Question Got some questions about a few components.

therightstuff

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Looking to get a `3th gen cpu soon. The 2 I have in mind is the 13600k and the 13700k. The 13 600looks impressive but it is a i5.

Now to the questions? Looking at ddr5 ram (5600 or higher). Trimmings differ a bit from what I have looked at. The lower in the mid 36 to the higher 40ish. So do timing mater anymore?

Motherboard selection? From what I have read if I get a 13th gen cpu and use a z690 mb chances are I will have to update the bios for the cpu to work. With the z790 the 13th gen works out of the box. Also brand, I have been using gigabye for the last few build, but have had some issue mainly with the drivers .

So what do I really need to look for in a new mb these days
Thanks.
 

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