Intel Core i5-3570K Build

I'm wanting to build a system around the Intel Core i5-3570K for preferably under 600 (Motherboard, Memory, CPU, and Cooling).

I'm looking at the ASUS boards ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 vs ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA

I plan to use G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit and a single Nvidia card (EVGA 570 at the moment)

Currently I'm using a CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case.

Questions:
What am I losing by choosing the P8Z77 over the SABERTOOTH?

What Cooling method should I use as I plan to overclock it somewhere between 4.0 - 4.5ghz and does anyone have a product recommendation for this.

I have don't any OC'ing in awhile but the specs on the i5-3570K look too good not to take advantage of it.
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  1. Let's be clear, if you are buying the Sabertooth you are buying it for the looks and the warranty (e.g. TUF components). If you want a bang for the buck board the Sabertooth isn't it. You don't like the Thermal Armor definitely get something else...
    mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819#top


    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_p8-z77v_pro_sandy_bridge_review/1 <--- review w/benchmarks http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASUS-P8Z77-V-PRO-Motherboard/1529 <--- review w/benchmarks http://www.techreaction.net/2012/06/28/review-asus-p8z77-v-pro/ <--- review w/benchmarks
  2. Spastek said:


    I'm looking at the ASUS boards ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 vs ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA

    Questions:
    What am I losing by choosing the P8Z77 over the SABERTOOTH?

    What Cooling method should I use as I plan to overclock it somewhere between 4.0 - 4.5ghz and does anyone have a product recommendation for this.

    I have don't any OC'ing in awhile but the specs on the i5-3570K look too good not to take advantage of it.


    Chances are you won't know the difference - the sabertooth doesn't have much over the cheaper boards. I'd get the ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA.

    Air cooling is fine for 4 GHz and a bit over - CM Hyper EVO is good value.
  3. @bigcyco1
    Thanks. I do like the look of the SABERTOOTH but wanted to make sure I wasn't over looking something it had vs the cheaper boards.

    @bigcyco1
    Thanks as well. Also great recommendation on the CM Hyper EVO. I was looking at that and your recommendation solidified my decision.
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