16GB RAM, Intel i5 processor: or 8GB RAM, Intel i7 processor
by KR0G - 6/3/12 9:17 AM
I'm configuring a desktop on the retailers website and am wondering if I should get:
Intel® Core™i7-2700K processor, quad 3.50GHz cores, 8MB Cache
8GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Memory (4 x 2048mb)
Intel® Core™i5-2500K processor, quad 3.30GHz cores, Hyperclocked to 4.3GHz
16GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Memory (4 x 4gb)
The latter option also saves me enough to get a better heatsink and fan, and video cooling.
I intend to use this for browsing and other normal activities, as well as occasional movies and gaming. Which configuration would be better?