You will need to perform a BIOS update at the very least before you can use the Ivy Bridge CPU's, just a heads up :)
Your socket may be the same but the motherboards chipset wont have access to all the features that the ivy cpu's have, a B75 or H77 chipsets are built around ivy bridge.
He would have been following what the hackintosh forums say are parts that work without doubt, but i see no reason for a 3570k not to, all the same, i doubt he will be gaming on this, more likely video rendering and such where the ram will actually come into use
Parts list looks great, the only small thing i would do to it is cover up the garish yellow in the case, especially that sticker on the PSU
I still wouldn't add it, I'd find another use, like selling it to a friend,
This is why I made sure my build was correct ;) But for the rest, the WEI scores are pretty good! Then again WEI needs a bit of modernizing, the only downside is the colour scheme is a bit erratic, but it is a gaming starter, and no massive overkill on the PSU either
And yes i know which brands are decent, i was hoping for a little more input on specific boards people have gotten on well with, but thanks anyway! :)
I was rather limited on my budget, and i haven't the need for all that RAM at the moment, maybe in the future if I start using VM's And yes, love minecraft!
Maybe you should have read, he said it's an old kit from an old build, same goes for the graphics card.