Hello everyone my name is Ben and I've run into a bit of a dilemma. Our desktop that we got from a friend is done and is so far outdated I just don't feel like fixing it. So I've decided to build a whole new setup but I've run into a bit of a snag. I can't decide which board and chip combo to go with.
It will be a family PC used for a variety of things. Mainly light-moderate gaming by me along with some video editing, the wife does a lot of video work (weddings and such), and of course whatever craziness the kids come up with (i'm assuming Minecraft and Chivarly).
After a lot of researching I've narrowed it down to 2 choices, however reviews and tests show you what the performance "should" be but doesn't always hit the results of real use. So I go looking for people who have been there before.
What I'm looking at is in the poll question, I'm open to suggestions though. I'll put my thoughts on both combo and the rest of my build below.
I7-3770k w/ ASUS P8Z77-V LX: I thought of the new 3rd gen for the ivy bridge and it's power, and I can get the combo for a good price. However a good price doesn't always mean I'm getting something that is durable.
I5-3570k w/ ASUS Sabertooth Z77: I've dealt with the sabertooth line before and like the cooling ability, the 3rd gen I5 would keep me within budget. Plus I think I remember seeing one test where it seemed the I5 did better at video editing process than the I7.
The rest of the build is pretty much set in stone.
CPU fan: Noctua NH-D14
Case: NZXT Guardian (the multiple temp display is a nice touch)
Mem: 2x 8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600
PSU: Ultra LSP750
Graphic: MSI GeForce GT 640 1GB (wish I could afford something better)
HD: 1tb WD (to run windows) 64gb SSD (video editing)