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Haswell i5 or i7? (F@H) - thoughts?

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I recently started folding (seams for a good course thumb.gif) and Im upgrading in the near future
Q6600 @ 3.0ghz -> Haswell 4570k or 4770k
Will i7 have a major advantage over i5 as folding CPU? or is it rly not worth the extra cash?

I will rly only be using my PC for gaming and then folding 24/7~

Also.. should I go for 2x8GB 1866 or 2x4GB 2166 corsair dominator plat CL9 1.5V, ~70$ difference. Upgrade from 2x2gb 800mhz ddr2 tongue.gif
I will also get GTX 680, 680x2, 690 or 780.. hard to tell right now.

It is all gonna sit in MSI Z87-GD65 ^_^
MSI Z87-GD65.png

All inputs are welcome smile.gif
 
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I believe that the i7 is worthwhile for folding, but not nearly as much for gaming.

Also, you won't need any more than 8GB of RAM for gaming.
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