This is my first build and I'm trying to stick to a $1000 budget for a gaming PC. Thanks to Tom's I discovered the greatness of pcpartpicker.com and eXtreme Power Supply Calculator which were a great help.
What I've been sketching so far is the following:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning Case: Aerocool V3X - Evil Black PSU: Corsair TX650W 80 PLUS Bronze
+ LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
Pcpartpicker.com can wrap all that for $972, so I'm within my budget.
The questions I still have are:
1 - will this MOBO clog my GPU or interfere with the overall performance?
2- will the chosen PSU hold everything working perfectly?
I have no intentions on OC'ing anything nor a future SLI. The setup will stay like this, maybe getting extra memory sticks in the near future.
Should get a i5-4670 instead. 3rd generations are dead part. No point of grabbing i5-3570 the non k if you are not OCing. Change the mobo as well to a z87 1150 socket. Your GPU should be fine after and 650w psu is enough.
I've been reading that the difference in performance between 3570 and 4670 is quite imperceptible.
I have taken note of your suggestions, but the B75 motherboard would cause problems with performance or are you suggesting these changes solely to get the build closer to new tech?
the 4670 is faster in stock. I'm suggesting them because factories are discontinuing 3rd generations and it will be hassle. Plus, yes to get closer to new tech, that way it's easier to upgrade and such.
They aren't discontinuing the 3rd Gen and won't until the Haswell successor comes out, which may be the desktop Broadwell or may well be SkyLake (they are up in the air again on Broadwell)
Are you sure? I actually had trouble obtaining 3rd gen parts in the past. Even call them and asked and they said the 3rd manufacturing are slowing down. Also, even so since OP is not OCing he should grab the 4670 since it's faster in stock.