System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video capture/editing, internet browsing, movies
Are you buying a monitor:No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Additional Comments: (Want good performance, hopefully quiet, and want to SLI/ crossfire in the future.)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
These are the list of parts I have assembled already, everything being interchangable apart from the Mobo as I've already got that for free.
I need some advice on my current parts. Does this build look good to you guys? Anything you'd change?Feel free to suggest better alternatives to the ones I have (Except for the motherboard, that has to stay the same since I'm getting it for free) And if someone could suggest a good PSU, case, and cooling units, that would be fantastic.
i went over £800. since you already have the z77 board you might want to consider getting a 3570k because the z77 is an overclocking board. you can save some money by getting the i5-3470. you could save another £10 by getting the i5-3350P. you could also get 8GB of ram and save £30.
I didn't know the barod was an overlocking board, but I was getting it for free so I didn't really look into it too much. But since I'm not really looknig to overclock, since I have no experience in that, which CPU would you suggest? Or should I just bow to your superiour knowledge and just get what you have suggested?
if you get a 3570k you can overclock it to 4.2GHz by pretty much changing the multiplier to 42. you can get a higher overclocks but it usually involves changing more settings. there are a ton of guides. if you did overclock you would need a better cpu cooler. if you have no intention on overclocking just get the 3470. its your decision.