I'm helping my roommate put together a 'Steam Box' for the living room. Graphics and hard-drives aren't needed at the moment, salvaging from the last system, but I have hopes to upgrade to a better gpu down the road. I'd like to do some mild overclocking, maybe more depending on how much he lets me push it.
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Memory: Corsair Vengenance 8GB DDR3-1866
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (orange) *this is the one unchangeable factor*
PSU: Antec Basiq Plus 550W
I'd like to have modular or semi modular cabling for the PSU. Good cooling for some overclocking but has to be air cooled. I want to keep the price below $750 at max, maybe closer to $600 or less if possible. I'm trying to talk him into a SSD too
I was looking at that board too, I just wasn't sure about the lack of voltage control. I do like the PSU you listed more, I'm just worried about the depth size and being modular makes it a tight fit in the Prodigy.
It fits in the case, the rosewill is modular, the gigabyte board is good, there're other reviews saying it's a good board, don't expect to overclock the cpu to high levels with an itx board or with that cooler.
The i5-3570 is just 10$ more, but it was just an e.g, the i5-3570k could reach a bit more than 4.2 ghz, with that board and cooler, like ~4.3/4.4.
If to downgrade for a locked cpu, it's better to go with the i5-3470 and a h77 motherboard.
Like this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AMiK
You won't be needing the cooler, the stock is fine for it.