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Recommended fan heatsink for the asus rampage 4 extreme

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January 26, 2012 8:25:09 PM

Hi guys,
I am running an Asus Rampage 4 Extreme
Asus Ares VGA
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 8X8Gig
Intel Core I7-3960X Extreme Six Core CPU
I have a problem with which Fan/Heatsink to put on this system. I bought a Zalman CNPS12X which did not fit. Water cooling is out of the question since I fried a Asus Formula with a non conductive coolant. I do not want to fry my Asus Ares video cards.
Thanks for your help
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January 27, 2012 3:26:49 AM

What case do you have?
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January 28, 2012 10:30:15 PM

crustycritter said:
Hi guys,
I am running an Asus Rampage 4 Extreme
Asus Ares VGA
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 8X8Gig
Intel Core I7-3960X Extreme Six Core CPU
I have a problem with which Fan/Heatsink to put on this system. I bought a Zalman CNPS12X which did not fit. Water cooling is out of the question since I fried a Asus Formula with a non conductive coolant. I do not want to fry my Asus Ares video cards.
Thanks for your help

Cooler Master Haf X
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January 29, 2012 12:02:12 AM

What was the compatibilty issue the mobo/ram or both?
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January 29, 2012 3:46:35 AM

The CPU heat sink and fans will not clear the memory sticks on both sides of the CPU even with the heat sinks taken off of the top of the ram sticks.
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January 29, 2012 12:37:18 PM

crustycritter said:
The CPU heat sink and fans will not clear the memory sticks on both sides of the CPU even with the heat sinks taken off of the top of the ram sticks.

You'll have to find a slim cooler width wise.
My recommendation is the Thermalright Archon or Prolimatech Armageddon.
You also might need 2011 adapter kits for either.
Thermalright Archon Rev A.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14587/cpu-tri-86/Ther...
Thermalright LGA 2011 Mounting Screw Set = i'd phone and ask if you need this or not.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14586/cpu-tri-85/Ther...
Prolimatech ARMEGEDDON
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
Prolimatech LGA 2011 Mounting Kit
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
You could also check out the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14469/cpu-noc-22/Noct...
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&pr...
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_ge...
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