if you want to use all four slots buy sticks with low profile heatspreaders. they don't do anything anyway they are just for show.
if this is for gaming there is no point to more than 8GB. 16GB is beyond future proof. 32GB is pretty much wasting money, as unless you have a specific application in mind (e.g. running a bunch of VMs) its just not going to be used.
Thanx for the suggestions, but I'm looking for an air cooler for the MB and memory on my list. At this point I'm not really planning to change any of the specs. I just need a cooler that I know will fit.
No sorrys needed. I think it's just great that people take the time to offer their knowledge and experience to new builders like me. I've learned a great many things over the past couple of weeks because of people like you. So really, thank you.
I do have to say though that I've had plenty of discussions about the components I've selected and those discussions have been concluded, so I won't be changing memory. I just need the cooler.
And I've been looking at the EVO almost since the beginning. The problem is that no matter what I read or what videos I see, the thing just looks too big and won't fit in my setup. And I'm not really willing to buy it just in the hopes it will fit and then have to send it back. Shame too because it's often mentioned as a very good cooler.
Any other thoughts?
June 23, 2012 5:38:24 AM
i am sorry i really don't know an air solution that is high enough to go over those ram sticks. someone may come along . .
now those DIMMs do look close but if you turn the heatsink 90 degrees clockwise and have the fan blowing up since you have a top exhaust fan.