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Buying cpu+mobo this weekend. Need help with my build please!

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October 1, 2013 4:13:10 PM

I'm going back and forth on getting a 4670k+Asrock Extreme 4 or 3570k+AsusP8Z77 being $35 less. I'm not a tuner so what I buy is what I plan to keep for at least 3 years. I do not want to spend more than $340 on cpu+mobo.

Here is what I have so far. GPU is not final as I'm waiting on price drops in Oct/Nov. Please help me with my cpu choice and comment on the build. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $19.99)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste (Purchased For $1.70)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.89)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (Purchased For $49.99)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $54.98)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $15.40)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $2.99)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $2.99)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $2.99)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (Purchased For $29.99)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $16.98)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Dell IN2030M 60Hz 20.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Mouse: Cobra 9897005984104 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Kingwin Performance LCD Fan Controller (Purchased For $2.64)
Total: $681.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 19:13 EDT-0400)
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October 1, 2013 4:28:32 PM

the 3570 is a 1155 cpu that went end of life when the 1150 cpu came out. the 1155 cpu will over clock better then the 4760 but the 4760 mb have more sata six 6 ports and more usb 3.0 ports. if i was buying i go with the newer cpu and mb. it give you one more cpu refresh to drop in if needed. if you can wait i get the next gen e cpu and mb that have support for ddr4 ram that be droping some time next year.
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October 1, 2013 4:33:35 PM

I'm definitely buying this weekend. I forgot to mention in the OP, the cpu+mobo is being bought from Microcenter. Also, what about Asrock Extreme4 vs. Asus Z87-A? Price difference is $5.
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October 1, 2013 5:02:15 PM

be care full on some of the low end z87 mb dont do sli.
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October 1, 2013 5:08:40 PM

I'm not concerned with SLI as I don't plan to buy more than one gpu. For me it's mostly about the money.
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October 1, 2013 5:23:31 PM

i like asus mb the newer ones have usb flashback port you can flash the bios without any cpu or ram if something fails.
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