The mobo i'm getting though says 1066Mhz standard so thought i would stay with the faster memory. especially since this is going to be for next gen gaming like Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, and Crysis. This is my first build so trying to maximize it as much as possible.
The 1066mhz standard on the motherboard doesn't mean anything to be honest (just means that it supports it). If you really want it to be for next generation gaming, wait a month. Core i7 is coming out.