I moved from an E8600 to what you see in my system specs, couldn't be happier. The price point of the 3570k is awesome. I really, really like the UD5H motherboard.
I started with air - CM 212 EVO gave which gave temps just over what I'm seeing with H20, it's an awesome cooler.
Originally Posted by Bo$$
4-8gb ram is optimal at this time any more is overkill and less is asking for issues
Yea, I just put it in my sig for bragging rights, lol. Never seen more than 4 GB being used, but haven't run more complicated & multiple programs with large data sets, which I will be.