BTW I picked the Asus board due to the UEFI and easy overclocking. UEFI because I'm happy to get rid of BIOS after so many years. And since I've had poor experiences with overclocking in the past, I'm interested in the board's automatic overclocking capability.
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Looks good but to be honest I'd rather have 16GB RAM and a GTX 560 instead of the 570 if the budget doesn't permit 16GB.
One thing to consider though (although it won't b a problem if you go for 8GB) with Vegeance RAM and the Noctua NH-U12P SE2. You won't be able to use all four DIMM-slots since the blasted heatspreaders on the DIMMS won't fit under the cooler. Either you have to remove the spreader on one DIMM if you want to populate all four slots or you'll have to go with normal low profile DIMMS, like Corsair XMS3 memory instead. They work fine with 1.5V.
Thanks, that's fantastic info that will save me a lot of hassle. I'll go with the 16GB RAM and consider more carefully the 560 vs 570.
BTW my current system is a Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz laptop with 4GB RAM. PPBM score around 2100, so I expect around a 10x improvement with this box! I do not need to get top scores but am looking for more of a sweet spot.