Another new build help request. i5-3570k based.

The questionnaire from the sticky, though I restate most of it in the paragraph below. sorry for that found out about the questionnaire after I already typed out the paragraph...:
Approximate Purchase Date: within a month.
Budget Range: 700 and lower
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, light video editing, MS office stuff, Internet browsing.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, looking in to windows 8 Pro
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.
Location: California, US
Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus, nvidia, Micro-ATX MoBo.
Overclocking: no (forgot to add this at first but it is a maybe)
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: looking to get one of those self contained cpu liquid coolers. like a Corsair H60
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just want a new build for things to run smoother on all together.


So I am attempting to make a new computer build. First time doing it so yeah. For this build I am just trying to put together something that will just last me a few years until I am able to do bigger builds. For my budget I am trying to stay under 700 if that is even possible. Right now I am set on using an i5-3570k and I am not sure where to go from there, I was looking at the Asus P8Z77-V LK . But not sure. I am looking more for a micro-atx so maybe P8Z77-M PRO or P8Z77-M? Probably the most intense thing I will be doing with this build is light video editing (basically right now taking a premade hd music video, and syncing it up to music in sony vegas.)and gaming. Also thinking of going with win8. Any help would be appreciated.
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More about another build request 3570k based
  1. You say Overclocking: no
    SLI or Crossfire: no and yet you choose 3570k that is made specifically for oc.
    Also, you don't need liquid cooler.
  2. Also its very hard to fit all thos thing you want in that budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($95.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $707.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 05:31 EST-0500)
  3. butremor said:
    You say Overclocking: no
    SLI or Crossfire: no and yet you choose 3570k that is made specifically for oc.
    Also, you don't need liquid cooler.

    Yeah I was thinking about that. In the back of my mind I am contemplating attempting overclocking. but not sure and all.

    butremor said:
    Also its very hard to fit all thos thing you want in that budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($95.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $707.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 05:31 EST-0500)

    Thank you for the build, I will most likely go along the lines of this. My budget may fluctuate due to the holidays. Yeah I did notice that its hard as hell to build something like that with a budget like that I've been trying for a few weeks now.
  4. What about stepping down a cpu:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $677.28
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 05:15 EST-0500)
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