Get the 1230V2 if you're not going to overclock. For mobos, I like MSi and Gigabyte. AsRock and Asus are fine too. Just be sure to check if the board supports the 1230V2.
It's not that performance would be reduced. You want to use native ports for the best performance. Ports running off any other controllers have reduced performance.
Yes, I won't be OC'ing. At least anytime soon
So I should just limit with those numbers then since if I put in more then performance would suffer anyway
I don't mind for referencing. But it's like window shopping. I can only see it. But never buy it. I can still search the local stores if they have stocks, so no biggie