System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing and rendering, web and the usual things.
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, RAM
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any safe, respectable UK sites.
Location: Birmingham, UK
Parts Preferences: I5 3570k
Overclocking: Will be overclocking in the future.
SLI or Crossfire: SLI Preferred but not necessary.
Additional Comments: Mainly looking for a good inexpensive I5 3570k build with a good motherboard and RAM choice. The CPU will definitely be a I5 3570k, just mainly looking for a good motherboard with good overclocking ability and possibly the ability to SLI, RAM isn't so important as I have a good idea on what's good and what to avoid.
Why I'm Upgrading: My old Q6600 doesn't quite have the pace anymore.
Any particular motherboard and/or RAM recommendations/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Decent low cost mobo, to give all you want:
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM obviously you need to decide if 8GB is ok for your photo work. It is for anything else. If you want to overclock in future, you want low profile ram to avoid any risk of a clash when you add an aftermarket cooler. Ideally you want either 2x4GB, or 2x8GB
low profile 1600 MHz Cas9 DDR3. Crucial ballistic Sport, Corsair CML, or GSkill Ares, all OK.