Hey guys i need to pick the brains of the readers here.
Im in the process of building a new rig. Im using an intel i7 960 chip, asus p6d58xd-e motherboard. Patriot Viper 2 Sector 7 series ram and i was planning on using the noctua NH-D14 for cooling but after seeing the fins on this ram im wondering if there will be a clearance issue?
The NH-D14 is a big cooler that extends over the first RAM slots on most mainboards. The cooler offers sufficient clearance for all standard size memory modules, but you won’t be able to use memory modules higher than 44mm. Corsair Dominator DDR3 modules can be used if the top heatspreader is removed as shown here
You could get the Silver Arrow or Venomous X instead, think the Arrow has better clearance and is as good.
I've just brought the Ven-X black because I think the Noctuas are just so ugly.