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Please help with Ram & SSD question...Buying in hours.

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October 6, 2012 8:18:56 PM

Hello, this is my build below.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.40 @ Newegg)

I was wondering if that ram is low profile which someone told me I need? Also, do I need the desktop upgrade kit with the SSD or can I just get the standard $90 version? This one right below...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163

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October 6, 2012 8:41:59 PM

G.Skill Ares are generally low profile. what low profile is that the piece of hardware isnt tall or large( so that it doesnt interfere with another part of the computer). the reason why you keep ram low profile is to keep it away from the aftermarket heatsink, as heatsink fans usually hover over the farthest left ram slot.


ALSO, i would hold off from buying the pc for a tiny bit. NZXT is about to release their generation 2 NZXT Phantoms like next week.

http://www.nzxt.com/evolve/
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October 6, 2012 9:12:01 PM

Wonderful advice, Thanks! Do you happen to know if for my SSD I need the the Desktop Upgrade Kit or just the standard SSD?
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October 6, 2012 9:16:02 PM

what a desktop upgrade kit gives you is a 2.5 to 3.5 bracket holder(for cases without ssd brackets) and cables I think(if you ran out of the ones supplied by the motherboard you purchased) other than that, there is minimal differences.
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October 6, 2012 9:21:18 PM

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