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CPU cooler question.

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
$80 after rebate
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  1. I think you can rotate the cooler vertically so it will not interfere with the ram.
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    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:
  4. Best answer selected by rob1235.
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