Hi, I'm looking for a CPU + Motherboard for my gaming PC.
I have no intentions to overclock.
My goal is to be able to run Planetside 2 (med~high settings), and currently not even on the lowest settings can I play it. I was told it was because of my very very terrible CPU.
You might also look at the Intel DZ77SL-50K or the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Also I would stay with the Intel Core i5-3570K while you may not want to overclock right now the difference between the "K" is not very much so you can change your mind i a year and find that you have a system that will be easy to overclock.
That would cost me right now 350 euros, which I really can't afford and will only be able to around April.
I've also been told 70% of gaming performance depends on the graphics, so I don't need an expensive CPU, I think I'll go with the 3570 non k, because I can with no doubt say I won't overclock.
Keeping that in mind and the fact I'm not planning to SLi or Crossfire, can't you suggest a cheaper but reliable mobo? I was thinking of AsRocks Z77 Pro 3.