Hi guys, my question is concerning a hyper 212 and a pair of corsair vengences. My parts come in on monday and im wondering if anyone has any experiance with the Gigabyte x79-UD3 mobo and can answer whether or not itll block the first ram slot or not. Also, if I just put it in dual channel mode in the two other slots am I going to lose performance because of it? I read the Gigabyte manual and it say its optimal to put it in a1 and b1 for just dual channel slots, if i put it in a2, b2 would I lose performance?
If you use Vengence LP, there should be no clearance issue on any board.
Since 1.5V DIMMs generate so little heat that it can be spread through the PCB's power/ground planes which makes even the heat-spreader unnecessary except maybe for mechanical protection, there is no reason to risk clearance issues by opting for flashy designs unless you chose fancied-up DIMMs for cosmetic reasons.