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46. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 10, 2012, 20:14 LiTh
John wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 20:10:
Creston wrote:
If all you're doing is games, the i7 is overkill. Get the i5-2500K. Best processor for its money with its insane overclocking capabilities. But even at stock it's already faster than anything you could possibly need.

Hmm, I may do that. The i5 3570K is only $10 more than the 2500K though and is the Ivy Bridge so it should run cooler. That's good to hear about your 660 Ti too. Glad I went with that one and I'm looking forward to seeing it perform in person.

What about memory? I was considering going with 16gb but most games I looked at only recommend up to 4gb so now I think 8gb should be enough.

8gb is great, only reason to go higher is if your into VMware stuff. For gaming, you should be jubilant if a game takes more than 2gb of ram, and ecstatic if it takes 3-4gb of ram, i've never consumed more than 4-5gb's while gaming
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