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Which motherboard to take? hard choise

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June 16, 2012 9:56:58 PM

guys,the thing is that I have one IT friend,who is more close to new technologies,components and other similiar stuff. I asked him I need PC only for gaming,so he tells me to buy 3570K + Asus Z77 V-LE,just because 3570K has 4000 integrated video which highly helps discrete GPU and gives nice upgrade for games nad motherboard has Virtu MPV and because of that. Simply I don't understand why I can't go with 2500K and for example this mobo : http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G43.html

Can someone tell me is which combo is better to take ? (I'll save about 50$ for 2500K + msi mobo,but 50$ doesn't really matter,I just don't like to pay for stuff which I actually can't even use)

Hope you all understand for what kind of advice I'm asking for,thanks in advance :) 
a c 151 V Motherboard
June 16, 2012 11:12:52 PM

The 2500k's graphics, intel HD 3000, is inferior to the HD 4000 in the 3570k but the 2500k has the potential to OC better (less heat) so it becomes a toss-up. Do you intend to put a high-end GPU in or not, if yes, the added ability of the HD4000 (although nice) may not be required however, if using a less than high-end GPU, the HD4000 will be benificial (IMO) and would probably make it a little more "future-proof".
As far as the mobo, I think either would work fine (just make sure it supports the extra features you want - if any)
Your friend's advice seems pretty sound. I would probably go that way also.
June 16, 2012 11:35:34 PM

and to be honest,is there sense in taking 2500k or 3570k instead of 2400 if there will be no OC?
a c 151 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 5:10:31 AM

There is some sense to it since the i5-2400 has integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics which is a big bump down from the others. Again, it will depend upon your GPU choice as to whether the 2400 will provide the performance you want.
Looking over prices and whatnot, I think the 3570k would be the way to go (for the $30 difference over the 2400, the value is there IMO).
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