A good friend of mine is in the process of specifying a system (working parts list is below).
The question is twofold:
Will the Noctua D15 fit his motherboard, or should he go with the D15S?
Or the Be-quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 or 4?
Given one of the coolers above, I assume the RAM will fit fine. If he decided to add a little RGB will you even be able to see the Trident Z RAM given the size of the coolers?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Everything will fit. I like the part list. And yes, you would see the Trident Z RGB RAM if you decided to go with it instead.
Why 2 SSD drives and 32GB of ram?
Thanks for the replies;
@diy, So there is room for the Noctua D15 and do not need the D15S?
@mark, 2 SSDs: One for OS and applications, other for fast data acquisition.
32GB of RAM as this system is primarily for video editing with Premiere Pro, and some gaming.
You really feel that the Scythe is enough cooling for a 9900K, that might be mildly overclocked? I was under the impression it needed way for cooling, even with a pretty competent case.
The Mugen 5 cools way above its price point IMO. If the 9900K will be stock or modestly overclocked, it's entirely capable. The same can be said for some of the Thermalright coolers (the Macho, for instance, or the 140 True.)
Wow, its that good? Cool (no pun intended)....I'll check out the others...thanks.
Ancillary question: which of these would be the quietest?
The Mugen 5 with a second fan (I.e. the PCGH edition) is inaudible to my ears.