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Need RAM that will fit with Noctua NH-D14

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September 24, 2013 5:57:59 PM

Hey guys,

Finally have my build pretty much settled, I'm just trying to find a decent set of RAM that will fit under the Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler. I'm looking for 16GB (2x8) and would like solid performing memory. Originally I had Mushkin Redline 1600 2x8GB, but need to know if that would fit and even then, im open to suggestions.

CPU: 4670k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While I have a thread open, I also wanted to ask how far I can get overclocking the 4670k with the Noctua NH-D14? I definitely prefer a quiet machine and that is why I elected to go with the Noctua air cooler rather than a closed loop cpu cooler. Does it perform well enough to get decent overclocks?

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September 24, 2013 6:13:06 PM

Clearance is a non-issue.
You can move the fan so it sits higher but I recommend you do that BEFORE you install the heatsink.

You may also have issues with FAN CONTROL as those fans are Voltage so any CPU_FAN output that only controls PWM fans won't work.

I solved my issue by trying one of the case fan controllers and everything works fine now. Pick whichever one has a sensor closest to the CPU.
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September 24, 2013 6:35:27 PM



Even ones with small fins will be fine. Or go for ones without them to be safe.
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September 24, 2013 6:42:41 PM

They only put heat spreaders on DDR3 for show anyway. 1.5v RAM runs very cool. You might actually need them with the very high end DDR3 3000 kits.
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