Hi all, thought i would post this here, as all i really need to clarify on is the Motherboard
Im helping my dad build a new PC for his work computer, we are opting for the i5 2500K processor, it will probably run at stock speeds, but if required up the speed a little in 6months - 11yr if required.
Since i dont think buying a seperate video card is required, Z68 seems like the best solution here, with ability to use the sandybridge gpu, and allowing overclocking.
Ideally i would like to spend as little as possible on the motherboard. requirements are as follows
RAID1 capabile - he runs 2x 1TB WD Black in raid1 for backup purposes
Two ram slots (will be using either 1x4gb, 1x 8gb, or 2x 4gb) there will not be a requirement to run 4 sticks at any point.
onboard sound - think this is pretty standard these days
onboard graphics - im assuming all z68 have onboard graphics, otherwise it would be the same as p67 ?
needs to have 3 SATA2 ports (for 2 hdd's and dvd-rw seems 4 is the minimum really anyway), USB3 is not critical but would be nice to have if the price is right