I don't plan on overlooking past the given turbo boost because its not a k series. This is going to be for my girlfriend. An htpc/gaming 80%/20% respectively. Mostly general use, HD streaming, black ops 2, far cry 3 are some titles off the bat.
For games I'm trying to achieve a 60fps on 1080p at medium settings.
Budget is kind of not an option, I'm grabbing the 3550p besides the 3570k because she doesn't need that much power (I.e overclocking terms).
I haven't decided on the mobo yet. I'm recycling her old hard drive of 500gb. Going to grab a 60-90gb ssd boot drive. 1600 MHz of 8gb (g.skill maybe). 350watts seasonic 80 gold psu. Haven't decided on a video card yet (gotta be a decent one).