[SOLVED] How's this Partial-Build Look? (Upgrade for better VR.)

Rapajez

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Been out of the game for a while. Right now I have the system outlined in my signature, with an Oculus Rift.

Thinking it's time to finally update CPU/MOBO/MEM. Mostly with an eye toward improving VR framerates/quality. Don't want to break the bank.

Should I just save up for a newer GPU instead?

Does an M.2 Drive help loading times in game? (Coming from a pretty good SATA SSD.)

Can I re-use my Noctua NH-D14?

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kWwwpG
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kWwwpG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($261.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($202.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $639.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-22 14:42 EST-0500

Any advice appreciated!
 

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At that price the H7 is not a value.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($261.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U9S 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.19 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($202.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $627.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-22 14:57 EST-0500
 
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Rapajez

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Thanks!

Not to limit this discussion to CPU Cooler, but I'd be willing to pay more for a quieter and easier-to-install Cooler. Reviews pointed me to that H7. Does the Noctua have the same low dBs? Is there a quieter fan you'd recommend? Tired of hearing my current model squealing. :)
 

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