Can someone recommend RAM, and cooling situation. Want to overclock, never did before. Also I do not want a gigantic heatsink. This unit will be moving 4 times a year between college and home and I do not want a big heavy heatsink over my cpu. Also for aesthetics. Is the only remaining option water-cooling? Lastly, will this Motherboard support the 2 USB 3.0 that are in the front of so many cases? (If not, would any adapters change that or no).
Hi, Your mother board has one front i/o 3.0 usb header and 6 usb 3.0 slots in the rear so that should be no worry. If you want to overclock there are a ton of good air coolers but the really good ones come way too close in price to a all in one water cooling unit like the ones offered by Corsair. I had really good experiences with the Corsair H100 and I highly recommend it or any of the Corsair Hydro series.
Is there anyway to split that front usb 3.0 header? I was actually just reading up on the H100 . Any thoughts on RAM. I do not want to put off OC. I am doing this build in December so I am using this time to learn.