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I5-3570k + what mobo? + a few other questions

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December 8, 2012 9:37:18 PM

Hello everyone,

I was hoping someone could give me some advice. I’m looking to upgrade my computer and I have a few questions I can’t seem to find any answers for by general searching. My computer expertise is fairly limited, I’m just a keen PC gamer with some spare money. I don’t want to upgrade (after this) until after the PS4/xbox720 comes out and game makers knock it up a notch.

Anywho, I’m looking to replace my old Phenom II x4 965 with an i5-3570k which I’m fine with, but what I’m unsure about is;

Which motherboard to get? I’m going to be replacing my Crosshair IV Formula and I can’t decide if getting an Asus Sabertooth Z77 is unnecessary for my needs or something like the Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-D3H would be fine. It’s about £65 price difference which I can afford, but if I don’t need to spend extra then I would prefer not to. I don’t plan on doing any serious over clocking, I may dabble a little but nothing serious.

Will I need to upgrade my 650w PSU?

Will I need to upgrade my Antec 200 case, is it big enough? I’ve got an Asus GTX 570 directcu ii, which is fairly massive.

Any advice would be great, Thank you.

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December 8, 2012 9:45:21 PM

The Sabertooth would be totally overkill, its made for extreme OC which you won't be doing...

Your 650W PSU is perfectly fine...

So is your case...
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December 8, 2012 10:05:29 PM

I recommend MSI Mpower - well built, tested for 24 hours with an overclocked i7 for stability, and good hardware support!
December 8, 2012 10:07:49 PM

I'm looking for something with high build quality that will last at least a few years, is there any mobo's anyone would recommend to go with the 3570k?
December 8, 2012 10:09:27 PM

payturr said:
I recommend MSI Mpower - well built, tested for 24 hours with an overclocked i7 for stability, and good hardware support!


Looks good, thanks for the tip, definitely one to consider.
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December 8, 2012 10:10:34 PM

Mindtrix_86 said:
Looks good, thanks for the tip, definitely one to consider.

You're welcome, its quite the nice board - black PCB so it goes well with any system.
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