I am just about to order my my parts for my new build and was told by my friend that I wont be able to use all the features this board (MSI Z77A-GD65) has to offer because of the use of a non third gen intel processor (i5-2500k) is this true..............Is it a big deal?
there are two main overclocking chipset for the ib and sb family of cpu. the x68 and z77. the older x68 has a 3 party usb 3.0 and sata chipset on the mb and only has pci 2.0 supprt. the newer z77 intel put the usb and sata 6g into the mb chipset. with a ib cpu you can get pci 3.0 speed with the newer video cards. most new video cards still cant max out the pci 2.0 bus. my self i would use a ib cpu it going to run cooler stock and give you 10 percent speed boost without over clocking. the down side is the ib dont over clock well they get very hot fast.