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Will the Noctua NH-D14 fit in the Asrock Extreme4 Z77?

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September 13, 2012 12:29:22 PM

I'm getting a Noctua NH-D14 for my new build and the mobo's going to be an Asrock Extreme4 Z77. Because the cooler is huge, I'm not sure if it'll fit in the motherboard and NOT block the RAM at the same time. Thanks in advance :) 

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a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2012 1:32:38 PM

it will block the first ram slot, but you can either move the ram over 1 place, or buy low profile sticks to fit under the fan :) 
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September 13, 2012 11:51:16 PM

I have one installed on mine- it fits, but the edge of the NH-D14 ends up very close to the top PCI-e slot. I ended up putting my video card in Slot #2 because of that .. I used the G-skill rams that easily fitted...

Cheers!
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a b K Overclocking
September 13, 2012 11:55:35 PM

different MOBO but shows what will happen
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a c 248 K Overclocking
September 14, 2012 12:05:49 PM

vinsonc11 said:
I'm getting a Noctua NH-D14 for my new build and the mobo's going to be an Asrock Extreme4 Z77. Because the cooler is huge, I'm not sure if it'll fit in the motherboard and NOT block the RAM at the same time. Thanks in advance :) 


You have 3 options:

#1, You can can raise the mounting height of the 120mm fan to clear the memory modules.

#2, Reverse the mounting clips on the 120mm fan and move it to the rear as a pull setup instead of push.

#3, The ASRock motherboard has no problem running the outer memory slots, if you only have 2 matched modules you can use the 2 outer slots.


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September 14, 2012 12:19:45 PM

I have the z77 and the noctua and run 4 corsair xms memory dimms, which do not have the unessesary huge heat spreaders, and its fine. Also does not block pcie slot 1 at all for me with a gtx680.
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September 14, 2012 3:51:27 PM

Another thing and imo you should look out more importantly is if your casing can support the Noctua's height, as alot of cases have insufficient height limitations.
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September 21, 2012 5:46:03 AM

Best answer selected by vinsonc11.
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a c 248 K Overclocking
September 22, 2012 8:40:24 PM

@vinsonc11

Thanks for the BA!
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