I can get a good deal on a desktop computer with a 128GB SSD and 12GB of RAM. The CPU is i5 (not sure which i5). I have a huge map that I am working on with ArcMap. Do you think the i5 PC will be fast enough or should I get a PC with an i7 CPU?
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Depends ultimately on sort of data you will be processing in addition to what you do outside of GIS work (gaming etc).
I would read online reviews of the respective processors and compare their performance that way. Always go for better than less.