-The 2600k won't help in gaming but will come in handy for the video editing.
- For less money, you could have twin 900 MHz 560 Ti's that will beta that 580 by 40 % in gaming. If ya want to keep the 580 to upgrade later, your PSU is undersized....there isn't a single PSU certified for twin 580's under 900 watts.
Will the heat spreaders on the first set of RAM you listed interfere with my heatsink? Basically, is there enough clearance?
The toothy looking heat spreaders are a "relic of a bygone age" The only cooling effect of these heat spreaders is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.
Corsair now sells low profile Vengeance units with same specs .... I linked them in previous post.