Okay, so here is the deal: I am challenging you fellow Tom's Hardware users to create the best possible Intel build all purposes (gaming, video/music/photo edit, and everyday use). No holds barred, just has to have an intel processor and gpu. The build must include the processor, mobo, hard drive(s), gpu, psu, case, and ram. only include cooling if your build depends on overclocking. no need to include operating system, monitor, mouse, or keyboard. there will be 5 builds chosen as finalists, then there will be a vote for the ultimate $800 (not to exceed) build! Winner gets a free (legit) copy of Windows 8 professional as well as a (legit) copy of microsoft office ultimate. builds must be presented with standard formatting for this forum with the links included in the name and price of the parts. happy building!
yes, i am sponsoring this contest, i work in the software industry and i get multiple copies of many different software programs, most of the time for free or little to nothing, This is going to be a 72 hour competition to find the finalists, I will proceed to private message the finalists, as well as make a public announcement. the final winner will be given the opportunity to contact me personally in order to stake claim on their reward.
Just noticed in your build you have a 3470 and a Z77 board, chip cant overclock but the board allows it. Only the "K" series processors have unlocked multipliers.
With the Z77 you can OC to 3.8 (using manual 24/7 OC way) or 4.0ghz (using the turbo method). So you can set the turbo to the max and OC it that way, given the chip is constrained by power or voltage (you can loosen those controls using a Z77 board as well)