I need help to choose my new processor... i am confused between the i5 2500k i5 3450 and i3 3225... i need the processor for hd gaming and mechanical software's which include some rendering... i wont be overclocking coz i am buying the asus and p8h61 board and i will be buying a graphics card(ati hd 6850) only after three months... i know the i3 comes with hd4000 but will it affect my other work??? and also does full hd resolution make diff in 21.5 in monitor coz i am getting a 20in for $60 cheaper??? i know its a lot of questions but please help me... i am in a very tight budget... any help will be appreciated..
The asus ph61 may not post with a new ivy bridge cpu; the b75 chipset boards will; you can spend about ten dollars more for a motherboard with an hdmi port or get a video card later with hdmi port built in. Get the 22 inch monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution; it's not that much more; you can find them new on craigslist for under $100 sometimes. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306