Well lets just say, sandy bridge = better for overclocking but overall the ivy bridge is newer and better and why not get it? yes there is a difference the i5 has 4 cores and the i3 has 2. The i5 3570k is The best gaming cpu's you can get
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your help.
Newegg says that the motherboard has been discontinued. Is there something else I can swap it out with?
Just to compare, does anyone else have any other suggestions, perhaps for a build between $700 and $800?
You can swap it with asrock z77 extreme 4, or for cheaper just grab a asrock z77 pro3...