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I need to get more RAM. I am going to either have to get rid of my Hyper 212 heatsink, get a new motherboard that is spread out a bit more (my motherboard is a slim type of ATX, I don't know how else to describe it, it is a M5A97 LE R2.0 and it doesn't fully use all of the motherboard standoffs in my case), or I am going to have to buy 2x8 GB.

I have decided that I would rather just get a closed loop heatsink. I guess you don't have to replace the water or whatever dark magic potions they used in the loop. If I do go the water cooled method, I would probably get it with just 1 fan on the radiator. I do not overclock, I just like using nice heatsinks for the noise. AMD stock heatsinks are crap. That being said, I do not need a long radiator with 25 jet powered fans running at light speeds. I just need something quiet. But I do not know the first thing about buying one.

Do you guys think I should do this or just get 2x8 GB RAM and get rid of my old sticks on ebay or something? Both options are over $100. Is a closed loop quiet? I don't need silence because I like a quiet white noise. But I would like to be able to hear my own consciousness if you know what I mean. I think this might be a nice introduction into water cooling for me. I am not looking to spend $500 on a custom loop right now and this is not cost prohibitive.
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Not sure if its possible for you, but having the fan on the other side of the heatsink (facing rear end of case) can often be enough to make space for RAM. Have done it on a lot of pc's.

Since you don't OC, I don't really see the need for a better cooler, and yes closed loops are pretty silent if you got the right fans with it, you will only hear slight hum from the pump.

So if I where you, I'd pick the new RAM, or trying the first option with moving the fan.
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Hi man , if you have the money go for the new ones, take better motherboard and new ram, if you don't have the money you could try to move your Hyper 212 heat sink fan a little more up so the ram can fit.
For the water cooling no need since you don't oc your CPU. thumb.gif
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Not sure if its possible for you, but having the fan on the other side of the heatsink (facing rear end of case) can often be enough to make space for RAM. Have done it on a lot of pc's.

Since you don't OC, I don't really see the need for a better cooler, and yes closed loops are pretty silent if you got the right fans with it, you will only hear slight hum from the pump.

So if I where you, I'd pick the new RAM, or trying the first option with moving the fan.

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Hi man , if you have the money go for the new ones, take better motherboard and new ram, if you don't have the money you could try to move your Hyper 212 heat sink fan a little more up so the ram can fit.
For the water cooling no need since you don't oc your CPU. thumb.gif

Sorry guys I wasn't clear. The heatsink itself blocks the RAM socket. The fan is on the rear end of the heatsink and not around the socket. I might actually OC my FX 8350 but I just don't see a need to. It is already at 4 GHz.. Maybe I will OC it to 4.3 GHz. I don't intend on increasing the voltage because I do not know if my motherboard can handle that. I will just increase the clock by 300 MHz, run prime, and keep it there. But I would still like a closed loop because I saw some that are in the $80 range, however, I do not know what a reasonable price for one would be. Is $80 too cheap or is it too expensive? I saw some that are in the $150 range but they had a double size radiator on them. I don't need that at all.
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