Well, I was going to build a machine back in April, but ran into some budget issues. I've got the resources to build a machine again, but the old recommendation was a bit out dated I believe.
Budget Range: $600-$1100
System Usage: I'm a full time freelance web developer, and I'm looking to upgrade to something that will help me work faster. I use EclipsePDT IDE, and running a debugger sometimes takes 30 seconds to get started. Some of my projects have MongoDB, or Magento, (not at once) both of which can take 10-20 seconds for pages to load sometimes.
Gaming is a low secondary, which is why I went with a cheap-ish video card. More efficient web development is the priority, which is why I went with the 3570, 16gb ram, SSD.
I have not gone over 100gb of disk usage on my 320gb drive, so the 128gb ssd will be plenty of room.
Current System:(Just to give perspective) I currently have windows experience index 5.9, with the disk transfer rate at 5.9, cpu and ram at 6.3, and graphics at 7.3. AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+ 3.20 GHz, 4gb ram (the other 4 died a month or two ago.) ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series.
Build Idea: Here's what I've scrounged up after reading a handful of reviews and searching through newegg reviews.
Someone on reddit suggested that I may not need the z77 if I'm not overclocking. My main reason to get the z77 was the alternative I was considering Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 gives me a "Bios" warning because of Ivy Bridge and the processor picked. Anyone know if that z68 has any issues with the ivy bridge? Is z77 fine?