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December 4, 2012 12:57:12 AM
December 4, 2012 1:14:54 AM

If it's for games, save money and get the i5-3570K over the i7, which offers no benefit in games.
Frostytech found the Xigmatek Gaia to cool within 1C (i.e. a reasonable error margin) and run 6db quieter than the Crappermaster. It's also only $20 at Newegg right now.
I'd also choose a non-Sandfarce SSD, such as a Samsung 830 or Crucial M4.
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December 4, 2012 3:15:15 AM

You and Cooler Master really do not get along :) 

I would also go with the Samsung 830.

Also, you should only really need 8GB for gaming. I have 16GB, and I barely hit 30% load when gaming.

I hit higher when doing work though.
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December 5, 2012 12:53:58 AM

My friend does HD video and audio editing and a very small amount of 3D visuals. So the 16GB of RAM is needed for that but as far as I know the i7 handle the RAM a lot better than the i5 so it would be preferred over the i5 for work.
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December 5, 2012 9:32:50 AM

Ok then, for A/V editing the i7 might help. Change the SSD and it looks really good for its intended uses.
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