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Hello all,
I was just wondering if I could get some advice regarding the system I'm planning on putting together here in a couple of months. I actually have a few questions with regard to several different components, so I apologize if this is not in the right place :\\.

As the title suggests, I'm planning on getting an i7-2600k. I understand the basics of over-clocking theoretically, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. So my question is fairly simple; is the current guide (the guide related to the i3, i5, and i7's respectively) relevant for the sandy-bridge series? Are there special considerations that I need to be aware of?

Also, I'm considering going with a double dual-channel (4x4GB) for an extra memory buffer at the expense of performance. Would I be better off just sticking with 2x4GB for a gaming pc? I multitask a lot which is why I'm considering it. Also, if I do go with the four sticks, are there special considerations I have to give when I overclock?

Finally, I'm considering a liquid cooling solution but haven't made up my mind yet, could someone suggest a quality air-cooling solution that's efficient and quiet?

Any feedback will be appreciated, thanks
-Daemon6

new rig breakdown:
Mobo: ASUS P67 Sabertooth
CPU: intel i7-2600k
RAM: 16GB (or 8GB) ADATA XPG Gaming Series
PSU: Corsair Pro Series HX850
GPU: 2x ASUS 560ti SLI
(already have one :\\ didn't think about reference design when I got it so I can't add a loop to it )
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Don't buy ADATA XPG. They are high profile and interfere with most heatsinks and I think most of the kits are rated at 1.65v. This isn't bad, but considering most kits are 1.5v which allows for more overclocking headroom. But yes 2 x 4GB really is plenty of memory. I really doubt you would need 16GB of RAM. Also running 4 sticks stresses the integrated memory controller on the CPU more making it harder to OC.

For an OC guide, check here.

Lastly, I really like the Noctua NH-D14, which I personally have. The fans it ships with are near silent, and it very efficiently cools.
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Hmm, I had thought to use the ADATA ones because they were listed on the QVL and "looked" rather low profile. As for the stress on the MC, I hadn't considered that, I'd only thought that it might cause issues with heat and power draw, thank you for bringing that to my attention.

The noctua NH-D14 was one that I was considering, I have a HAF932 so space isn't a concern. To be honest, I was kind of hoping to avoid the rather garish color scheme, but I've only heard good things about noctua so I should probably bite the bullet.
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Have any suggestions for RAM brands that are both low profile and OC friendly?

Also, had a mobo related question and figured I'd stick it in here rather than start a new thread..
Do the p67's have the same RAM seating issue as the x58? I.E. issues regarding using dual/tri channel in the 1/3(/5) slots, making it better to use the 2/4(/6) slots?

I've tried getting information on the subject with no luck, and only "know" about the x58 odd vs even situation through off-hand commentary. If I'm wrong please correct me .
Edited by Daemon6 - 7/21/11 at 11:33pm
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I only buy mushkin or corsair ram, mushkin is low usually low profile but they most all run at higher volts you can generall oc them and loosen up their timings though
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G.Skill Ripjaws/Sniper series offer great performance for the price, and are both low profile. But any brand is fine considering they have lifetime warranties, just get whatever is cheap and good.

What slots you put the RAM in is dependent on the motherboard. Sometimes you do the first and third slots, some boards take the second and third. On X58 this was not an issue, just how the memory controller on the CPU worked. All you needed to do was use the 2nd, 4th, and 6th slot and it would work fine.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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