A little into about me, I am a Photo/video editor as a hobbyist not professional, before i was using a Dell inspiron 1545, (2.2 C2D, 4gb ram and hd4330) but never used it on editing.
I sold that laptop and ended up with a old dell desktop GX280, (2gb ram 533, P4 2.8 HT, MB 915GL) which was not that bad for Facebook and YouTube.. I must add that adobe CS2 work ok as well, i was surprised!!
Gaming: I play Generals ZEro Hour on gx280, medium graphics . I usually don't have time to play games.
a week back I recorded a video 1.4gb i tried compress, on dell gx280, after 45mints (@70%) it gave me some error and stopped, I borrowed by brother laptop (Core i3 2310M, 4GB, 320GB, Intel HD 3000 and windows 7). tried to do the same conversion and in 17 mints it completed , but still 17 mints.. its a SB 2310 passmark rate it at 2500.. this was just simple compressing I didn't used any editing software as yet, this is where I stand, did some research. and 3570k fall in my range.
Asked my Cousin to buy a 3570k. $190.(micro center) as he is coming From US.
I wanted 2700K, but most of people recommended IB over SB on stock Clock speeds.
For few months i will use the integrated graphics.. (out of cash)
I am not a gamer, very rarely i play games.
over clocking, if it adds extra performance to my work without any issue/damage, then Yes else I wont.
Will SSD help me, If yes i will add it next month.
how much ram should i use ?
I am not a gamer, can I use the CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 4GB-1600BUS 2Gx2 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)
The Issue. (I don't know if its a issue or not)
I had a budget of $300, 200 is used by the processor.
Only following boards are available in my country falling in my range as well .. cant ask my cousin to carry a MB as well, he wont I know.
I agree with arzbhatia's recommendations, if you don't get a Z77 board you might as well get an i5 3540 instead of the 3570K to save some cash. The ASRock extreme 4 is an excellent option, but any ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI in that price range will be fine.
For the PSU, it would depend on whether you plan on adding graphics for edditing later on. I'd recommend a 500 - 600 watt PSU to be safe. Pick a tier 1 or tier 2 from this list: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
What country are you from? That will make it easier to help you.
The GA-Z77-D3H is a great board for it's price. It's pretty decent.
And yes, the 300w PSU would work without any PSU. Just remember to upgrade incase you get a nice GPU in the future.
There aren't many differences between H77 and Z77 other than amazing overclocking support. If you're buying a H77 board, there's no point getting a 3570K. Save some money and get the 3540 instead then!