Here is my current build, courtesy of some help from forum users before.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($189.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1997.38
However, the i7-2600k is on sale for 238 today. Is it better off than the i5-3570? I do plan to OC (for the first time), so just let me know what you all think. And if it is better, what mobo would you recommend? Thank you!
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It is better than the 3570K, for multiple things.
I'd get a Z77 board, you can keep the gigabyte one if you like.
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