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Question about a Memory and CPU cooler (and a mobo?)

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June 17, 2012 10:04:01 PM

I've recently bought an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO motherboard and now i have to go and purchase some memory sticks for it and i have already got a heatsink for the cpu (i5 3570k)

I was considering 2x4GB of corsair vengeance (high profile) and i have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 that has been dug up from my previous system. I am not going to be overclocking the cpu anytime soon so no worries about the cooler being bad.

So I was wondering if any of you is aware of any incompability of those components with high profile ram. Otherwise I might just get some the low profile version of that memory kit.
Also if i was to purchase a H100 or H80, would there be another incompatibility with high profile memory module?

Thanks in advanced.
P.S.- I was not entirely sure whether to put this thread to Overclocking-Heatsinks and Air cooling/Water cooling or to Motherboard & Memory-Memory.
June 17, 2012 10:39:23 PM

You could always do a dry fit of the components, like place the heatsink on top of the CPU chip without thermal paste to check for clearance.
June 18, 2012 12:30:53 AM

I have not bought the memory sticks yet, and that's why im here asking if it would all fi in cause once i've bought it, i dont really think i could return it
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June 18, 2012 12:36:19 AM

Why not get a low profile?

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

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June 18, 2012 12:37:11 AM

H100 would be great choice, allowing nice OC : )
June 18, 2012 1:50:07 PM

nikorr said:
Why not get a low profile?

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-233-186-TS?$S300W$


Why not the low profile? Because come on, look at the aesthetics design of that full profile one. Just looks beast, dont even get me started on the red version :D 
And what is XMP profile?


bigcyco1 said:
Take your pick RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for your reply, i think i will stick to Corsair as i've had good past experience with them before.

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June 18, 2012 2:17:59 PM

wrenaudrey said:
Why not the low profile? Because come on, look at the aesthetics design of that full profile one. Just looks beast, dont even get me started on the red version :D 
And what is XMP profile?




Thanks for your reply, i think i will stick to Corsair as i've had good past experience with them before.
No problem... totally understandable and your welcome! :) 
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