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Thank you, should I get the lower CAS if im overclocking? or is the lower cas just basically to give me more headroom for overclocking? I thought you could lower the cas on ram but only by a certain amount if I have to I will get the CL7 but I plan on doing a lil overclock and pure gaming.
If you take the c9, it will go as low as 8-9-8 (maybe 7-9-7 but probably wont be stable), if you get the c7 you will manage 6-7-6 or 6-8-6 which is pretty good. Besides the memory will perform better, direct results are video encoding, gaming etc. As for overclock... when you oc you have to sacrifice stuff like latency to gain stability. But if you already have lowest latencies, then you are golden. There is a +ve side in spending those extra bucks but you have to decide for yourself if you want it or not.
PS: the cl9 ram will serve you fine too.

And yeah, dont get HAF, if you like the looks then get the HAF-X or something else the others have pointed out.
    
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There is a separate AMD mounting kit, but the last time I read on here it wasn't prohibitively expensive.

Serious: with the Thermaltake, you have no upgrade path for CPU cooling except to buy a whole new HS/F or go water. Pick the Mega, spend the extra $10 and you've got fan upgrade options for a while.
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what about this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608014 will that suffice as a cpu cooler?
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what about this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608014 will that suffice as a cpu cooler?
It hasn't gotten especially good reviews, to my knowledge.

I'd recommend you order the Mega, from FrozenCPU if need be, or go with the Noctua D14 if you can afford it. If you're going to be doing any serious overclocking, those are two fantastic air-cooling setups.
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It hasn't gotten especially good reviews, to my knowledge.

I'd recommend you order the Mega, from FrozenCPU if need be, or go with the Noctua D14 if you can afford it. If you're going to be doing any serious overclocking, those are two fantastic air-cooling setups.
Alright can you point me in the right direction to find the backing plate for the megahalems? It is an awesome looking cooler and I know a lot of people use it. Also would you suggest push/pull with it or just 1x120MM fan?
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I would suggest the Panaflo 114CFM on a fan controller (it gets loud), or a San Ace if you can find one. One will suffice, but two can't hurt. Alternatively, if you want to stick to 120x25mm fans (so you don't have to buy 120x38mm clips), the recommendation around here seems to be a pair of Yate Loons. There's a top-notch thread on here testing about 65 different fans with the Megahalems:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ans-112-a.html


As for purchasing the Megahalems with backplate, just select the backplate as an optional add-on before clicking add-to-cart here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/88...2_AM2_AM3.html
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