System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, and Internet
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: CPU / Motherboard / RAM / HSF / OS / Case / PSU / GPU
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Micro Center / Newegg
Location: Garland, TX, US
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: Never
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 on a 24' Monitor
Additional Comments: Prefer mATX due to me only ever needing 1 GPU / 1 SSD / 1 HDD.
Why Are You Upgrading: Ready to get rid of my 8 year old computer!
-=Build=- CPU: i5 3570K $190 Micro Center MOBO: ASUS Maximus V Gene $155 Micro Center RAM: Samsung 8GB $48 Micro Center HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $30 Micro Center OS: Windows 7 $95 Micro Center Case: SilverStone SG09B $95 Newegg PSU: Silverstone ST55F-G/PP05 Short Cable Kit $145 Newegg GPU: ASUS 7950 DC2 V2 $340
I have a Corsair TX750 V2 but didnt know if it would fit in a mATX case but if it does that saves me money on a new PSU! Also I dont plan on doing extreme overclocking so would getting the asus maximus v gene be a waste or would I be better off getting the Asus P8Z77-M Pro?
The gene has more features and it's better for overclocking, but yes, you can get a cheaper motherboard.
And it fits, the corsair psu, so you'll save some.
Ill be overclocking to 4.5ghz on air for sure and i plan on OCing probably everyday for gaming only and I want this computer to last about 3-5 years so i think the -50 discount i get at micro center is worth it then. Will the Hyper 212 EVO be good enough for 4.5 or should I get the Noctua NH-D14 or H80i?
If you are going with that motherboard, a Noctua NH-D14 may allow you to overclock above 4.5 GHz with decent temps. There's no point in getting a CM Hyper 212 EVO if your motherboard is capable of so much more. That being said, if you just want to reach 4.5, you can get a better cooler, such as the Noctua, and a cheaper motherboard, such as an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (it costs the same as the matx version. Since space isn't an issue, this is a straight upgrade). The money saved can be spent on a better GPU/ whatever you want