Re: How Much DDR3 memory do I really Need?
Some of the i5 series are really good, however they won't support triple channel memory or HT. If price is an issue for you (and I'm talking somewhere in the region of 70-90 bucks difference JUST for the cpu) then go with the i5. The overall system cost is much lower than an i7 system.
Depends on your personal preference, which is more important? cost or performance?
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