I apologize if this question has been answered already, but I wanted to triple check before purchasing.
I have a CoolerMaster Centurion 5 case and a Gigabyte EP45 DS3L motherboard and wanted to make sure that if I purchased a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cooler it would fit both in my case and would also not have any clearance issues with the motherboard via the northbridge. I doubt the RAM would get in the way, but I have 4 sets of 2 gig OCZ Reaper X sets.
Thank you in advance, again I apologize if this has already been answered, I just wanted to be sure.
When applying thermal paste with the Xigmatek cooler, apply a thin layer across the CPU IHS (top) or across the whole base of the heatsink. The paste won't spread properly through contact because of the gaps between the heatpipes and the base.