Originally Posted by jhaze84
The danger of killing your processor by overclocking is minimal. While there is always a risk, if you take your time to do it right and achieve a stable overclock with reasonable temperatures and voltages, then the risk is almost nil. I have been running the same 1 GHz overclock daily for almost 3 years and no problems. That being said, overclocking is not for everybody, so if you really are never going to do it, then getting a non-K processor is fine.
Notes on your parts...
- Do not get a Z77 motherboard if you are not going to overclock. There is no point. Save yourself a ton of cash and get an H77 or B85 motherboard for $100 or less.
- The choice of case is a personal decision but the Antec 900 is really old. You might want to look at newer cases which will have more modern conveniences (I suggest the Fractal Arc Midi R2).
- If you can afford it, get an SSD. Will make everything you do faster, not just games.
- Get a GTX 760 for $30 more than that 660. Will be a big improvement for not much more cost.
- Grounding strap is not really necessary, but I can't fault you for being cautious.
Wow, thats a lot of useful information, I appreciate that! Well honestly, my budget is in the $1200-$1300 range. I'm way below budget, i can throw in a SSD on top of the TB drive and just put the OS on it and boot from it. I kinda wanted a cool aesthetically pleasing case(you know with the lights
) any ideas? Do you think I should get the k version? and try to overclock? and should i go ivy bridge or haswell? I hear Ivy is better for gaming, even though haswell is the latest?
Nice build drnilly! I honestly will check out some of those indivdiual pieces! But honestly because this is my first build. I kinda wanted to pick all the parts myself. IDK if that makes sense, but its the fact i picked every aspect of the computer that really makes me enjoy this