It's been a good run with my current rig, but it's time to build a new computer tower. I've been out of the game for too long to know what the latest-and-greatest is so I need help. It will be used primarily as a gaming and photo/video editing machine. Already have a case, really just looking for MOBO/CPU/GPU suggestions. Don't have a real strict budget, I'll dump as much money in to it as needed, although I would like to still be reasonable.
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There's no point getting that MOBO if they're not going utilize it completely. Something like an ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO would probably be fine - a lot cheaper as well.
If the OP is just gaming there's no need for a i7 3770k - gaming doesn't utilize hyper-threading. It just depends on how intensive the video/photo editing is, but with an i5 3570k the OP probably wouldn't notice the difference.
I've had bad experiences with Vector SSD's. I usually go Intel or Samsung, but that's just personal preference.
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Id just get an i5 k edition so you can overclock, its plenty of power for what youre doing. I'd go with a 660ti for your gpu, and just on't go crazy on the mobo, its completely unnecessary for what you're doing to go overboard on one.