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November 17, 2010 7:54:01 PM

Hello all,

I am currently in the process of building a new computer. I have most of my parts selected, but I have been told recently that my cpu heatsink/fan of choice is too big for the memory I am looking to get.

Here is what I am looking at:
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-12GBTDD
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler

Will this cooler be too big for my chosen memory? Is there a better cooler that I should use? Should I consider water cooling and would that solve this problem? I have never worked with water cooling before and know nothing about it, but it has interested me.

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a c 239 K Overclocking
November 18, 2010 3:11:01 AM

Your Cooler memory very good!
HSF for your CPU hmmm... use WC corsair H70 / H50
November 18, 2010 3:28:56 AM

henydiah said:
Your Cooler memory very good!
HSF for your CPU hmmm... use WC corsair H70 / H50

That is something I could possibly do, but I don't know anything about water cooling. Can you give me any pointers or link some sites with info? Will the corsair H70 / H50 be all that I need? Will I still need thermal compound?

Sorry about so many questions, but I do like to be informed.
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November 18, 2010 4:18:34 AM

Best answer selected by Abysmal Specter.