Should i upgrade my stock amd athlon ii x4 645 processor heatsink so i can overclock it more or should i add 4more gb of memory? Which would benefit my pc more? I edit videos and pictures, stream videos, search the web and watch movies most on it.
Check your memory usage history in windows task manager when you have been just doing your regular intensive tasks. That gives you an idea how much you need - if you seldom go to even 4 GB then getting 8 GB more is just wasted money.
How quiet is your system? I have the Hyper 212 with apparently the same fan as on the Amazon model (Slipstream?), and it's surprisingly loud considering the desibel rating. Then again I have a system that's designed to be quiet.
What is the thermal spec of that CPU? The 212 seems to provide excellent cooling for mid range CPUs (I am using silver paste though, not the stock thermal paste) but your cooling need will affect your fan speed and thus noise.
You can very easily replace the fan on the cooler (standard 120mm stuff) if noise is a problem, but it can kill the budget you quoted. However you can leave that later as an option if you like.
That's interesting. I just ordered this yesterday (and since then the price has come down 21¢.)
I didn't notice the second fan, but it's clearly there on the first picture. There is no mention of the second fan other than "Upgradable to dual fans and swapping of fans with extra fan-clips included." I am curious to see if it actually comes with that.