Approximate Purchase Date: around Xmas(I don't expect a sell, but I have no time now) Budget Range: $700 System Usage from Most to Least Important: multi page/tab IE web browsing (IE only sites), Adobe Acrobat pro,MS office, flash, java... Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, graphic card,DVD Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, ncix.com (telling me if there is any other good ones) Country:Canada Parts Preferences: i5 3570K+Z77 ATX board + 8G Ram Overclocking:Yes, but not always/ not crazy SLI or Crossfire: no Monitor Resolution: undecided Additional Comments:
i5 3570K will be around $230 (because no games, cpu integrated graphic + z77 should do the work?) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70541
*i5-3570K FOR 169? WoW...
*Can you explain more on "You don't really need a mobo, that gives you the added benefit of using TWO graphics cards, when you don't even plan on ONE. "?
Your original motherboard has SLI / Crossfire support which would allow you to run two graphics cards simultaneously, since you don't plan on having a discrete graphics card - there is no real point to spending extra money for that capability
Malbluff's build looks pretty solid, I'd pick up an Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower instead of the NZXT chassis, but that is largely due to personal peference