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March 29, 2014 9:34:27 PM


I am looking for a CPU heatsink for my ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z board. I have found conflicting information on if the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 or the Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 heatsinks will interfere with the memory slots.

I am using G.Skill Trident X series ram. The sticks of ram have heat spreaders that are removable, but are still not "low profile".

Would the RAM I have interfere with the installation of either of the two above mentioned heatsinks?

Are there any other options?

I am looking for the following in a heatsink:
- Price is not an issue
- No water cooled solutions
- Aesthetics dont matter
- Prefer quieter solutions (hole reason I am undertaking this upgrade)
- must fit ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z with G.Skill Trident X ram

Thanks kindly!

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March 29, 2014 10:05:03 PM

noctua u14s if you dont mind about money. on its own official website you can find its product's compatibility list on mobo and ram
March 30, 2014 5:49:52 PM

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it.

Any idea on if either of the two heat sinks I mentioned would fit?

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March 30, 2014 6:21:49 PM

Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 is kind of similar to noctua u14s so yes it wont interfere your Ram's slot