I am wondering if the Hyper 212 Evo will fit in my build. Specs:
Rosewill Future Gaming Case
ASRock Z75 Pro 3 Mobo
i5 - 3570k
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2x4g (Not low profile, this is what I am worrying about)
Thanks a lot!
The Corsair Vengeance ram sticks have a high heat spreader so it may interfere with the fan on the EVO. You can put the fan on the other side and have it pulling the air through the fins or you can rotate the heat sink so that it's blowing towards the top of the case. I also heard someone say that the hyper 212 EVO has a fan adjustment that allows for the fan to be raised up a bit to clear the ram sticks.
You can also get the Low profile ram sticks with the same settings, the Vengeance , Dominator and Low profile models are all just describing the heat spreader and they all have the same settings.
If you put another fan on the 212, it will definitely protrude into the space for the first if not maybe second ram slot. I have a similar setup and went with GSkill Ares to keep low profile with the ram. It still has a heat spreader, but not one that protrudes upward at all, it would fit anywhere. If you only have 1 fan on the 212 and put it in pull only (other side of socket from ram), then your vengeance isn't a problem. You maybe be able to get by with 2 fans if your board wants you to use memory slots 2 and 4, but then you limit your ability to expand, which defeats the purpose of the extra slots.
yes, you are correct, you can adjust the height of the fan on the hyper 212. all you have to do is slide the fan up (it should be held on by some clips) the heatsink until you get the ram cleared. but you might have some issues if your case doesnt have enough room or if there is something in the way of the heatsink.
but i think its best to do what inzone said. the put the fan in the back so it pulls air through the heatsink instead.
Oh and BTW, I think I can live with 8gigs of RAM for now, as it is enough for 95% of the stuff I do, if not more than enough. I still have a few questions though. Is it as effective if I place it vertically? Is two fans worth the cooling I get? Will if fit in my case?