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Will the G.SKILL RipJaws X memory cause me install problems (too tall?

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April 24, 2011 6:03:37 AM

Ok, total PC newb here... I was all set to buy this memory:

It's a pretty good deal for me, after tax and the discount code, it's basically $83 shipped.

I was reading the reviews on newegg, and this one guy mentioned something that caused me to be concerned. He said that because of how tall this memory is, it could give you some serious install problems if your aftermarket CPU Cooler is huge. Well, it just so happens that I got a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler, which is absolutely huge. The guy doesn't mention specifically what CPU Cooler he's using, so I'm not sure if he's using the Hyper 212+, and I have no idea what motherboard he's using. I'm not sure if the case factors in as well. Here are the parts that I'm considering:

CASE = Haf 912 or Antec 300 (haven't bought yet)
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 - regular version, not Pro or Deluxe and not LE version
CPU = i5 2500k
CPU Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Memory = G.SKILL RipJaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (haven't bought yet)
GPU = GTX 460 1 gig - not sure which brand/version (haven't bought yet)
HDD = Samsung SpinPoint F3 1 TB Internal HDD
PSU - Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus - or something equivalent (haven't bought yet)

I'd just hate to get that memory, and then find out that I can't fit them on my motherboard because of how huge the Hyper 212+ is.

Here is a link to the specific version of Asus P3P67 that I got:

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April 24, 2011 6:23:13 AM

Will fit fine. May have to put the fan just a tiny bit higher.
April 24, 2011 6:26:59 AM

You can also slide the RAM to slots A2 and B2.

So, yeah, you're good.
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April 24, 2011 8:01:01 AM

You should have the memory in A2/B2 anyway. Some boards won't boot if you put the memory in the first and third slot.

And no, you won't have trouble with the 212 Plus. It's not actually all that big -- other "big air" heatsinks are much larger.
April 24, 2011 5:33:55 PM

Best answer selected by LarryJones1.
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April 24, 2011 8:54:06 PM

For the same money HSF go with the Scythe SCMG-2100. Cools better -5C~-8C vs 212+.