I'm not sure how overclocking works, but I guess I'd have to OC the ram to get it to work at 1600? Does that mean I should buy 1333 Ram and then overclock it to 1600 later?
Maybe you could recommend an article somewhere that has some good info about overclocking?
I'd really rather leave the overclocking for some later fun. I'd like to have a nice stable system (perhaps running at 1600+ without OC), and then leave the option for overclocking later.
That said, how about this motherboard?
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68
According to the gigabyte website, the pcie slots on the board will run at pcie3 with an nm processor. I'm thinking that would be a nice possible upgrade in the future when those processors come out.
This board is a little overpowered and little more expensive than I would like, but I am having a hard time finding a board that allows sli/crossfire and has pci3 slots at either MicroCenter or Fry's.
Or do you think it would be best for me to use that mATX board above and just run 1333 Ram?
Last question (sorry!) Is it best to avoid MSI boards? There are some at MC that might work for me.
MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard