tiny voices said:
You can only overclock a 'k' series CPU. If you are getting an i5 3470, you can get an h77 mobo and save money. You can always still get a z77 but you won't be able to overclock still.
A good 550w PSU will power any modern CPU and GPU combo.
Use the saved money to get a better GPU.
ok, thanks for that info, i think i'm going to use the money saved to go for a msi 7870, but i'm still not sure about the ram. you said i should get low profile ram to make room for an aftermarket cooler for the cpu, but since i'm not overclocking i won't need an aftermarket cooler, thus not having low profile ram is ok right? unless you can recommend cheaper but comparable ram. thanks