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The only thing I can think of is you may want to check the RAM clearance on the Noctua with your motherboard. I can't think off the top of my head if the final slot allows for the RipJaw X series heat sink. Regardless you can put it in the first and third slot (the pair furthest from the CPU) and be just fine.
I was already set on using a2 and b2 for the RAM, but thanks for the heads up!
Are there any disadvantages of using the other slots? They will still be in colored matched slots so im assuming no?
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I was already set on using a2 and b2 for the RAM, but thanks for the heads up!
Are there any disadvantages of using the other slots? They will still be in colored matched slots so im assuming no?
As long as they are in the same colored slots you will be perfectly fine.
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Sounds good to me! Now concerning RAM i went with CAS 7 1.5v 1600Mhz
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Definitely don't forget the SSD. It does make a huge difference. I only put games I play on the SSD because it cuts down on load times so much. And the computer is just much, much, much faster overall.

People who say that SSDs don't help gaming are probably referring to the fact that they don't really improve frame rates. Which is true in a way. But that's kind of a limited viewpoint because they aren't meant to; they do different things to help out. They cut down load times not just by seconds, but by huuuuuge amounts. They also in many cases remove mini stutters when loading textures from disk. An essential purchase, even if it is only a cheap 64GB one (Crucial C300 are great).

About water cooling, just in case you were still entertaining the idea--it's cool and amazingly effective, but it's also time-consuming and kind of a hobby in and of itself. Sandy Bridge chips are pretty cool compared to the previous generation anyway so a Noctua or Silver Arrow will do just fine and cost a fraction of the time and money. (I give my vote to the Noctua, purely because of aesthetics.)

Edit: That ram looks good and will fit under the NH-D14 no problem.
Edited by Mumbles37 - 5/22/11 at 10:58pm
post #45 of 47
I think it looks fine. Of course everyone's going to have opinions on other hardware, but I don't see a problem with it personally. You're going to wanna add on later regardless of what you build now. Whether it's a better CPU cooler (high end air) or get into Watercooling (Rasa Kits), ya just never know.

I'm constantly upgrading as I can, when I can. PSU and GPU are on my list yet. -- Of course it's nice to just get it all at once, if the budget allows it.
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Okay so as of right now the changes to be made are, SSD with 500 read/write speeds -OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

And a beefier CPU cooler, like the Noctua NH-D14
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Okay so as of right now the changes to be made are, SSD with 500 read/write speeds -OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

And a beefier CPU cooler, like the Noctua NH-D14
After that the only thing I can think of would be a more powerful GPU. Maybe an unlockable 6950 2gb
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