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I7 2600k and Mobo for my build?

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July 25, 2012 6:57:04 PM

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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July 25, 2012 6:58:13 PM

It is better than the 3570K, for multiple things.

I'd get a Z77 board, you can keep the gigabyte one if you like.
July 25, 2012 7:07:46 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 25, 2012 8:07:05 PM

why is the crucial m4 coming up as 149 for you. I believe it should be cheaper.

Otherwise, looks good
July 25, 2012 8:53:28 PM

Oh and forgot to change that. Have the Pyro SE 120 SSD, got it before asking advice on my build sadly haha. Hear Sandforce drives have issues, worth switching out immediately?