xKrypticx

Honorable
Dec 27, 2012
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10,510
Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Photoshop

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Parts not needed: SSD, Ram

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Parts Preferences: I want to use a 600t (white), Maximus V Formula, h100i

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No
 
Solution
Ok, fine. But you have my warning :).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair...

boulbox

Honorable
Apr 5, 2012
1,880
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11,960
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1527.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 15:20 EST-0500)

if for gaming, Maximum is just overpriced and not even worth getting unless you are an uber enthusiast that can spend money where he pleases. If for gaming, just get a ASrock extreme6, it has everything most people need and you would rather spend more on things like GPU over Mobo.

Also if doing photoshop and video editing professional, grab an i7 instead and the H100 is pretty pricey when a $50-70 AC can do just as good as it
 
Ok, fine. But you have my warning :).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 600T (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1702.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 15:25 EST-0500)
 
Solution
Just be aware that the Maximus is mostly marketing hype. My board was $90 as a combo with the CPU and runs 4.4GHz on $35 air without even fine tuning voltages.

The Maximus plus H100i with push/pull will get you maybe 4.8GHz depending on how you fare in the processor lottery. That's 300% the price for 9% gain that'd only visible in synthetic benches.

Still, it's your money so have fun with your build!