I don't have any experience with ASrock so I can't judge the MOBO's. However, for the RAM 1333 will be fine but you may as well get 1600mhz ram. It's usually about the same price so why not? As for the processor, the Haswell CPUs are supposed to be more power efficient at the moble end in laptops. On desktop they are essentially Ivy bridge refreshes that don't OC as well. You will not notice a difference with either processor while gaming. That said I reccomend the K unlocked series if you are going to be using it for gaming, you never know when you will get that OCing itch! Also, I believe in Haswell intel has stopped all BLCK OCing in non-K CPUs.