I take it I will have to set the proper memory speed manually (reading up on it - seems like the answer is 'yes')?
Now the i series CPUs have the intel graphics chip on them - and it gets turned off if a PCIe GPU is detected?
What would I expect the temp of the CPU to be (vanilla - as to check that I mounted everything OK)?
EDIT: Answered as I was writing post
JJ is right, though. Any amount of overclocking you do, you want to keep your CPU as cool as possible.
That confused me too.
I'm confused Brando...You linked the 3570 if he wants to overclock but isn't it the 3570k with the unlocked multipliers for overclocking?
Your BD drive doesn't have the ability to burn DVDs or CDs which could possibly be an issue. I very rarely do it, but if you're going to have the drive you should probably get one that can burn DVDs and CDs at least. $25 more gets you one that can burn BD, DVD, and CD.
Also, check if you live near a Microcenter. They have the 3570K for $40 less than Newegg and you also get $40 off a compatible motherboard. I believe most managers will match Newegg's prices, too. They have a 60 day return policy (that in my experience has been no questions asked) in case anything goes wrong.
You also don't have an OS listed. If you plan on using Windows don't forget to take that into consideration.
I already have the OS - will be Win 8 x86_64 professional - legal.
There doesn't seem to be one in my state. =(
I think, I will skip on the HDD &amp; BD (for the time - I have been living w/ external ones and a netbook problem free anyway) and will go with your suggestion.
If your not planning on overclocking it by much, I'd stick the the stock cooler &amp;amp; your original choice of ram but my suggestion was based on you wanting something that'd be competitive and give your decent performance for a few years.
The CPU &amp; Motherboard are most difficult to upgrade and in as much getting good ones from the start will save me trouble. =)
Edited by _Alexander, 23 January 2013 - 05:15.