Want to upgrade CPU / MOBO / RAM (8 gigs Max) / GPU if possible. Currently Radeon 5770...
$500 / $500 max limit.
Bit out of touch on the latest hardware, researching and learning as much as possible.
Hardcore gamer and would like to stream @ 720p on twitch.tv using FFsplit. From FPS CS:GO/DOD:S to RTS - Starcraft 2 etc.
Low - Med. settings, nothing insane. But would like to have the option of running high when not streaming.
Also do a bit of video editing, 3d level design and photoshop.
Newegg just had a sale on z77 boards that came with free gskill 8gig ram for $134. Should I look/wait for these deals? Or is it not worth it?
Open to anything suggestions right now...
Mobo - looking for something standard, nothing to fancy. z77?
I looked at everything thanks so much! How did I miss the ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77? Has Xfast 555 and DDR3 2800+(OC). The DDR3 2800 will be nice in the future. Right now that ram is out of stock or $270 - $600...
Pretty much the same, except the 3570k has Dual-channel DDR3 Memory Controller supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory. Is that worth the extra $25?
$204.99 vs $229.99 Will this really help my memory? Seems like it would.
The 7770 would be the one I would choose, its slightly better and cost about the same. Also the i5-3570k is better then the i5-2500k. Because its ivy bridge its 5-10% faster clock for clock and it has more features. If you want to save money though they are only slightly different.