Hello all. This is my first PC build in many years and I was just wanting to make sure all my parts were compatible with each other. It's been a very long time since I've done this so please forgive any noob mistakes. Thanks in advance for your feedback. It's very appreciated.
If the build is for gaming go with i5 2500k.
You can put 1600Mhz RAM will work fine , just set in BIOS the frequency and enable XMP profile anf will work at 1600Mhz.
If you change the CPU can buy a better video card 7870.
Thanks for the feedback. Let me verify this to make sure I understand. You're suggesting for gaming the i5 because in game (and probably most real world applications) I won't notice the performance difference and with the difference in cost I can get the better video card which will have more impact on my gaming? This machine is purely for gaming. I've got other computers for everything else. I've just been away from PC building for a while so I'm asking some rather noobish questions I'm sure.