In other words, I'm forced to use the SATA 2.0 controller, the controller which has caused Intel to recall all motherboards - and it works perfectly fine right now, unlike the "unaffected" SATA 3.0 controller.
of course, there are other problems with the sandy bridge chipset, regarding sata but that's another issue :)
also it has been pointed out already on this thread but not corrected in the article about performance that
the "sole difference" is not correct. the K series have the more powerful GPU on board - hence there is a point to buying a K series chip for an H board, even though you won't be able to overclock the cpu.Quote:
There is also the Core i5 2500 non-K processor that retails for about $10 less than the K version, with the sole difference being the 2500K being an unlocked processor so it will be able to overclock better. If doing any overclocking, you are best off with the K variant. The K variant does, however, lack VT-d support.