OK, brilliant. Glad I checked it.
One last thing before I buy. Is it likely that games will need above 8 gb ram within 3 years time? If so I will have to purchase 2x 4 gig sticks instead of 2x2 gig. I would however really rather not.
I like the Fractal 3000 and i would go with the DDR3 2133 because you can down clock them and probaly get the same timings but i bet you cant push the 1600Mhz DDR3 to ddr3 2133 at the rated 1.6v. even with the looser timings
Yes 1600 is plenty for 2500K i have DDR3 1600 to but i do wish i had bought the faster DDR3 1866 or higher
If a motherboard says
Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
that's it 100% assured right, I could swear reading something in a random forum one day that there was another potential complication.....
Your memory is correct.Another factor in what speed memory can be supported depends not just on the motherboard specs, but on the CPU as well.
For example, if I'm remembering correctly the AMD Sempron 14x series with its integrated memory controller by design specs can't run memory faster than than DDR3-1066 equivalent (it might be be 1333, not sure), regardless of the settings. It can of course use faster memory, but there is no real benefit gained by doing so. However, it too might be over-clockable to some extent, and of course using faster memory is "future-proofing" your memory for use with an future upgrade CPU that can run the memory at its rated speed.