Need some advice on a starting point for specing a system.
I need a system for around £600 (exc VAT... it's a home office computer). I don't currently need a monitor with it (or Windows for that matter as I'll probably throw Ubuntu or Fedora on there).
It needs to cope with a large amount of multitasking, compiling code, and probably the odd VM for testing.
I'm mainly wondering where to splash the cash.. whether to got the AMD route with either an A8 or Phenom, and spend the difference on and SSD and higher speed RAM.. or to go the i7 route and risk breaking the bank?
Any advice.. or a spec recontamination would be great?