So here's the thing, first build in 8 years; first time going Intel. I don't plan on doing extreme gaming, only games like Diablo 3 and I don't play 1080p since I don't have a monitor for doing it. I figured a 6770 would be enough for Diablo 3 with a 1440x900 resolution. How's this build looking?
Disagree with Hotthree on the PSU, OCZ has gotten better and their older PSUs weren't half bad either. I don't know what you're talking about. The ZS and ZT series they currently are much better for the value, cheaper than the Corsairs but perform the same.
Yes in money and performance. The performance wouldn't be too far off even if it was but the H61 and H67 chipsets have similar limitations that make it rather pointless to even justify the extra cost. Also the H61 U3S3 got solid marks from reviews I've seen. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=asro...
mATX is not a huge issue, the slots on a mATX board will always be close and the H61 U3S3 is good enough for most people who won't overclock. If you don't plan on SLI/CFing you might as well just go mATX, otherwise there is no point to go ATX imo. Especially since most ATX boards are Z68/P67 and you won't be overclocking or the ATX boards that are H61/H67 don't even have the extra PCI 2.0 slot for CF so it doesn't really justify the extra cost.
@ The cost of that P8H67-V you might as well go Z68. Just stick with the U3S3 and save.