Im trying to decide a good cpu to use for gaming, I understand that the SB cpu is a great overclocker and still gains quite a bit performance. From reading alot of forums and reviews, I see that the new Ivy bridge cpu run hotter but less power.
My build so far:
CPU: Ethier being a i5 2550k, or and i5 3570k
CPU cooler: h100 or h80
MB: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16g
HD: Western Digital 1tb (alrdy own)
GPU: EVGA GTX 680
PS: Corsair AX 850
CASE: Either 650D or Corsair Vengeance C70 (soon to be released)
I wonder if the i5 2550k will perform and have the same features as if the ivy bridge would on the Asus sabertooth z77 motherboard? Im wanting this pc to last a good 5 years before a new one. I need people's opinion.
Thanks! I appreciate your input, but is there any other suggestions on what case I should get? or cpu cooler? I need this system to perform and last a good 5 years before I build another one. Im into portability because sometimes I do LAN, and also im into top performance to get the best out of my components.