Sorry, but I see things differently regarding permanent (as opposed to dynamic) turbo boosting. And yes, I know that turbo boosting is not the same as overclocking. But there can be subtle gotchas there too. For example, I strongly prefer not having to deal with a situation like this:
I've seen other posts of this kind of thing happening (and worse) with other motherboards as well.
Everything seems to be OK on situation described on that thread. It is very easy for them to prove something IS wrong. Instead they THINK something is wrong and fail to prove it. So everything is in order. Forget everything written on that thread and move along.
With this system, I've spec'ed out the be quiet Pure Rock Slim as the CPU cooler. I chose it because it's particularly light and quiet, and can handle 120W TDP. The i7-7700K's TDP is 91W, which should be ample margin. What I don't want is to have the CPU be unpredictably overclocked unbeknownst to me, or even running at its turbo boost speed all the time. Rather, I very much want to take advantage of the 7700K's stock capability to handle DDR4-2400, which is presumably within its 91W TDP.
Even AMD stock cooler can "handle" 125W TDP CPU, but not very quietly. So forget "can handle XXX TDP" when selecting cooler. Not to say that cooler is bad.
CPU runs on turbo boost speed if power, temps and load are OK. It's automatic and CPU works as intended. Again you are making problem from something that is not problem.
91W TDP takes turbo into account.
I don't mind going with the Kingston HyperX Fury RAM if it's the only one out there that meets this requirement. Just wanted to cast out and see if there might be other options that I'm missing.
Once again, virtually every DDR4-2400 is equally good as that Kingston.
As for other parts, I recommend waiting for Ryzen. Launch and availability early March. Ryzen will have soldered heatspreader, while Intel has toothpaste solution. That works like a crap.
Yes. I'm reaching out to multiple forums with likely different readerships. Hopefully this will increase the possibility of getting a response from someone who can answer my question.
You already have it here. There is no that kind of problem you are talking about.
Edited by Drillingmachine, 03 February 2017 - 03:06 PM.