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Desktop component compatibility issues

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September 5, 2012 6:30:49 AM


I’m building a desktop for processing video and audio, and still photos, using Adobe CS6 Master Collection.
I’ve purchased the following items (1-13) from Amazon, and now am dealing with compatibility issues. Your help would be appreciated in determining which of these components can actually be installed into a CoolerMaster HAF X case.

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1. Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 - Retail

The Noctua NH-D14 cooler has restrictions because of its size:

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_ge...

“ Caution: The NH-D14 is a big cooler that extends over the first RAM slots on most mainboards. The cooler offers sufficient clearance for all standard size memory modules, but you won’t be able to use memory modules higher than 44mm.”

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=faqs_single&faqs_id=... This link shows amount of clearance from the cooler.

The RAM purchased from Amazon, DDR3 Corsair Vengeance, is not accepted by Noctua.

2. Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel 240 Pin Desktop Memory CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
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Type Manufacturer Model Compatibility

DDR3 Corsair Vengeance X (green check mark = OK)
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The above table is found at http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_ge....
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3. Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case (RC-942-KKN1)

4. Intel Core i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz 12 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73930K

5. ASUS P9X79 DELUXE - LGA2011 - X79 - 8x DIMM - PCIe 3.0 Motherboards

6. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W TPG-850M SLI and CrossFire X Ready ATX12V 80PLUS Gold Active PFC ATX 950 Power Supply TPG-850M

7. NVIDIA Quadro 4000 by PNY 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express Gen 2 x16 DVI-I DL, Dual DisplayPort and Stereo OpenGL, DirectX, CUDA, and OpenCL Profesional Graphics

8. LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL Blu-Ray Rewriter with Software WH14NS40

9. Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Red LED Computer Case Fan (R4-LUS-07AR-GP)

10. Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g

11. Crucial 512 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT512M4SSD2

12. Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

13. Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001


September 5, 2012 6:36:46 AM

Or you can go for the Vengeance Low Profile RAMs.
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