Hi, im building my first computer soon for gaming
PNY gtx 560 ti
CORSAIR 4gb 1600 ram
seagate barracuda 500gb 7200rpm hard drive
i dont know whether to buy the core i5 2400 or 2500k will the 2500k improve my games by enough to justify the higher price any suggestions on the cpu and other advice will be greatly appreciated
Well the 2500K OC's like champ, hits around ~4.4GHz easily with the stock heatsink and for ~20$ more, it's a no brainer for me.
And i agree with the Gigabyte P67A UD3, if it's in stock where you live get one of those. If it isn't try to get an ASUS or a MSI P67 board.
Are you going to over clock? If you are going to over clock then get the 2500k, all the "k" means is that it has an unlocked multiplier and is easier to over clock. If you do not plan to over clock, the 2400 will do just fine.