I5 2500k help?

Hi guys, I've been recently looking at upgrading my CPU and I believe I will probably settle with the I5-2500k. I was hoping to get a bit of help on what motherboard will go good with it because I will also need to upgrade my board as well. I will most likely be overclocking.

I'm also looking for one that will support PCIe 3.0 just for future proofing even if 3.0 isnt fully needed right now. I have a 7950 so I would rather have 3.0 then not. :P

Any suggestions will be much appreciated. And If you have the 2500k, what board are you using? Does it overclock well?
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  1. If you haven't bought it yet, why aren't you getting the i5-3570k? It's considerably faster, cooler, and newer tech, for about $10 more.

    The 2500k doesn't even support PCIe 3.0. (Not that it matters - there will be about a 2fps difference between 2.0 and 3.0 for you.)
  2. DarkSable said:
    If you haven't bought it yet, why aren't you getting the i5-3570k? It's considerably faster, cooler, and newer tech, for about $10 more.

    The 2500k doesn't even support PCIe 3.0. (Not that it matters - there will be about a 2fps difference between 2.0 and 3.0 for you.)


    I havent settled on a CPU yet. Odd that you bring that up btw because I was just looking at newegg and the I5-3570k is actually cheaper then the 2500k right now because they have a deal going on. So I will probably go with the 3570k.. I'm still stuck on what motherboard to get though.
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