Hello. I received all my components today and am in the process of building my computer. However, I picked up some GSKILL 16gig ram (4 sticks) and they have rather large heat spreaders - and when I install them all, it comes in contact with the hard drive. Is this going to cause problems? I believe it is just the heat spreader that it is touching (heatspreader touching the metal on the HDD). The case is rather small, and there is no where else for the HDD to go. I'm at a stand still here as I can't find any answer
thats an awfully strange case setup. It really shouldn't hurt anything if there is no pressure. personally I'd return them if possible though. big heatspreaders are just for show and have no place in a small case. and very few people need more than 8 gigs
Assuming you didn't have to force the HDD in there and that its only slightly touching the heatspreaders then the only real concern is vibration from the spinning HDD will be transferred to the ram/motherboard. It's not ideal, but it should work if there aren't any alternatives. If you have a spare 5.25" drive bay, you could use a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter for your HDD which would be the better solution if that is an option.