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im stuck on what to buy this month, the only 2 things i "need" for my comp, is a new cpu cooler, im thinking h70 (or higher, i can get an h70 for 50cnd shipped)

next thing i need is RAM, but the thing is most "good" ram, wont fit any cpu air cooler, so im not sure what to do about that. i want atleast a 4x2gb kit (8 total) and something that is much better then my current generic kingston ram. if there is anything you can reccomend better than this kit:
9-9-9-27

KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G DDR3-1600, unbuffered DIMM 4GB
2 - 2GB 9-9-9-27 1.65V i think thats my kit, if not, its one that is pretty similar to it.

new ram if its first, needs to fit under air cooler, hyper something 212+ coolmaster.

do you think i should get a better cpu cooler first, or ram first? thanks
   
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For a CPU cooler, get an NH-D14, it'll perform better than the H70 and you won't be dumping heat into your case.

For RAM, get Ripjaws-X.
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If you don't plan to overclock a lot, then the H70 is good. If you want to do some higher overclocks, then look at the Xspc Rasa series.
    
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well, ive been running at 4.0 for a while now, and temps have never been an issue, i want sometihng "less bulky" so i can put in basically any ram i want and not having to worry about it fitting.
   
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If you want to go water at least get the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 CPU watercooling kit. This will be way better for the money then the H70 and cost maybe 20 bucks more. Or if you can spend 170 get the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 CPU watercooling kit so worth it.
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