I'm in the middle of deciding parts for a pc build, with a budget of around $1000 (Probably not much more than $1200, I'm trying to gather a little extra cash), and some of the games I'm planning to play can be pretty CPU-intensive (PlanetSide 2, mainly). What would be the best value out of all of these different i5s, the best power/price? The 2500k seems pretty expensive for $213 (Amazon), but I couldn't find one without integrated HD Graphics. Thanks!
Here are the other core components I've decided on so far (suggestions are welcome!)
Are you going to overclock? If yes it rules out the 3570 none K. I would go with the 3570K unless there would be substantial savings going with the 2500K.
If no then the 3570 would be a good choice and no reason to pay extra for a K version. In that case a H77 board would be sufficient and save some money.