So im building a new rig: Just having a little problem with the motherboard selection. I plan on using the z68 chipset and require a i/o usb 3.0 header. But my Ram is 1.25v (Sniper G.Skill Series) is this a big deal? If not what motherboards would you suggest? Trying to keep it below $200. Iv'e been looking at:
I'll recommend the Asus because Asus is supposedly better than ASRock and it has two more USB 2.0 connectors than the ASRock without sacrificing the PCIe x4 slot and PCIe 3.0 compatibility for the PCIe x16 and x8 slots (they share 16 lanes) that the Gigabyte lacks.
I suggest you get a 2x4GB 1600MHz 1.5v RAM kit found on the QVL of whatever motherboard you end up choosing for the best chance of RAM compatibility. If no acceptable kit is found that meets those expectations (highly unlikely) then report back here if you haven't already chosen your RAM.