*I have an OCZ Vertex III 120GB SSD at home also that I just purchased that I was going to return due to it not working in my current build but I can keep it and use it for primary drive on new build..... I think...
You can go with an i5-3570k and save some money, and you won't notice a difference. I would return the OCZ SSD. They are really unreliable. A brand such as corsair, intel, or samsung is the best for SSD's. I included a little better ram in this build, and if you want to game, you need to increase your GPU. Here it is
There are two main differences between the boards.
MSI-Supports RAM speeds from 1066 through 2800. Has one less PCI 2.0 express connector
Gigabyte-supports RAM speeds 1066, 1333,1600, and 2400. It skips a lot of intermediate RAM speeds.
So really, its not a downgrade.
Also, the RAM I chose is faster. The RAM you had chosen is also not supported by the motherboard you had picked.
Ah ok!.. Thank you!.. I have never used MSI Mobo's.. Always Asus and Gigabyte.. MSI good boards?
I was also looking for a board with 8 USB jacks in back. This one you recommended looks like it only has 6 with the other 2 being SATA ports maybe?. MSI board you can recommend that is equivalent to this one with more USB jacks?
I personally only use asus, gigabyte, or asrock, but my friend has used msi's and his own personal board he has had for 4 years and he has had no issues at all. I've only heard good things, with the exception of a couple DOA, but that is with any electronic component.
I don't know about Pat memory.. Cheap and I feel unreliable..
Nice find. Looks like a great board and I really like asrock.
I personally use patriot memory in a couple of my own builds, and i never had an issue. I even have a patriot flash drive that I really like. Plus, I like helping people, its fun.
I have been doing ok with my EVGA 8800 so I don't think I need to upgrade right now.. And actually after thinking about it I am gonna just put the 8GB of ram in the new build. I can always add on later.
Build is up and smokin!.. boot time of about 12 seconds before purring like a kitten!..
Everything came together perfect although with the Fatality ASRock Mobo I chose I would have purchased more RAM if I would have known that it allowed you to make a RAM disk so easily for photoshop, lightroom, etc.. Could have dedicated a full 2+gb's directly to that.. I can throw another 4GB of ram in there but then all 4 slots are full. That is the only thing I would have done differently.
Other than that.. The machine runs beautifully!!!..