I might cut down to 8GB Ram, Though the rig will be holding, Skyrim plus Mods, BF3, CoD:MW3, Photo Editing software is a maybe, along with some other software that may take up some memory. Gaming is my primary goal, running academic software is secondary, I'm a Science major so I might have to install some software for my classes, figured extra memory might help.
question: why choose the Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge over the i5-2500k? I am building my new rig really soon and had chosen the 2500k but didnt see the 3570 only 20 dollars more.. is it worth it?
Correct me if I'm wrong but the "K" next to the number stands for OC'ing right? if so, I don't plan to OC sense I don't know how, and if I plan to add a second Graphic card I don't believe I'll need to OC.