Basically I'm looking to build a powerful machine, maybe around 2000$, and after looking around this is what I decided to get. Can anyone check if everything is compatible and if this will be something that will last me for a while?
I've looked a bit a checked the benchmark betweek the i7-950 and the i5-2500k and it's true that the i5 looks extremely nice and a bit better, so I'm thinking of going with this one. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=288&i=2.3...
Other than that would it work if I just changed the CPU? The motherboard I've chosen (ASUS Rampage 3) is something that I'd like to keep. Basically my questions are:
1- Just changing from the i7-950 to the i5-2500k won't bring any compatibility issues?
2- By changing this, does the RAM needs to be changed to duel channel sets or that's something that require the p67 motherboard? (that I won't get)
The computer will be used for gaming mostly and I want it to be able to last me a good while before I need to change anything on it.
Thank you all for answering my questions!