3-2100. I'm leaning more towards the AMD, though. What I'm looking for is a computer that will run some of the older games I play flawlessly but still be able to run the occasional new game. I honestly don't do a whole lot of gaming other than League of Legends for graphics games, as I have issues with playing them for long periods of time. (though I burnt out a laptop with Hellgate London, hehe) I'm more into text based games, photo editing as well, need something that can run Adobe CS5 as well. (it's painfully slow on my dual core - could just be the RAM in it though)
Thoughts? AMD is more attractive due to the potential for overclocking, but I've also had bad experiences with overclocking before so likely wouldn't anyway.