Hello! Been building since late 90's, but got out of it about 5 years ago and everything seems so new and fresh! I know how finicky mid to high end parts can be and I'd like your input to make sure I get the most out of my purchase. I humbly seek this board's advice.
Approximate Purchase Date:By the end of this month
Budget Range:$1000 - $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, essentially just WoW but would like the option to branch out; Streaming HD movies, song library management.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade:CPU/HSF, Mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU
Do you need to buy OS: No, have retail W7 x64 Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, using 12-month financing deal
Parts Preferences:Intel CPU, no preference for other components
SLI or Crossfire:Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 dual monitors
Additional Comments:Prefer quiet... have lian li case with no windows, no preference for anything else, not even power saving.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:Habitual upgrading every 3 or 4 years, currently using wolfdale e8500 and Radeon 5850
Dominator RAM is unnecessary. The most it will give you is some design features pver the Vengeance series. Same goes with 1866Mhz, you wont notice a difference between it and 1600Mhz. Go with Corsair Vengeance Low Profile dual channel 1600Mhz ram.
Unless you really want that PSU, there are cheaper alternatives available. Some are; Seasonic S12II/M12II, Corsair TX, XFX XXX, PC&P MKIII, possibly some Enermaxx PSUs out there but I wouldnt really recommend them.
Get the MSI Power Editon 670. Better cooler, over volting for OCing, and dust removal on start-up.
Ditch the i5 3570K and the Z77 mobo since you arent OCing. Get the i5 3470 instead and an H77 mobo that will support SLI if you want it. (I think the mobo you are looking for is in the Asus P8H77 series, I just forget the model lol.)