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Noctua D14 compatibility - 1st Build


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redcell1984

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Hello,

This will be my first build. I have limited knowledge of computers and so a bit nervous of encountering problems. Primarily to be used for Adobe CS 6 Master Collection, specifically Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Will also use for browsing and watching dvds.

1. Can anyone tell me for certain if the Noctua D14 will allow enough space for the RAM or will I need low profile RAM?

2. Am I likely to need any cable or extensions that won't be supplied with parts to connect everything?

3. Lastly, sorry for the very basic question but what kind of connection will I need to use to connect to my chosen monitor?

If anyone has any other advice that would be greatly appreciated.

Fractal Design Define XL R2
Asus Sabertooth Z77
Intel Core i7 3770K, 3.50GHz, 8Mb Cache
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional w/SP1 64bit
Noctua D14
Corsair 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 Vengeance
Asus Nividia GeForce GTX 650
Intel 2.5 inch 520 Series Solid State Drive 120GB
1TB Western Digital WD1002FAEX SATA3 6Gbps 7200RPM 64MB Cache
1TB Western Digital WD1002FAEX SATA3 6Gbps 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive
Seasonic X-560 560 Watt

Dell Ultrasharp U2711
Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard
Logitech MX Performance Mouse
Duronic SF10B - FLAT MODEL 10 Way Surge Protected Extension Lead - 2 Metre
Wireless Express Adaptor
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iammykyl

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Gday redcell1984, Posted Image
Wouled like to give more input but have limited time today.
Noctua compatibility list found on the following page, > http://www.noctua.at...=support&lng=en
Info that may be helpful,
> http://forums.adobe....662972?tstart=0
> http://www.studio1pr...s/PhotoShop.htm
Interesting to see results from different configurations, > http://ppbm5.com/DB-PPBM5-2.php
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Thanks for the links they were very helpful and interesting!
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2. Am I likely to need any cable or extensions that won't be supplied with parts to connect everything?

The PSU comes with all the cables needed. The case has all cables needed but, you must check that Stand Offs, (to mount the Mobo on the Mobo mounting plate) are included,
Usually only two SATA cables are supplied in the Motherboard box, just enough to connect one HDD and one Optical Drive. you need to purchase extra ones for additional drives you purchase as they are normally OEM parts and come "bare" no cables and in the case of Optical drives, no software either.

3. Lastly, sorry for the very basic question but what kind of connection will I need to use to connect to my chosen monitor?

With video cards you are lucky to get more than the basic, one DVI to DVI + one D sub converter. Depending on the imputs of your monitor you may want to purchase, a HDMI and/or a Display Port cable. If you are setting uyp multi monitor displays, late us know.

Have you given any more thought for your build?

A few point.
You could use G.Skill Aires series RAM > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231559
Although a SSD will load the system fast, it will not do much for your applications, I would stay with a spinner for the greater capacity.
The Sabertooth is really a top end gamer board, I would go for something less expensive and put the money into a GTX 670 as the 650 is not up to the job.
The PSU it top quality, needs to be calculated again when all other parts are decided upon.

Not being rude, How did you arrive at selecting the Dell Monitor?
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Thanks for getting back to me. I've been chopping and changing my mind and so not 100% sure which parts I'll finally go for. Think I may go for a better video card as you suggest. I decided on the Dell as it seemed to fit my criteria. Was looking for a 27" monitor as the extra space would make working easier. It's also non-reflective and has received good reviews all round from what I've seen. Do you think this is a bad choice?
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hello redcell,
this is my first post. I will be building my first computer, trying to choose components and my uses are very close to yours (primarily photoshop, dreamweaver, indesign and some premiere. So i am very interested in how you progress. Right now i am tearing one of my old computers apart and trying to put it back together again...i think i shorted something out...the power goes on and the cpu fans go one....but after about a second the cpu fans stop...no beeps from the motherboard...not sure if i should add my build questions here....or start a new thread....this is one of the links that i was looking at that you might be interested in:
http://www.zdnet.com...op-cs6-pc/19985
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Gday DonB0130 Posted Image

Please start your own topic in this Forum. This will stop things getting muddled and we will be able to give advise specific to you. Do please follow along here to get ideas and post anything pertaining to redcell1984's questions.


Thank You.
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Was looking for a 27" monitor as the extra space would make working easier. It's also non-reflective and has received good reviews all round from what I've seen. Do you think this is a bad choice?


No, I do not think the monitor is a bad choice, seems very good from the reviews from Pro and user reviews. Going for a larger screen will give a larger image, more space, but your spreading the pixels over a larger area. You are seeing the same image, just bigger except when it comes to aspect ratio. The Dell 27 inch is actually 16.9 where as the Dell 24 inch is 16.10, more image shows. Many photo/video editors have a work screen and a second smaller screen for there tool/browsing/word processing.

It is not hard to configure a computer build but so many put little or no thought into what they actually see as the end result, I think it wise of you to put the effort into researching the monitor. It is not my intention to persuade you to change your mind, just giving some more information.

http://www.bit-tech....r-aspect-ratio/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2922/2
http://www.tftcentra.../dell_u2410.htm
http://www.tftcentra.../dell_u2711.htm

Do you shoot RAW images. Do you use/require 10 bit colour? can you printer use 10 bit or do you send out to a Lab?
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