Thanks for the advice! Your input was very helpful. I'm new to this and there are so many different parts it's a bit overwhelming and hard to find all the best options. I took all of your advice and replaced the parts you mentioned, however just making sure: Should I go ahead and replace my liquid cooling if I plan on overclocking my processor? Cause that's what I was going to do. And in regards to the RAM, I forgot to mention I already had 8 gigs of ddr3 RAM at my house.
Aftermarket cooling is needed if you want to overclock to any real degree. Low end water-coolers only perform similarly to equivalent air-coolers for double the price, its not until you go all out and get something like a H100 or a custom loop that the price to performance is worth it.
That CM Hyper 212 EVO will support up to moderate overclocks on the 3570k.
Just a tip, you can get the 3570k to 4.2Ghz without changing stock voltage (your chip may be different though, so still follow proper overclocking method).
So in other words I won't even need a new cooler unless I go passed 4.2Ghz? I'm interested in how I can do this... although I suppose that would be for another topic. How much could I end up overclocking with the cooler you recommended without risking any damage to my CPU if I have it overclocked all the time?
The voltage the CPU needs is more to do with stability than cooling. More performance means more energy (voltage) is needed. The cooler is just there to make sure it doesn't melt while performing for you.
Overclocking will increase temps, even without changing voltage. Though if you increase voltage the temps do pick up quite quickly.
To minimize damage/wear to the CPU when overclocking, just dont increase the stock voltage. Though if you overclock/voltage tweak it properly, there shouldn't be any damage.
Yes, and thanks for giving me recommendations, however I'd rather build my own because then I know exactly what I'm getting. If anybody has further advice I'd greatly appreciate your input. Thanks again