So I'm building my first rig but can't decide on some parts yet, so I need help.
So these are the parts I can't decide on:
CPU: Intel i5-2500K or Intel i5-3570K. I was thinking about the 3570K mostly.
MOBO: I will decide on MOBO as soon as I decide on what CPU I'm going for
GPU: SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB, HD 7850 or HD 7870
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
Gonna keep my HDD and CD Drive
Haven't decided on a budget yet, but I'd say $700 for now
i5-3570k is the best price/performance processor if you are going to overclock. With an Unlocked multiplier it is pretty easy. First, buy and install an aftermarket heatsink like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo. Second, go into your bios and change the multiplier from 33 to 42 (or higher) and reboot. You need to get a Z77 motherboard if you're going to overclock an intel processor. H77/B75 do not allow multiplier overclocking. In contrast to AMD where virtually all motherboards allow multiplier overclocking (but the cheap ones aren't good at it - don't have the power delivery).