Now I specifically want to put the blue version of either the Corsair Vengeance, or the G. Skill Ripjaws on the board and would like to be able to put all four sticks on the board with this cooler. Now, I’m pretty sure I saw some with this build on Youtube, that showed the Vengeance fitting in next to this cooler with space, however, I’m hoping that someone who has this setup can attest that one of these sets of RAM can fit on this motherboard without touching. I know worst case scenario I go with just 2 sticks, or three depending on the set, but I would like to go with a 4x4 set up.
Thanks in advance.
Wow, I'm kinda surprised there hasn't been a single person send an answer to this. From everything I've read it's a popular mobo, popular after market heat sink and popular ram, I figured someone was running the set up.
I'm a first time builder as well. I used the MSI Z77 GD65 board initially; I am buying the ASUS Z77 VPRO as a replacement.
I am using the same heatsink and fan, with Vengeance RAM. On the MSI board, the fan touched the heat spreader on the nearest RAM Stick. A larger heatsink and fan unit would not work on the MSI Board.
I have talked to friends with the ASUS, and I expect that the height of the heat spreaders on my RAM may still touch the fan on the heat sink. I could have (maybe should have) gone to a lower profile RAM stick, but I picked these because the 8GB are 9-9-9-24 vs 10-10-10-27.
Hope that helps a little, even if I didnt answer you exactly.
Yeah I ended up going with the stock heat-sink for now. The build is complete and running wonderfully. I ended up going:
I-5 - 3570K
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Partiot Viper 3 RAM - 2x4GBS
I have yet to add a nice video card but have been playing SWTOR on low settings using the onboard graphics and the temps have been solid so far. I may wait until after i buy a GPU to add the EVO because I'll want to make sure there is clearance for the GPU as well as the ram.