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July 26, 2012 4:29:56 AM

hey guys, I have a coolermaster hyper 212 evo for my new build, and im planing on getting 16gb of ram (4x4GB). I hear that there is a risk of these 2 components not fitting together on my ASRock z77 e4, so id like to know, if the fan gets in the way of the RAM, will moving the fan to the other side of the heat sink and having it pull from the heat sink and push out the back of the case be as efficient as having it pull from inside the case, then through the heat sink? (thats how it comes)
thanks for any feedback!

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July 26, 2012 4:42:11 AM

you will end up having the back exhaust fan and the CPU fan within an inch or two of each other and neither fan will be pushing air in the same direction.

your best bet would be to set up the cooler so the fan is on the bottom and pushing air up through the top if you run into RAM issue
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July 26, 2012 4:44:16 AM

wait why wouldnt they be pushing air in the same direction? they would both be pushing air out of the back of the case 0.0 even if that is the case though, is it still better to exhaust out the top?
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July 26, 2012 4:45:01 AM

With the Evo, you can just raise the fan up slightly to clear the RAM if that's an issue.
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July 26, 2012 4:46:52 AM

either push or pull configuration is fine, better get a low profile RAM like the LP corsair vengeance if you need the clearance
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July 26, 2012 4:50:41 AM

Just go low profile.
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July 26, 2012 5:05:46 AM

I don't have the cooler you mention, but from what I read, you can pull the air out the back like you want. I don't know what the cost to performance would be though. It seems that you might gain a degree or two, but that is speculation.

I also think that pointing the cooler up will also gain a degree or two as well. This depends on your case, of course, but most cases favor front to back, even with a top exhaust. I accidentally put my cooler facing up once, and decided to try it out. I have a top exhaust and everything. I gained a few degrees compared to front to back.
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July 26, 2012 5:23:40 AM

frenkinstein said:
do you guys think these G.Skill sticks are as good/will fit?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Definitely a lot shorter than the Vengeance, and yes, they're as good.

But yeah, I think they'll fit underneath the fan just fine (MUCH easier than the Vengeance would have).
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July 26, 2012 1:06:49 PM

My sniper is low and works with the evo
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July 26, 2012 1:27:52 PM

okay awesome, takes a load off my mind haha
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July 27, 2012 12:16:20 AM

With the Evo, you can just raise the fan up slightly to clear the RAM if that's an issue.

Exactly ^
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July 27, 2012 12:20:40 AM

Switching the mounting clips to the opposite side of the fan and then installing the fan on the other side of the 212EVO works too, assuming there is enough clearance between the HSF and rear exhaust for that.
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July 27, 2012 12:28:42 AM

I use push pull and on the ram side i leave a hair raised off the module.
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