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.