Sorry for the delay in you receiving a reply konakula29er
The specs are for comparison purposes and the speed that the hardware will function at (the CPU and Ram) will depend on whether they compliment each other, DDR2 667MHz in matching pairs will function at 1333MHz for example and this will then be compatible with a 1333MHz CPU such as the Q9650 which would be my selection on the list.
Please also keep in mind that the MBs BIOS will detect the Ram and CPU speeds and then adjust the settings accordingly, this is a form of auto overclock if you like.
All of the CPUs are good with the MB but the likes of the XEON chips are intended for servers and workstations etc
Thank you for the reply. So if I were to install a CPU FSB 1066MHz, then DDR2 533MHz RAM in matching pairs would be compatible, but DDR2 667MHz would not. If RAM doesn't match up with CPU FSB speed, does that create a bottleneck?
Also, it sounds like the important thing is to install a compatible CPU from the processor matching list and make sure the RAM compliments the CPU FSB. Even if the CPU FSB is faster than the MB FSB, the MB bios will make the proper adjustment so all three (MB, CPU and RAM) work together?
Lastly, I have decided to forgo the build with the Intel DP35DP. LGA775 seems a bit dated and I'm finding that the improvements over what I have now is not that great.
I am planning to proceed with the following build as I believe the improvement will be much better:
Motherboard - LGA 1155 Intel DZ68BC
CPU - Intel Sandy Bridge/2nd Gen i7-2700k 3.50GHz 8MB/cache (there is no FSB listed)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 2x4GB
PSU - EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W
HDD - HDD - Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
I am not purchasing a GPU. The CPU I plan to install supports Intel HD Graphics and I have heard the onboard graphics is pretty good for our purposes. If my PC use changes down the road and I need a GPU, then I will research and find a good one.