|I couldn't find any warranty info for the second one, so be wary.|
Again, this is a hard decision, as the first is probably a little better than what you need, but the second is...
At first glance, the second would seem that it fits perfectly with your requirements, and with a very reasonable price tag.
But after a little closer inspection, you see that the RAM is DDR2, which is quite outdated to be honest.
It does (supposedly) have a 500 GB hard drive, which is just right for you, but after I read the product description a little ways down, I'm not so sure:
"It is equipped with a 160 GB Hard Disk Drive for you to store and manage your important documents."
They also spelled internet like "nternet", so whether this is a 'reputable dealer' is questionable.
Well, it is Ebay after all.
I actually think the first computer is a very good deal. It has basically everything you could need (besides a monitor) - keyboard, mouse, and optical drive.
Processor and RAM look about right for what you'd be using it for. As I said before, I really doubt you would actually us 1 TB of storage...
On the other hand, that probably equates to it being about $20 more expensive than a 500 GB...which is certainly better than having to buy and install a new hard drive yourself should you use up the 500 gigs.
It also has quite a few expansion slots, so should you decide you want a better rig you could always add on later.
The reviews looked overall very good, one problem you might have is that it only has a VGA Port, but they sell converters for HDMI and DVI if that's all your monitor supports.
As for performance, I'd say the first one. Like I said above, the second has the older RAM.
Even though it's true that an AMD 3.0 GHz doesn't equal an Intel 3.0 GHz processor, the difference is usually less in some of the older chipsets.
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