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New build, already ordered. Thoughts on possible future upgrades.

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February 23, 2012 8:52:24 AM

Hey guys, I ordered a new system a couple of days ago and i am now just waiting (Oh sweet longing) and i'd like your thoughts on possible upgrades down the line..

Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
CPU: Intel Core™ i5 Quad Processor i5-2500K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9 (8 gb, 4x2)
SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 60GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
HDD: Western Digital Caviar® Green™ 1TB SATA 6Gb/s
PSU: Corsair TX V2 650W PSU
Gfx: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 "Dual Fan"


Now, for the "Immediate" upgrades, i'm planning on getting a CPU cooler, Any suggestions that could fit my case with Corsair vengeance ram? Was considering the Noctua NH-D14 but i'm not really sure it fits over the ram (:

A bit further down the line I'm gonna upgrade the Case, graphics card maybe dabble in some Watercooling.
Thanks in advance guys!
February 23, 2012 9:03:56 AM

Buy Corsair H60 , H80 and you will not have any problems with RAM heatsink.
February 23, 2012 9:08:44 AM

Yeah, good idea, but the stock fans are pretty loud on those from what i've heard.. Myabe just switch them out.. Need to get some for the case as well.
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February 23, 2012 9:32:16 AM

Change the fan , with Scythe or if you can aford and you want quiet and perfomance buy Noctua fans.
February 23, 2012 9:49:48 AM

Yeah, i might go for Noctua (:
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