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January 25, 2012 2:10:10 AM

Is this the best cpu heat sink fan I can get for under $40? If yes, will it interfere with my ram's heat spreader? If yes, what is some good 1600 ram without heat spreaders.

Thanks in advance!

Intel Core i5-2500K


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ [...] 6835103099

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$130 (shipping included)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$230 after rebate

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [...] 6820233191
$150 After Rebate

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B – OEM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80
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January 25, 2012 2:14:40 AM

I think you can rotate the cooler vertically so it will not interfere with the ram.
January 25, 2012 2:34:24 AM

it will not interfere with reasonable ram. that ram would fit under the fan but you would have to raise the fan a lot more then lower profile ram.
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January 25, 2012 10:04:31 AM

For $40 the CM Hyper 212 Evo is tough to beat. Because it only has a fan on one side, it gives you slightly more room to play with RAM heat spreaders...

You could get the low profile version of the same RAM to be safe:

I think its a better choice anyhow, and the same price.

Never know what you might want to do down the track with CPU cooling.

Other low profile RAM, slightly cheaper but still good:
January 25, 2012 2:14:52 PM

Best answer selected by rob1235.
January 25, 2012 3:33:09 PM

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