I wanted to know if I should just get an intel core i5-2500k instead of a intel core i5-3570k for my build and save some money without losing to much performance.
My primary purpose for my PC is to play games like Diablo 3, Dota 2, and League of Legends on max settings with a FPS around 60.
Here is my build:
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Biostar H77MU3 LGA 1155
G.SKILL Phoenix III 120GB SATA III SSD
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
ASUS GeForce GTX 560
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III HDD
On Newegg the 2500K is $220 and the 3570K is $230. The 3570K is made on a smaller lithography, 22nm vs 32nm. Also, the 3570K has the better Intel Graphics 4000 vs the 2500K's 3000. I think I heard somewhere that Ivy Bridge is around 10% faster than Sandy Bridge. In my opinion, the extra $10 is definitely worth it. Also, you need Ivy Bridge for PCI 3.0, otherwise I think it drops down to 2.0.