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Will Phanteks PH-TC14PE fit with my RAM?

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November 9, 2013 5:18:47 AM

I have a 4770k, and obviously it produces ALOT of heat, s I plan to upgrade form the worthless stock cooler, to this the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. I know it'll fit into my case, the Thermaltake mid tower GTS 10. But I'm wondering if my "high profile" ram from corsair vengeance the one with the heatsinks will be a problem. I have 2x4GB sticks.

I have a Asus z87-A motherboard if that helps. and my hd 7850 is just directly below.

Please look at the two photo's linked for my setup, just to give you a better understanding! (Can't seem to post images even after confirming account, so links will have to do...btw sos for low quality)
http://i41.tinypic.com/25so22c.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/wsss43.jpg

Thank you!
November 9, 2013 5:30:52 AM

Ugh high profile ram is nasty bussiness with big air coolers and heatsinks, I don't think it will fit. But I am not sure. I don't exactly know the dimensions on the top of my head. Maybe opt for a closed look liquid cooler if it doesn't fit? or get low profile ram.
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November 9, 2013 5:35:53 AM

Zuul said:
Ugh high profile ram is nasty bussiness with big air coolers and heatsinks, I don't think it will fit. or get low profile ram.


In all honesty I really don't want to opt in £80 for 2x4GB low profile rams. Really don't... Any other ideas?
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November 9, 2013 5:44:37 AM

opt for a cheaper closed loop liquid cooler?
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November 9, 2013 6:21:33 AM

Zuul said:
opt for a cheaper closed loop liquid cooler?


Don't want to risk liquid cooling. Is the problem that the fan will be blocked by the RAM stick, or is it the heatsink itself?

If it's the fan, can't i move the ram stick to another slot or move the fan to the other side? or will the heatsink cover all ram slots?
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November 9, 2013 6:25:11 AM

it's closed loop though meaning you never have to change the reservoir and the tubing has no way of breaking free and leaking, it's completely prebuild by the companies producing them, check out corsairs hydro series.
and I rly can't tell what will be blocking it but reading on previous user experience with vengeance high profile ram and phanteks air coolers its a nono.
personally I got a h80i a while ago and it took me like 5 minutes to install it. 100% cpu load I get temps around 50 degrees Celsius using an i7-2600K it was 89 euros though ..
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November 9, 2013 6:42:51 AM

Zuul said:
it's closed loop though meaning you never have to change the reservoir and the tubing has no way of breaking free and leaking, it's completely prebuild by the companies producing them, check out corsairs hydro series.
and I rly can't tell what will be blocking it but reading on previous user experience with vengeance high profile ram and phanteks air coolers its a nono.
personally I got a h80i a while ago and it took me like 5 minutes to install it. 100% cpu load I get temps around 50 degrees Celsius using an i7-2600K it was 89 euros though ..


Meaning it will never leak no matter what (other than intentionally cutting it etc.?) Also, could I remove the headspreaders on my corsair vengeance ram? is that safe/possible?
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November 9, 2013 6:44:37 AM

It depends which type, but I doubt u can remove them. and yeah closed loop will never leak it's just not possible.
they are plug and play basically. its a good option to consider if you want to keep using high profile ram, make sure you have clearance for a radiator though
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November 9, 2013 6:57:35 AM

I don't think it will fit. But I am not sure.
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November 9, 2013 7:06:37 AM

Anyone who currently own this Phantek cpu cooler? or even better closer to my specs? Just want to know if your cpu fan touches the ram or is even close to it...

I may consider having the closed loop, but really prefer this Phantek air cooler
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November 9, 2013 7:20:22 AM

Not sure if this helps or anything, but:

Heatsink Dimensions without Fan
134 x 140 x 160mm (LxWxH)
Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fans
159 x 140 x 171mm (LxWxH)

I measured from the end of my MB to the 2nd slot (first ram stick) is and the distance is about 17cm (170mm). This is less than the length of what they stated (140mm). I know the heatsink doesn't start from the end and instead above the cpu (near enough the middle) but any thoughts?
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November 9, 2013 7:35:24 AM

Also
http://phanteks.com/PH-TC14PE.html
It says the fan can be compeltely removed on the RAM side, can i move this over to the end of the pc side. Or yet it says you can move the fan upwards for better RAM capability. Please confirm?
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November 9, 2013 7:39:06 AM

when the fan is removed I can see it being possible it will be really tight though I honnestly can't tell
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November 22, 2013 5:30:48 AM

Okay, sorry for the delayed answer. But, with the heatsink in it only blocks the first slot of RAM, meaning that both my corsair vengeance sticks are unaffected. However this is not the case when applying the fan on the right. I only have 1 fan in the middle at the moment, but other than that it works great!
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November 22, 2013 1:14:41 PM

ok that's good but when you are adding more ram and filling all the slots you will have to look for another cooling solution
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