I am wondering if i should have got a other cpu then i have right now..
My system is:
Asrock z77 pro3 (usb 3.0, pcie 3.0)
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC 2GB
8GB Ram 1600mhz.
and some other stuff not necessary for this topic.
What i was wondering, shouldnt i have bought the i5 3570k?
here is my explanation:
the 2500k does not support usb 3.0 natively so im not sure if my usb 3.0 ports work on my z77 pro3. Also my bios can only detect 1333MHZ ram, because of the cpu. My videocard is a PCI 3.0 card, but the card now uses pcie 2.0, Because of the cpu..
the price difference were talking about is really nothing..
I might be able to send the 2500k back but im not sure if i should do so.
Another thing is that im probably going to OC my cpu and i have heard the 2500k has better overclocks.. So what should i do?
Edit: and the 3570k is third generation, does that also have some benefits? or should i just stay with the 2500k?
the two CPUs perform pretty much the same in games, most of the stuff you listed is motherboard issues not CPU. Do what dscudella said and get a CPU cooler and OC your cpu to 4.5 ghz or so(the 212 is only $20-$30 and will keep your temps below 70c @ ~4.5GHz).