I’m going to upgrade my oldie C2D E8400 to a new i5, next month, I made myself a nice setup but would like to have your opinion
INTEL CORE i5 3450 (3.1GHZ) SKT 1155
ASUS P8Z77-M PRO
CORSAIR KIT 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ VENGEANCE LP
ARCTIC COOLING FREEZER i30
I was expecting i5-3330 to be cheaper than i5-3450, but I guess I was wrong.
I want as many USB 3.0 ports as possible, so I chose this board, because it has 4 on the back panel, plus you can add an ASUS bracket with 2 more.
I’m not convinced that I made the best choices here. I won’t be overclocking and I’m not a big gamer (ocasional gamer). If I could decrease the budget without sacrificing performance, that would be nice.