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What is the better PC Setup for Graphic Design

So I have credit with HP and I have two custom setups here, I want to know in your opinion if the first setup is worth the extra money compared to the second setup! I don't want the cost to be the main factor, I want to know if setup 1 will really gives me a real measurable performance difference compared to 2! The #1 use is business/agency class Graphic Design Workstation #2nd use gaming of coure!!! 1, 2, 3 go....

First setup: $2,922.00
32GB DDR4-2133 nECC (4x8GB) Unbuffered RAM
1TB 7200 RPM SATA 8GB 1st Solid-State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)
HP USB Business Slim Keyboard
NVIDIA Quadro K420 2GB DL-DVI(I)+DP 1st No cables included Graphics - PCIe
HP DVI to VGA Adapter
9.5mm Slim SuperMulti DVDRW 1st Optical Disc Drive
NVIDIA Quadro K420 2GB DL-DVI(I)+DP 2nd No cables included Graphics - PCIe
HP Z240 Workstation Country Kit
HP Z Turbo Drive G2 256GB PCIe 1st Solid-State Drive (SSD) - PCIe
HP USB Optical Mouse
HP Z240 Tower Workstation
Operating System Load to PCIe
Intel® Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe Network Interface Card - PCIe
HP 3/3/3 Tower Warranty
Intel® Core™ i7-6700 3.4GHz (up to 4.0GHz) 8M 4C TWR CPU
HP Single Unit (Tower) Packaging
HP Z240 TWR 280W 90 percent efficiency Chassis
HP SD Card Reader
ENERGY STAR Qualified Configuration
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (available through downgrade

Second setup: $ 2,558. 98 with discount $1,791.29
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-5930K processor hexa-core [3.5GHz, 15MB Shared Cache]
No Additional Security Software
2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G Hard Drive
Home and Home Office Insert
32GB DDR4-2133 DIMM (4x8GB) RAM
2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 FH GFX
7-in-1 Media Card Reader, 4 USB Ports (Top), Audio [Top 2USB2.0, 2USB3.0]
HP ENVY Phoenix 850se Win 7 Desktop PC
HP Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
HP Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 with Bluetooth M.2 NIC
Windows 7 Professional 64
Integrated Sound
$50 off Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016

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#2 wins

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Better cpu.
Better gpu.

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I go for #2 also.

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Over a thousand bucks...are you kidding me? You can do lots of upgrading with that if you have to.

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My choice would be #2 too.

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I can't guess why Windows 7. Using 8 and 10 for a long time here.

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Windows 7

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Windows 7 is still the most stable of the Windows operating systems and I will continue to use it until Windows stops supporting it in 2020! Happy

Well it looks like #2 is the winner here!

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For me, I make apps

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So my clients are no longer on XP and migrating off 7. So for me, I must be sure they run on 8 and 10. As I use these daily for hours at a time I can't see why folk hang back on 7.

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#2 Wins

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Thanks to all who answered, looks like #2 is the winner here!

Ill let you know how she feels when I take her for a test drive! Happy

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