Approximate Purchase Date:
1-2 Months or however long it takes good B3 mobo's for an i5-2500k to be available.
$450-$500 after taxes and rebates closer to $450 though
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming (Rift, SC2, CoD:BO), Excel, Internet, and potentially AutoCAD in the near future. I will NOT be using it for photoshop or video editing.
Parts Not Required:
Case, Display, Peripherals, Optical, SSD, HDDs, Videocard (8800 GTS, yes I realize it's dated and I will upgrade next)
PSU is a Corsair HX620W
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
None. I also do not have easy access to a microcenter though for enough savings (>$100) I could ask a friend to shop and ship or drive out to CA myself.
Country of Origin:
Yes on air
SLI or Crossfire:
Absolutely not now or in the future
I'm looking for an i5-2500K build that will be a good overclocker with easy tweaking and preferably an easy way to clear/reset the bios without a jumper after a bad overclocking setting. The only physical motherboard features I would like are Sata 3.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports. I don't need bluetooth, HD sound, dual gigabit LAN, or RAID features on the mobo and would rather not have them if it means a cheaper board. I'm also looking for suggestions on a Heatsink that will fit in my case. My current Scythe Ninja (6.3 in height) is touching my case panel so the new one should preferably be the same height or shorter. My current buy list looks like an Intel i5-2500K along with a motherboard, memory, and heatsink.