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Will Phanteks Cooler clear these Gskill memory sticks?

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May 3, 2014 8:23:11 AM

I have following set up. Before I get the cooler, I am trying to learn if it will clear the height of my memory sticks (already on the way).

This is my set up:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL

    ?? PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE 5x?8mm Dual Heat-Pipes Dual 140mm ?? (If it will clear)

    Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ LGA 1150

    Asus ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard Z87-DELUXE/QUAD

    Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case

If that cooler will not clear my memory, which one is good air cooler that will? They don't put installed height specs anywhere on the description or am I missing it? And if Gskills does include that info, then wondering if Phanteks tells you how much clearance you need? Trial and error is not a very good way to try to build a system.
Edit - someone on Amazon told me this cooler may not line up with my case and that I should find 200mm fan cooler. First I've heard this.
Back to searching....

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a c 138 } Memory
May 3, 2014 4:42:09 PM

The RAM does not fit with that cooler, because the RAM X Series height =40mm ( FAQ section ) and the space under the fan is only 32.92mm ( FAQ section ).

So you can 1) get the low profile RAM (1600Mhz is better) with PH-TC14PE. or get the Noctua NH-D14 and the 1600MHz RAM

Here is the review for PH-TC14PE and the Noctua NH-D14 ( it is very good too)

Noctua NH-D14

Add I forget the case, the case can fit the cooler. CPU cooler height limitation: 180mm VGA length limitation: 330mm