ye that is a pretty decent review,, i was just thinking about the xtra memory slots and possibly running 2 gpu??
Both MOBOs has same slots for RAM.
For dual GPUs you'd need a better MOBO. Both MOBOs doesn't really perform very well with dual GPUs. Also, people mostly just buys a place for another GPU and then when they want to put another GPU in their system, then the new gen has been released and it will pay better off just selling the old and getting the new one.
right looks like this is what im gonna get then can afford the dearer mobo if it is slightly better ??? will be ordrring tonight ,, i can just about afford that setup wi the slightly more expensive mobo
i5-2500k is essentially the predecessor of i5-3570k. It still goes like a beast
Will handle most current games without breaking a sweat and is great for overclocking if you are looking to go down that road. I have an i5-2500k in one of my machines and it pretty much handles anything I can throw at it.
for my gaming pc i have an AMD Phenom II x4 840 and it is 3.2 GHz and its really, really fast, and graphics i have a AMD ATI (Sapphire) Radeon HD 5570, and games like skyrim, wow, the run, runescape, minecraft, world of tanks ahd HIS are great. maybe cause i have everything amd on one pc and its syncs together in a better way, i preffer amd, but i know intel is better but costs to much.
The full 8 pins are only needed for CPU's with a high TDP, normally 120W or more. I will look up the exact number soon.
Your i5 is 77W so you shouldn't have any problems running off 4 pins unless you overclock a lot.
However I would recommend doing something about it anyway.
Get yourself a Molex to 4-Pin ATX. They are very cheap.
This converts a molex connector into a 4-pin ATX connector with which you can fill the other 4 pins. I couldn't find one on the site you have been using so its Amazon sorry.