MoBo and RAM for 2600K

timurich

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Hello!

I've been researching parts for my new build for a couple of months now.
The hardest decision to me is the motherboard. I have had good experience with ASUS mobos in the past, but I don't like their recent reviews (otherwise the choice would be clear). ASRock looks more promising right now...

I'm looking for suggestions on Mobo and RAM.

Goals:
Demanding computer task: video editing (rendering). I might want to try latest games, so I will do SLI later just for experience.
Endurance: as long as possible (my last build still works well since summer 2004).
Overclocking: definitely want to do that to some extent, nothing extreme. Not a professional overclocker, smart overclocking tool is necessary.
CPU: i7-2600K
Budget: not tight, but don't want to overpay too much. $200-$250 mobo seems to be a reasonable maximum. Less is acceptable.
Time to buy: right now, but can wait a bit if there is a big reason.

I definitely want Z68. Having all the latest technology would be nice, too.

Some considerations:
1. ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
2. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-730
3. ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131753

Also, I haven't finalized my decision about memory. Please advise the best and fastest RAM for the MoBo. 8 to 16 GB is desired.

I'm open to all kinds of suggestions, thoughts and questions.

Thank you!
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

These two would be the one's I would recomend along with the one Asrock you have posted.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7Q-16GBXH $109.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231442

This ram has tight low timings and would be good for what you want to do.

With Black Friday coming up you would stand a chance of getting one of those boards on sale , if you were able to wait.
 

timurich

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I'm comparing these 2 mobos now:
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269

what are their biggest differences?
if you look at their comparison, it doesn't say that it supports the Intel Turbo Boost.

Is that true?

2 vs. 3 year warranty is a nice difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&page=3&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-157-263%5E13-157-263-TS%2C13-157-269%5E13-157-269-TS