Overall, including things like the PSU and such, I think that it will cost about £1000-£1200 pounds.
I am going to use it for gaming and I want it to last for about 3-4 years, possibly 5.
I was also wondering if it is not going to last for that amount of time (i.e. play games at nearly the highest settings)
or if it is excessive (I would love to save some cash )
For gaming there really isn’t any reason to go with anything besides the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and a good P67 based board. The 2nd generation Intel Core processors also use dual channel memory set up so make sure that you select your memory in groups of 2.
I am unsure about the memory.
What should I get?
I do some 3d modelling and such and I need quite a bit of memory. Perhaps 6gb?
Also, I think that i7s are best with 3x sticks of ram. Is this true?
For the i5-2500k, what sort of ram and in what quantity is sensible?