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October 11, 2012 3:03:06 PM

Hello,

Looking at replacing the MOBO, RAM and CPU on my system. Will be going i5 3570K, not 100% sure on motherboard yet. From what I understand, if I will be attaching something other than the stock fan to the CPU, I should try and get low profile RAM to make sure it fits under the heatsink / CPU cooler. However, when I look at the best rated RAM on Newegg, it's all either Ripjaws or Vengence memory, and they look (especially the Vengence) like they may not fit under my heatsink (I have a Sycthe 2 CPU cooler). Can anyone recommend a good low profile RAM, or confirm if Ripjaws / Vengence memory will fit easily under most CPU coolers?

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October 11, 2012 3:29:26 PM

They make low profile Vengence modules and G.SKILL has Ares modules that are low profile.
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October 11, 2012 3:34:10 PM

Ex malmental from toms told me i should get rid of my ram as well because 1.65v for 1600mhz rated ram is too much and that i should get 1.50v ram. So i looked and most ram that's worth it is too expensive or has a tall heatsink... But the kicker is even tall heatsink ram fits under a noctua nhd14 which used to be the highest end air cooler on the planet
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October 11, 2012 3:38:13 PM

This Samsung RAM is very good and very low profile.
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October 11, 2012 3:54:15 PM

yea but I prefer my ram to have heatsinks on them
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October 11, 2012 4:18:20 PM

Which cpu cooler? Scythe is the company, 2 is not a model. Mugen 2? Ninja 2? Shuriken 2? Kabuto 2? Even a big cooler like the mugen can just slide the fan up.
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October 11, 2012 4:47:08 PM

If it fits that gskill kit then you can manage a kit of patriot viper extreme
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October 11, 2012 6:20:05 PM

All the viper extreme I saw are 1.65v, so I would say no.
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October 11, 2012 6:56:07 PM

well then... idk what would be a affordable kit to get because If it were I'd want a decent priced kit so if i wanted to get another 8Gb kit i would have 16gb down the road and didn't pay 150$ for it
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October 12, 2012 1:32:42 AM

Best answer selected by hubbs_67.
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October 12, 2012 1:32:50 AM

Got my MOBO fixed, just had to take out the battery to reset it then update the BIOS, so holding out until Haswell (as long as my system holds together until then)

Thanks for the input!
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