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Hi guys, just wanted to know your input on my next upgrade, mainly have issues deciding which ram / and cpu cooler to go with.

I was thinking of picking up the Noctua D14 / Or silver arrow, but then my ram wouldnt have enough room to breath, so instead im thinking of going for the antec kuhler 620

However im still considering which combination of RAM / Cooler to get.

D14
Silver Arrow or Kuhler 620.

Corsair Vengeance: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16306

G.Skill: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16933

However i also have the choice to pick 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 timings instead of the 9-9-9-24 timings, which would be better in terms of performance (gaming, vid editing rendering etc)

Thanks
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Noctua NH-D14, and Corsair Vengeance.
Edited by Rabbs - 4/16/11 at 9:25pm
    
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Noctua NH-D14, and Corsair Vengeance.
^^ This...If you are going to spend the money on a Noctua, then get a NH-D14. By far the best air cooler that I have ever used.
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NH-D14.
For RAM, I would get Ripjaws. Specs same as Corsair but I think it has lower heatspreaders, which would be important as the Noctua probably would cover up the ram slots
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I agree with everyone on the choice of cooler. The ram is pretty much the same. Just get w/e looks better with your setup and fits under that cooler.
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I put my vote in for the silver arrow, both the noctua/Silver Arrow has it's fan clubs around here and they both perform about the same so either one will give you satisfactory results. For the RAM, get the gskills. Mainly for the lower-profile heatsinks. With that said, are you going for 16Gb of ram? What are using the computer for? I have 8Gb(2x4Gb) of CL8 ripjaws and I always have quite a bit just sitting on standby. To be honest, I would get 8Gb then use the extra $100 on a better graphics card, or a SSD.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 4/17/11 at 7:15am
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The zalman i have keeps my temps under 70 degrees with 4.8ghz, + i think it looks much better. I sold my silver arrow as i found it completely dominated my case but in terms of performance yes it did cool better but only by around 2 degrees overall.
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