I am building a Gaming pc (previous post http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/358894-28-which-price... ) The intel build one) I was in the middle of purchasing cpu when i saw a i7 3770 (non k) bundled with a Asrock B75M-GL mATX Socket 1155 Mainboard and 8gbs of ram for $458 AUD (including postage)
I also noticed that it was a micro ATX will this effect or bottleneck at all when gaming.
Also i hear with the k series, i hear that its great for overclocking something ive never done or tried and do not plan on doing but it would be nice knowing i can do it later on in the future.
The build is for 80% gaming, 10% web browsing and 10% for video editing and rendering.
I would like to purchase the parts as soon as possible and need help thanks.
You don't need an i7 as the only extra you get is hyperthreading and some more L3 cache, but if the i7 way is cheaper then go for it, hyperthreading isn't needed in gaming and i am not sure if the extra cache improves gaming performance but i doubt it does.
The mobo being micro ATX won't effect performance but it might prevent you from installing more than 1 GPU (SLI).