My ancient HP is about to bite the dust and I am considering building instead of buying. I have pretty much decided on the 3rd gen I5 processor, 3570K, but I am getting confused on the motherboard.
I know the first thing to think about is what do I want out of the system:
Support for multiple monitors,
Performance for light gaming (grandsons),
When I click on a program, I want it to open now, not in 2-3 minutes
possible very light video editing
That's pretty much all I can think of right now. I just don't want to pay for what I don't need, but then again, it is better to pay an extra 30 bucks now than to have to buy a new motherboard later. I want it to be able to handle whatever I throw at it-within reason.
I have been looking at the Asus P8Z77 series, but the specs aren't making me see any real differences. Any recommendations?
I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.
And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
Thanks Nikorr, you gave me what I really needed - a shopping list.
This is going to be a slow build, but still as fast as my finances will allow. I have alot of interest and have read alot, but until I get my hands on, it is all just data, so I am really looking forward to it.
I am sure you'll hear from me again. Thanks again, you went above and beyond. I appreciate it.