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January 23, 2014 2:42:21 PM

Hi there I am wondering if a set of 4G Gskill snipers will fit under my Cooler master 212 evo. I am using a Asus z87-A motherboard and i5 4670k. Thanks

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a c 2177 } Memory
January 23, 2014 2:55:17 PM

Yes - in fact ANY DRAM will fit with your EVO - the fan is height adjustable, just pop it off the cooling fins insert the DRAM then clip the fan on just a hair above the DRAM - Have fully populated Tridents under a EVO on my IB and RJ Xs under another on my SB :) 
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January 23, 2014 2:58:49 PM

According to the specs, the fan will not be tall enough to clear. The fan sits at 37mm over the board where as the sticks are 44mm tall. The two questions you need to ask yourself, are you going to put two fans on the cooler and do you really need 4 sticks of ram. If you mount the fan away from the memory then you will have no problem. If you do not have a memory stick in the first slot on the board then you should be fine.
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January 23, 2014 3:20:42 PM

cmichaels119 said:
According to the specs, the fan will not be tall enough to clear. The fan sits at 37mm over the board where as the sticks are 44mm tall. The two questions you need to ask yourself, are you going to put two fans on the cooler and do you really need 4 sticks of ram. If you mount the fan away from the memory then you will have no problem. If you do not have a memory stick in the first slot on the board then you should be fine.

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Base height, as stated they are adjustable and little to no loss of cooling ability even with tall Tridents, you ought to grab and try one, they are great, have used well over a 100 of these and it's predecessor the Plus) in the last few years
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January 23, 2014 7:00:09 PM

Tradesman1 said:
cmichaels119 said:
According to the specs, the fan will not be tall enough to clear. The fan sits at 37mm over the board where as the sticks are 44mm tall. The two questions you need to ask yourself, are you going to put two fans on the cooler and do you really need 4 sticks of ram. If you mount the fan away from the memory then you will have no problem. If you do not have a memory stick in the first slot on the board then you should be fine.

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Base height, as stated they are adjustable and little to no loss of cooling ability even with tall Tridents, you ought to grab and try one, they are great, have used well over a 100 of these and it's predecessor the Plus) in the last few years


Yea, adjustable by moving the fan up on the sink so you have less air flowing over the fins at the bottom, I understand that. Even though the temps might remain stable, the cooler wouldn't be running at 100% efficiency. Why do all that when you can simply mount the fan on the other side of the tower (as long as they are not using push/pull with two fans).

I am not saying its not a good cooler or with a slightly raised fan it wont be good enough, I am just stating that at its base height and with a stick in the first DDR slot on the board, they might have problems with the fan and the height of the stick. For that I recommend either, not using all four slots which isn't necessary anyway for a standard build or to mount the fan on the other side.
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a c 2177 } Memory
January 23, 2014 7:25:55 PM

Was replying to your statement "the fan will not be tall enough to clear", which came after I pointed out the fan or fans are adjustable, I see this a few times a week, some people have even claimed to have used many EVOs and tell people they HAVE to get low profile. When I see it I correct them
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January 23, 2014 7:35:39 PM

We are agreeing on the point that they can still use this cooler without using a low profile DDR stick. We are just clearly disagreeing with the method about working around the issue lol. My statement holds true with a slight variance, at stock height it will not clear the DDR stick. I just suggested mounting it on another side or doing a standard 2 and 4 configuration with the DDR memory. Adjusting the height on the fan had not crossed my mind because as long as one of my other two questions was true, it wasn't necessary.
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a c 2177 } Memory
January 23, 2014 7:37:15 PM

No worries ;) 
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January 24, 2014 4:53:40 AM

I think it would be easier just lifting the fan a small bit to compensate for the 6 mm what I will need for clearance. Rather than moving the position of the fan. The fan is bound to be better than the stock fan with the fan moved up a slight bit. Thanks for the info.
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a c 2177 } Memory
January 24, 2014 7:56:19 AM

Yep, no problem
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