And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I wanted to build a new computer for a while so I could run Battlefield 3 and have a computer that would last me a while without needing to do another upgrade. My computer has been on its last leg for a while and stopped working the other day, I'm not sure what on it died because it had a lot of problems, and I don't see a point in trying to fix it because everything is proprietary.
Optical Drive: PLEXTOR 24X Internal DVD Super Multi Drive
True the base plate is made to be better, but the difference is only 1c-4c if that. The benchmarks will not be noticable, and its more to put to the GTX 670. Especially if he isnt overclocking. My 212+ is able to get up to 4.7, I cant imagine the OP going over 4.0-4.4