I am planning to build a new PC, and I want to purchase the best Intel processors for multi-tasking. But it gets a little confusing: is higher clock speed better, more cores betters, hyperthreading better, more memory better, etc etc? I run Windows 10 Pro and use dual monitors. I do not do any video editing (play streaming videos), and do not game, I will be doing sound editing. I usually have open 12 incidences of MS Edge, 3 of chrome, 3 or 4 Excel spreadsheets, 4 or 5 Words docs, pdf, email (MS Outlook), music player, a program I use for patients, a label printing program, and maybe one or two other programs, all open at the same time. I have a quite a few things running the background also. Have multiple USB devices attached, external HDs, printers, etc.
Any opinions on the best Intel Processors for my situation? Oh, and I don't want to pay for something as expensive as a Zeon processor. Thanks, appreciate any opinions.
I think what it comes down to is maybe I'm really asking what is multi-tasking when it comes to CPUs. This term seems to be used in different ways?