I am going to be getting the i5 2400k or i6 2500K (sandy bridge) around the 9th january when it comes out.
However im currently using ddr2 ram, so along with a 1155slot motherboard, i need new ram. I want a minimum of 4gb, and am currently running 32bit, though might to to 64bit soon. Im also looking for 1600mhz+ ram.
I might eventually want to overclock the cpu, though the K edition has unlocked cores, so i wouldn't need to overclock the ram right? Also, i need 2 ram dimm's as each core on intel cpu needs half a channel of ram. However, if windows 32 bit only uses 4gb, it would only be using one stick if i got 2x4gb, so would that mean that the cpu doesnt get the 2 ram dimm's it needs?
Also, does the speed really matter if i wish to overclock with unlocked cores? However, 1600mhz is only a little extra, so i might as well get it.
So here are the choices:
Ill be getting one of the p67 mobos, one of the cheaper ones around 100-150 Australian dollars.
If i got the 2x2gb 1600mhz g.Skill Ripclaws, would they most likely work?
That way i can spend $150 on mobo and $310 on sandy bridge.
Also does 1600mhz make much noticable diffrence in video rendering compared to 1333mhz? I know it will be handy for overclocking with locked cores, though ill get a K edition sandy bridge, so i could save money and just get 1333mhz?