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FYI both 1155 and 1150 are the same size for a CPU cooler. though i am biased towards the D14 myself it is huge and mine hands over THREE of my DIMM slots (the last two are below the fan and not the tower). not sure if the spacing between the socket and the DIMMs for the gigabyte board is but i don't think it is that much larger.

so i think those tridents will give you a headache even if you remove the top of the heatsink; they come off with a small phillips screwdriver. i think you might want to look at lower profile RAM - and maybe a 2x8 kit instead of a 4x4 if you want 16gbs. also if i may point out that for most instances, like gaming, there really is no difference between 1866 and higher bandwidth RAM. benchmarking and "memory intensive application" (whatever those are) it will but, overall there is a big difference between 1333 to 1600, a bit less of a difference between 1600 and 1866 and hardly any from 1866 to above.

the above does pertain to the testing/benching i have seen with sandy/ivy but since the IMC is not much/any different on haswell, i believe the same hold true. some 1866 and overclock it to get that "cool enthusiast" feeling and keep in mind that a 2x8 kit will stress the IMC less than a 4x4 kit to get a better OC.

but its your $ and your rig you're putting together - if you want the tridents - cool but you may be better off with a decent AIO/water cooler for the cpu so the height isn't a problem. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

Hi there. I've made some changes to your build for you to consider:

i7 4770k
Asus Maxiums VI Hero
G.Skill Trident 16GB 2400mhz
Powercolor PCS+ HD7950
Lite-on dvd burner
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
XFX 650w psu
Corsair C70 Vengeance
Corsair H100i
Plextor M5S 128GB SSD

total inc vat: £1272.14

edit: I see you changed some things around. the 4670k will save you a nice chunk of cash. I don't think the ram and heatsink will get along well (clearance issue) so I'd go with a closed loop cooler or either a lower profile set of ram.

Revised again thanks for the heads up on the clearance! I switched to the Corsair H80 - http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/215953
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Do you plan to use this machine strictly for gaming or do you plan to save data on it? If the latter, you might be cutting things a bit on the small size with the SSD. I would go with either a 256GB SSD, or add a fast hard drive (1-2 TB) as your data drive. It's easy to set up Windows and then use Profile Relocator (http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=profilerelocator) to store all user data on the hard drive. This has the advantage of reducing writes on the SSD and you can optionally move the paging file to the HDD as well. However, if you're looking for tip-top performance then definitely leave the paging file on the SSD.

Thanks, I meant to have two SSD's so I can RAID 0 them! I have 240GB now and I have around 70GB free.
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