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Fan that will not block RAM in P8Z68

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November 27, 2011 12:21:37 AM

So I do not want to block my RAM slots with a fan and have read this can be a problem so was looking for some advice.

Mobo:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155

Ram: (has large heat spreaders)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

So is there a fan that will not block the ram slots if you fill up on 4 on that board?


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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2011 12:31:04 AM

Any closed loop liquid cooler from Corsair or Antec will do. And the Antec design exhausts the heat outside the case.
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November 27, 2011 3:30:15 AM

I do not really want to deal with liquid coolers. Is there a fan that works well?
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2011 5:36:24 AM

Common ways to deal with the problem is to install the RAM sticks in the second + fourth slots or to move the CPU cooler fan to the pull position.
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November 27, 2011 6:25:13 AM

well I was thinking about filling up all 4 of the RAM slots, so I could not just do the 2nd and 4th :( 
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2011 3:14:12 AM

The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or EVO is probably the most popular budget CPU cooler around.

If you were to buy either, you could:

1. Move the fan to the 'pull' position, where the fan is mounted between the heatsink and the rear of the case.

2. Or, for your next 8GB of RAM, buy the low profile version of the Corsair Vengeance RAM. These will fill the 1st and 3rd RAM slots.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
November 28, 2011 5:02:47 PM

RedTalonTPF said:
So I do not want to block my RAM slots with a fan and have read this can be a problem so was looking for some advice.

Mobo:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155

Ram: (has large heat spreaders)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

So is there a fan that will not block the ram slots if you fill up on 4 on that board?

I think the CM EVO would be fine.116 x 51 x 159 mm (4.6 x 2.0 x 6.3 in)
The XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 should be compatible too. 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm
They're both 50mm wide cooler = the thinner the width the better for ram/dimm compatability.(dimm overhang).
Otherwise you're looking at expensive $60-80 coolers,like the Archon and Armageddon.
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