Originally Posted by sccr64472
If you're not overclocking, stop looking at boards designed for extreme OCing and save your money. You'd be much better off spending that money on something else. I never spend more than $100 on a motherboard....ever
Why? Because I can get so close to a final OC compared to a $300 motherboard that you can't tell the difference without a stopwatch or benchmark.
Wow that's impressive!
But I was thinking in terms of future-proofing myself. Will a basic H61 board be compatible with the Ivy Bridge processors which are coming round the corner?
I don't want to waste more money in the future just because I was too stingy now.
Finally, when I'm looking at RAM, I should go with 1600MHz not 1333Mhz stuff right? I was thinking of a basic set of 2x4GB 1600MHz HyperX Blu for $60
I have no idea about what I should be looking for (geez times have changed since DDR400 eh?) but as I'm not OC'ing, I thought I should go with some standard stuff.
Would it be worth looking at "generic" memory? I've always avoided them because they don't have a brand-name behind them!Edited by froogle - 10/22/11 at 4:30pm