Description

So far, so good. Disappointed with my case, even though it says "Dokker" it has no dock. { Cheap_Dokker_Link } It is the true Dokker's little brother.

Update 06 Dec 2012, i5-3570K is moving on to a Gigabyte Z77. This board now has an Intel Celeron G550, (see photo).

Both this CPU and my i5-3570k and this memory has been flagged as incompatible. I've been using this RAM with both of these processors since July 2012 with no problems. http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1600C9D3_4G.pdf indicates that this ram is 1.5v. The data that newegg.com has is incorrectly stating 1.65v.

Update Summer 2013: Both 500GB drives installed and configured as Windows Storage Spaces as a Two-Way Mirror (same as RAID 1). Also bought CM power supply after another computer had a catastrophic failure. Older power supply is in there for now...

Update Oct 2013: Windows 8 was upgraded to Windows 8.1 at the Windows Store.

Update on or about 20 Dec 2013 bought 1TB Seagate drive.

Update 13 July 2014: my Chronos 60GB SSD died. Not recognized by the system. I have started the RMA process since it is just over 2 years old :( Removing it from the list below.

Comments

  • 90 months ago
  • 4 points

Why did you get an H77 with a 3570k? An unlocked CPU with a mobo that can't overclock seems pointless. You could have saved some money and got a non unlocked CPU.

  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps someone told him to get a Z77 but there was an error in communication.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, this i5 has the highest stock speed of all the other i5 processors; the others didn't have the greatest savings at the time I bought it (mine was on sale for $214.99 when I got it).

Secondly, this motherboard does indeed have some overclocking abilities (but NOT the same as a Z77 board); I'm only using Turbo mode.

Third, I can always move this CPU to another mobo so I can overclock the snot out of it at a later date :) That later date has come, i5 is going to a z77 board from Gigabyte. h77 from ASRock being demoted to a Celeron g550.

  • 90 months ago
  • 0 points

No Graphics card?

  • 90 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe he's using the integrated ones
i heard the ivy bridge ones aren't too bad

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

This board and CPU are adequate for what I do with a computer nowadays: TV watching. A graphics card isn't needed for 1080p video.

That's not to say I might get one at some point.

  • 90 months ago
  • 0 points

Loool i got the same ssd, works great doesnt it?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

This SSD isn't the greatest in read/write speeds, but it works pretty good as a cache in Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT). I'm caching a used 320GB Seagate Barracuda.

  • 88 months ago
  • 0 points

Idk man. My ssd is awesome. Im pretty sure it is comparable to crucial m4... Honestly. I did benchmarks and got the rated speeds even when it had 54/60 full :/