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New Build - Fractal 304. Maximus VI Impact. 4770K. Need help with a few questions.

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Hey guys. I'm new around here. I've finally decided to purchase the Fractal Node 304 but I have 3 questions.

1.
Ram compatibility with mobo:
Mobo: MAXIMUS VI IMPACT Intel Z87

Two choices of Ram:
A) G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) F3-2400C10D-16GTX
B) G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) F3-2666C12D-16GTXD

I want to stick with Option A above (cheaper and more reviews) but G Skill doesn't say whether its compatible. I can stick with Option B but it's more expensive and there aren't many reviews yet.

G Skill compatibility: http://gskill.com/en/configurator?manu=29&chip=1826&model=1564


2.
Low profile ram instead?
Secondly, I eventually want to water cool next year. Should I scratch the plan above and get a low profile ram instead for extra space? If so, what are some good choices on ram?

The guy in this video below water cooled his fractal 304 and looks like he is using low profile ram (not sure if it was necessary in the end).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpc81QiG7E


3.
Any other advice on build (ie: power supply, CPU cooling, etc..)
Case: Fractal Node 304
Mobo: Maximums VI Impact Z87
CPU: i7-4770K
HDD: Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD
GPU: NONE for now. I only watch blue-ray movies. I'll eventually get the GTX 760.
(I'm not a gamer but I need the CPU for massive amounts of database processing and portfolio analysis for those wondering why)
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST65F-G 650W (Is this too big??)
Ram: ??? (Need help as mentioned above)
Coolor: ??? (Still deciding, help appreciated)


I appreciate your help. I'm looking forward to coming here often.
post #2 of 3
Both of those kits would work, and you should just go with an AIO water cooler like a Corsair H60. If the fan gets too noisy, i would suggest something from Noctua to replace the stock fan.
post #3 of 3
I have the SG05, which is quite shorter, and I'm setting up a loop in it. I really don't see the height of the Trident Xs getting in the way in either case (zing!), which is why I'm also going with one of the two sets you mentioned.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
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