Hey I'm thinking of building a new computer and have already decided that it will use a i7 CPU since it's the best for gaming according to lots of benchmarks I've already looked at. Just wondering what I should look for with the motherboard? Already noticed there are currently 2 socket types that both support i7 (1156,1366) and don't currently see much difference between the 2 except 1366 will support the next generation CPU (i9) and some 1366 high end boards support 2 CPU's on the same board and also support insane amounts of ram and I'm sure I won't actually buy something stupid like 64 gigs of ram, (not at the moment anyway ). Are there any other differences between the 2 motherboard types that would affect actual performance? Otherwise I might just go with the cheaper option. What is the fastest available ram speed available? I've already tried looking at the wiki to find out about this myself but I can't find any motherboards compatible with the fastest ram or even the sticks themselves. Also what CPU would you recommend? Haven't tried overclocking before due to being to scared my components would break and have learned that if you do overclock a computer with an i7 CPU that it's very important you get the right motherboard otherwise you may not be able to use all your ram and instead be limited to something like 4GB even when using a x64 windows OS.