I am still unsure if I will be overclocking as I have never done it before and seem iffy about it, If i do overclock it, I am not trying to push it but maybe overclock it by a little. Anyways, Does this set look good guys?!
COMBO POWER SUPPLY+HDD :
Power Supply C Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
Internal HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
your build looks pretty good. the power supply is a bit overkill but you can always re use it in the future when upgrading so its not a bad investment
also ur missing windows 7 64 bit oem, I would pick a better cpu cooler
as for overclocking i have that board and it has dummy overclock settings that will let you change the turbo boost frequency from 4.0ghz all the way to 4.8ghz, if you want to go higher you have to do the overclocking manually (im using 2550k)
Z77 boards with similar features to the Z68s are going to cost more because they're the latest and greatest.
You can use the 3570K in that Z68 gen 3 board and because it's a gen 3 you'll get the benefit of the PCIe 3 controller on the Ivy Bridge processor. On the other hand, that 2500K may drop in price after Sunday, though giving you more available cash to put toward your video card.
I'm curious to see how the pricing will change on these processors.
oh so get the z77 extreme 4? why does everyone reccomend the ex 3 lol
The extreme 3 is a good board based on the z68 chipset (not sure if there is an extreme 3 z77 model). It is a tried and tested board and hence can be recommended with confidence. However, it is an older model now.
Alvine - i have the asrock gen 3 extre 4, does it have this dummy controller to overclock? i haven't had the computer long and have been busy at work (audit season). so i haven't had time to play around.... whats the controller called?