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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 242 K Overclocking
November 18, 2010 3:11:01 AM

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

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a c 330 K Overclocking
November 18, 2010 12:23:32 PM

I hope you'll read up a little more before buying an H50 or H70. They are OK for people that don't know any better, but are prone to leaking. Those units are not real watercooling...FYI. For what you'd pay for an H70, you'd be better off actually getting into an actual beginner's watercooling kit, the XSPC Rasa. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html
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