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Old January 31, 2010, 07:35 PM
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First, he already has 12GB of RAM picked out (and I recommended getting 2 6GB kits). I assume he knows about 32-bit limitations. As for 24GB, even doing hardcore video editing no one uses more than 12GB of RAM. Besides, then you need to get into 4GB DIMMs of RAM, which are very expensive (and likely won't fit on his budget; 3 x 4GB DIMMs cost 800USD).

Second, a heatsink won't do anything for the CPU and RAM consumption; if he OCs a heatsink is a must as i7 processors get VERY hot, but he's not planning to overclock anyway. I might recommend getting a Hyper 212 Plus anyway, just because the stock cooler struggles to cool stock processors.
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