ASUS P8Z77-V DELUX or Sabertooth Z77... Which CPU HSF solution?

I´m looking to buy a P8Z77-V Deluxe or a Sabertooth Z77 (I havent made up my mind) but I´m concerned about fitting an aftermarket HSF because of space issues, not with my case witch is big enough to house a tall HSF, but with RAM module clearance. I´ve seen pics and most look like a VERY TIGHT fit but not Im sure if the pictures were taken using RAM modules with large heatsinks or low profile ones.

Im planning on using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, but I can only guesstimate how low it will sit on the CPU and not interfere with RAM modules.

What HSF are people using with this MoBo?
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  1. Hellstalker said:
    I´m looking to buy a P8Z77-V Deluxe or a Sabertooth Z77 (I havent made up my mind) but I´m concerned about fitting an aftermarket HSF because of space issues, not with my case witch is big enough to house a tall HSF, but with RAM module clearance. I´ve seen pics and most look like a VERY TIGHT fit but not Im sure if the pictures were taken using RAM modules with large heatsinks or low profile ones.

    Im planning on using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, but I can only guesstimate how low it will sit on the CPU and not interfere with RAM modules.

    What HSF are people using with this MoBo?


    I have a P8Z77-V Pro + a Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo.

    I haven't set up my build yet as i've waiting on IB next weak.

    What type of RAM are you using? I have 16 gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance LOW-PROFILE and I can see, eying the setup, the 212 Evo will definitely fit in facing towards the back... i'm not 100% it will fit pulling air up.
  2. I was thinking Vengance low profile too but Im not buying until I have fair confirmation that it will all fit down there, all the better if I can fit G.Skill Ripjaws with common size heat spreaders.
    I will be f¡tting the 212 evo to face towards the back since I have a 120mm fan there to suck out the air coming from the HSF although orientation is not much of an issue for me, my concern is the RAM modules
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