Hey everybody, I'm new to the boards here and it looks like a very informative website. Hope I can contribute here. I am thinking about upgrading my Mobo, RAM and CPU. I play quite a few video games so I'm big into performance. I currently have a Phenom II X4 2.8ghz CPU and am currently cooling it with a CPU fan/heatsink that I love Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler. It keeps my CPU very cool under extremely heavy loads and I am trying to save a little money so I'd rather just keep this, it's an awesome cooler or do I need to buy another cooler, I refuse to use the stock ones that come with the CPU they're garbage, thanks everyone. Also one more question, if the heatsink is to big that I cannot utilize the first memory slot, does it matter what slots I use for the memory. Like can I use slots 2 and 3 and skip using 1?