I am also thinking of either the i5-2500k Sandy Bridge CPU or the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU. My problem I need advice on is the i5-3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... says this on the details tab.... Integrated Memory Controller Speed - Dual-channel DDR3 Memory Controller supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory
Now, does this mean if I use the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU I can only use DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 RAM or do I go by what the motherboard supports? Also, since the CPU has an integrated memory controller, will it conflict with the motherboard?
As fas as CPU goes personally i don't like ivy runs to hot for my overclocking desires plus i don't think it's worth the extra $20 bucks i would go with i5-2500k then again most like i5-3570k and if your going to get a Z77 mobo it is better suited for that. These look really minimal yet classy & sexy lol with Asus mobos Ram:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Well, I don't intend to overclock no matter which CPU I get, so that's not much consideration to me. I just don't need to for my needs.
The thing about the PC14900 and PC12800 memory, aren't they much slower than the PC17000? Is going with the 1.5v really that important than the 1.65v?
Then why are you considering buying either CPU those are for overclocking if you don't intend on doing that you want i5-2400 or i5-2500 or i5-3450 or i5-3550 and yes it's important to get 1.5v to ensure the ram runs stable