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As title say's i've had enough with AMD, when i first got into building my own systems i built and AM2 Athlon X2 duel core 4Gb Ram on a Gigabyte Mobo and it was amazing redface.gif I was a great upgrad from my Intel celeron Toshiba satellite pro laptop and life was sweet. then mad a beautiful jump to an AMD Phenom X2 quad core on an Asus mobo and i was like my PC is on roids! thumb.gif Then i made the disappointing upgrade to the FX4100 Bulldozer on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 mad.gif i felt like i just bought a chip that was 100% the same as my old Phenom, i felt like i had just wasted my money for what i was doing with my PC graphics editing, gaming and browsing. The only thing that was better was i could say i have a new chip Pfft. Anyway rant over......

So now has come the time to see if the grass is greener on the other side, as my rant says i'm up to date on how to build a system but I am a noob when it comes to building an Intel based system and a i have a few questions -

Just need some info cleared up here bang for buck so to speak, IvyBridge, SandyBridge Etc is anyone better than the other? i have been mining the forums for info and i think i have come up with some sort of build -

So for the Mobo i was thinking MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 S1155 Thunderbolt £112.52

Chip - Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core IvyBridge £178.98

And as a sexy addition to speed things up a Samsung 250GB 840 Series Basic SSD £129.90

For all of the above i would love to have their better brothers but budget is holding me back. So if anyone has any ideas of anything along my budget that would suit other componets more to what i have then please let me know.

But all this will fit into my current system as below -
MSI 660Ti Power Edition (love this card!)
550w PSU
Corsair H70
500Gb WD mech hard drive
Asus blu-ray dvd drive
Zalman Z9 Case (lots of space and looks good for dirt cheap:D)


So anyway Thank you for reading and Big appreciation for any comments
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The Ivy Bridge i5-3570K is the right CPU for your purposes. However regarding your motherboard choice, I just don't see Thunderbolt ever gaining any significant market penetration in terms of peripherals. Also, the MSI Z77A-G45 (with or without TB) isn't that great of a motherboard to begin with (no offset OC settings, VRMs aren't the greatest).

As long as you can make do without TB, a much better motherboard for your purposes would be the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (£101.55 @ Amazon UK) or GA-Z77X-UD3H (£123.50 @ Amazon UK).

Note that in a little over a week Intel is rolling out their new generation of "Haswell" CPUs, which means that there will be new model numbers for CPUs and motherboards. To make it easier for you, I'll give the new model numbers for Haswell-based successors to my recommendations.

i5-3570K -> i5-4670K
GA-Z77X-D3H -> GA-Z87X-D3H
GA-Z77X-UD3H -> GA-Z87X-UD3H
Edited by svenge - 5/26/13 at 9:42am
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Thanks for the recommendation svenge i think I may go for the GA-Z77X-D3H and wait for the Hansell chips to come out, i couldn't find much info from Intel original posts :S but you say within the next week? next month for UK suppliers then tongue.gif but one other thing whats TB? not up to date on my acronyms yet.
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Thanks for the recommendation svenge i think I may go for the GA-Z77X-D3H and wait for the Hansell chips to come out, i couldn't find much info from Intel original posts :S but you say within the next week? next month for UK suppliers then tongue.gif but one other thing whats TB? not up to date on my acronyms yet.

The Haswell launch should be June 2nd/3rd.

TB = Thunderbolt.
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I went to the OCN sale section to sell a few things (cant say what as for ToC) so i can afford the the new parts but i this rule making a requierment to have 35 rep
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To post a new thread in the For Sale/Wanted and appraisal forums you must have at least 35 REPs. The reason for the limit is the marketplace is provided for members who have contributed to the forum, not just someone who stopped in here to get rid of junk. This rule has been frequently debated and will not change. It is not necessary to have 35 REPs to reply to For Sale or Wanted threads, though all members are encouraged to make deals only with other members they are comfortable with. This requirement is coded into the system, and exceptions cannot and will not be made. In accordance with the ToS, members who do not meet the rep requirement may not actively advertise for sale/wanted/trade items in any way, shape or form any where on the site.
This includes signatures and linking to off site listings.

I would like to Earn this rep but could anyone tell me the best way?
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NVM just found the answer, i should have looked before posting biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/337351/how-to-gain-enough-rep-to-sell
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