Just like the title says, I'm not sure which of these two HSFs I should get so I want your help in deciding
My build will consist of the HAF 932 tower so there's plenty of room in there for the huge Megahalems which is actually the HSF that I would prefer to buy as it should run about 5C cooler than the Hyper 212
Also, I don't mind the price difference between the two. Besides, since that Maximum PC article came out praising the 212 and all the websites doubled the price of it, there's only like a $25 difference now anyway. But even so, price doesn't matter so ignore that
But here are my 2 issues that are holding me up:
1) I want to use this RAM from G.Skill which has huge heat spreaders so I don't think the Megahalems will fit since the RAM will be in the way. If it doesn't fit, could I just use this RAM instead since it has no raised spreaders? Is there any performance difference between the two RAMs (besides it having higher voltage and a higher latency?) What do you guys suggest I do here?
2) My mobo will be the GA-X58A-UD3R and there is only one CPU fan header on the board. Does that mean that I can't do a push/pull fan setup on the Megahalems? With only one cpu fan header, how would I go about setting up a push/pull config?
One last thing: Is it required to get a 4-pin splitter since the connector on the mobo is 4-pin? Also, there are several slipstream fans out there, it appears. What size should I get for the HS? 120mm? Also, some say 1200 rpm while others are only 800 (the manufacturer desired range of the Megahalems is 800-1200) so which should I get? Remember, I want to keep noise down as much as possible... could you steer me here one more time?
Final Question: If it turns out the G.Skill 7-8-7-24 RAM with the big tall spreaders I linked above is too tall, which RAM without spreaders would you recommend I choose instead? (Note: I like the CAS 7 and low voltage - 1.5V - of the G.Skill and would like something as close to that as possible)