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My rig is below, I am wondering what upgrades I can make for better overclocking. Keep in mind, the H100 Listed is NOT installed yet and will be equiped with Cougar fans for push/pull, top mounted in the corsair 600T.
I'm personally thinking of upping the RAM to either something with more MHZ or just more in total (currently @ 12gb with 2x 6gb sticks, mobo holds 24gb, 6 DIMM). What I am looking at is Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb Keep in mind my computer is mostly used for gaming, so from a gaming standpoint, would it benefit to make these changes? Thanks for the help!
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are you seriously asking if you need to upgrade? you have a 970 and a rampage 3 extreme. utilize it. R3E is the best 1366 board for overclocking, next to the gigabyte ud7, ud9, and x58-OC

the ram is fine, unless its 1333 at 1.65v and cas 9 youre fine lol just adjust the ram multiplier in bios when ocing the bclk

install the h100
 
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Oh i know the processor, and mobo are fine, aswell as the video cards. But I recall reading somewhere, that having 3 sticks of ram in a 6 DIMM, is bad, or it doesnt utilize it fully to its potential. And ram is @1600, but only 3 sticks @ 3x4 (dont know where I got 2x6 from). Feel bad, I should be getting more out of my system then what I currently am.
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Oh i know the processor, and mobo are fine, aswell as the video cards. But I recall reading somewhere, that having 3 sticks of ram in a 6 DIMM, is bad, or it doesnt utilize it fully to its potential. And ram is @1600, but only 3 sticks @ 3x4 (dont know where I got 2x6 from). Feel bad, I should be getting more out of my system then what I currently am.

the 970's memory controller isnt as good as the 990X's so i would stay on a 3 stick triple channel configuration. the more slots that are populated the harder it is to stabilize a high overclock because the memory controller is getting saturated. on the 990X a fully populated setup wouldnt hurt it at all but on the 970 it will. those sector 7's are VERY GOOD at overclocking, you dont need to buy anything new. just start overclocking when the H100 is on.
 
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Great, thank you, didnt know much about the RAM and overclocking when I bought it, Thought I was settling for less.
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Lol last time I played Diablo 3 I maxed it with an E8500 at 3.7 and a 4850 slightly overclocked. Your rig right now will destroy anything Blizzard will send you for the next few years. You're fine.
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