I'm having a headache with modernizing my system. After waiting for Haswell, I think going for the 4670K is nonsense over the 3570K regarding price of the cpu and price of the mobo vs performance gain (OC included). So, I'm going to buy a 3570K and OC it to 4.5GHz (aprox) for 24/7 use with a CM 212 Evo (with 2 fans, push-pull). So I have several choices.
If I continue with ATX format, the choice is between the Asrock Extreme 4 or the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H (this one being around 7USD cheaper than the asrock). But I'm thinking on going micro ATX in a couple of months, so I'm asking advice on the mobo.
Asrock Z77 Pro4-M - Around 112 USD (87€)
Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M - Around 130 USD (101€)
Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H - Around 152 USD (118€)
This system is going to be used for:
Gaming, video editing/rendering, heavy workload of PS/AI.
I don't need any gimmicks or extra features on the mobo. Just to reach that OC, be stable and have a lifespan of 5 years (aprox). I keep my systems as clean as possible, 1 SSD, 1 HDD and 1 GPU. All the rest of the components will be from my old system (C2D E6600).