What is your GPU and cpu cooling? My CPU cooler is the v8 transferred from the i7 2600k and it's cooling my 8500 great without throttling
Ok. I do similar but
I play more big games than you
I was upgrading from an I7 2600k. I did think about the I3 and while it's made great strides, that 8100 wasn't gonna beat an I7 2600k.
Does your case have room for a bigger GPU than what you'd get for a 580? If there's a way you can use a ebay or trade I might want you to have my current card if I upgrade mine for Christmas. As you can see from my build I upgraded to a 1440p monitor
Do you do other things besides gaming? I am the only other one on PCPartpicker who used this mobo but it's for an I5 build
My monitor is now a Dell U2751H. And while it can go 1440p, I can't because my dvi to hdmi limits it to 2048x1152. It's still a great monitor upgrade
I got the monitor today. It's a Dell U2751H. Albeit it's not 1440p because i'm using a dvi to hdmi, A 2048x1152 resolution is a nice resolution upgrade