Im planning on changing my amd-based setup to a intel-based one. I've already picked my cpu, it will be a i5 3570k.
I game on this machine, mostly playing wow. I know i dont need a bomb for this game but im starting to edit some kills video and my 3-4 years old phenom is taking hours to render one
I didn't overclock yet, tho, i might want to start Ocing soon
There are the specs its gonna be running:
CPU: i5 3570k
MB: Unknown Still!
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660ti
Cooling: Antec Kuhler 620 (WC)
Case: Antec Nine-Hundred (Planning on going to a Corsair C70 soon...)
So for the motherboard im looking for, im pretty much decided that im going for a Z77 Chipset, except if someone has a "really" good reason to forget about that part. I saw a few reviews for various MBs, including: GB UP4-TH and UP5-TH, MSI GD45 and GD65, Asrock Extreme4-6 (I had some troubles with Asrock in the past so unless they are really good im not really planning on buying one of those)
I can pay up to 200$, but the less it cost the happier i am!
I didn't overclock yet but thats something i want to do in the near future.. Overclocking that Phenom would be silly! Can i still overclock fairly on a H77 If not, beside the price is there another reason to not take Z77? Thanks!
Im going to overclock thats for sure, at what point i dont know yet... But i dont think i will ever overclock at the point the 2500k become better tho ... Im gonna enjoy the stock speed for a while most likely