So far I heard the PSU is alright.
Im changing the SSD to a Samsung SSD instead.
GFX seems alright.
Picking the ASUS P8Z77-V LX, Socket-1155 ATX, Z77 motherboard instead.
And upgrading CPU to a i5-3550 or i5-3570k cpu.
New price: 1160.59$
My concerns is regarding the cpu and which to choice in relation to the motherboard. As far as I have understood, the 3570k is for OC'ing which "requires the z77 motherboard. But im not really sure I plan on OC'ing, but having the option would be nice and OC'ing might go against the 3 year warrant. So if i only pick the i5-3550, would I also need the z77 motherboard?
What would you PC experts do in my place, anything you would upgrade/downgrade/change, is the PC good for its price? Any advices would be splendid! :-)
Spending $1000 for an upgrade that is NOT an upgrade ?
Why buy obsolete LGA-1155 ? 2011 is out and runs faster memory.
x79 are the new motherboards to "upgrade" to, z77 is a magnet to steal AMD cpu clients going for broke.
If it's done it's done, but you can RMA CPUs.
I was going to suggest i7-3820 no K so no OC, i7-3960K if you have the cash. Might be overbudget, but Z77 boards need OC for RAM too so if you OC everything overall you can run into 2 problems, unstable power or overheating problems with MB or just not handling it.