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Asus P8Z77-V Le Plus, Cooler Fan and RAM

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May 24, 2013 12:54:49 PM

So I'm looking to build a new rig, seriously considering the Asus P8Z77-V Le Plus, the Intel i7-3770K, and some decent RAM, like the G. Skill Ripjaw X Series.

My concern is whether an after market cooler fan will block one of the RAM slots. Wondering if anyone's got some experience with the subject, and if so, what cooler to consider.
May 24, 2013 1:30:18 PM

People will sometimes let you know in reviews on newegg whether the ram they bought blocks or not their aftermarket cooler. Otherwise, get low profile RAM (it often says in the product name itself) to make sure and it'll fit.
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May 24, 2013 1:30:26 PM

The Ripjaw X series is low enough to fit under pretty much all of the coolers.

If you want something cheap, then get a CM 212 EVO for around $30.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want something more expensive, then get a Noctua NH-D14 for around $80.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 24, 2013 1:34:04 PM

Johnny828 said:
People will sometimes let you know in reviews on newegg whether the ram they bought blocks or not their aftermarket cooler. Otherwise, get low profile RAM to make sure and it'll fit.



Pretty much any ram that doesn't have excessively high heatsinks (like the corsair vengeance series) will fit under the heatsinks (unless you're buying a really low profile heatsink)

But ya. The Ripjaw X series will fit under everything that's not a low profile heatsink.
Source: use them with Evo 212 +
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May 24, 2013 3:46:18 PM

Awesome replies, really happy with the information here and glad to see you both have experience with the P8Z77-V. I found a Nocctua NH-U12P SE2 for cheap and was leaning towards that: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...

You guys confirmed my hopes and I am greatful for the feedback and support, thank you.
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