I'm currently unsure what brand of board and RAM I actually should purchase.
I've been eying with the "Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7, X58 (triple PC3-10667U DDR3)" for a long time, but given the qualified memory list, it's hard to find affordable and suitable memory blocks to it. I'm unsure about the other boards, because there are two things I really like about it: USB 3.0 and Sata 3 (6GB/s(.
Do I have to stick with the memory list? I know at the top it says that not all memory can be verified.
Could the "OCZ Platinum Low-Voltage DIMM Kit 12GB PC3-10667U CL7-7-7-20 (DDR3-1333) (OCZ3P1333LV12GS)" work together well with the board?
I'm planning to put a 5970 on it, maybe a second one in the (far) future.
thanks for your input! Yes, you're right, it's not about gaming only, it's also for development and being future proof for the next few .. many .. years.
I would suggest getting an I7 930 because with Sandy Bridge on the horizon you will be very upset when that comes out and you see that the 980X wasn't the best move. So make do with the I7 930 for a year then go to Sandy Bridge next year that will be your best option.