Hey guys. I'm a long time Tom's Hardware lurker (since i'm an Information Technology student) and this is my first post. Anyways, I'm looking to upgrade my NAS4Free "server" which is currently running on an old Pentium 4 setup. The motherboard I want to base my system around is the ASUS P8B-E/4L, which is a full-blown server board. I plan on tossing in a Pentium G630 (because I'm a poor college student) and then later upgrading to a Xeon E3-1200 v2 series CPU of some sort if I need/want to. Anyways, now onto the RAM issue.
I've thoroughly looked through the specs on the ASUS P8B-E/4L. It supports 1066/1333/1600MHz Unbuffered RAM with ECC, however to use 1600MHz you need to use a Xeon E3-1200 v2 CPU. I'm wondering if I can go ahead and purchase 1600MHz Unbuffered ECC RAM for use with the Pentium G630 CPU. This would save me from buying new RAM later on down the road. There's also the the ECC issue. The G630 doesn't support ECC, obviously. Can I still put in ECC RAM and have some type of compatibility set in the BIOS? And finally, the G630 per Intel's website only supports 1066MHz RAM.
Assuming I can run the RAM I want, I'd also like to know the difference between these two kits. It appears that the only difference is that the latter kit is "w/TS". (With TS? Not sure what this means.) Links posted below.
TLDR; Basically, I'm just trying to put 1600MHz Unbuffered ECC RAM in an ASUS P8B-E4L and have my system run with both a Pentium G630 and later a Xeon E3-1200 v2.