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Will this CPU fit my mobo with the ram?

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September 12, 2012 1:08:44 AM

Hi guys, I'm new around here and just had a quick question about an addition/replacement for stock heat sink in a new build. This is a full tower so I don't think that would be much of an issue but I was wondering if I would have room on my mobo with 2 sticks of ram.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EWUO22/ref=oh_deta...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007G51UWY/ref=oh_deta...

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1393&ID=20...

Do you guys think the

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VKVZ1A/ref=ox_sc_a...

would fit with two sticks of that RAM in it?

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September 12, 2012 1:21:35 AM

Well I already have the other ram which I recently purchased and I like having 8g sticks so I could go to 32gb in the future if I ever want to. I was just wondering if that cooler would work with what I have if the RAM is on the farthest two slots. I know it's a HUGE cooler and I'm pretty sure the case isn't a problem.
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September 12, 2012 1:23:49 AM

TheamazingV said:
Well I already have the other ram which I recently purchased and I like having 8g sticks so I could go to 32gb in the future if I ever want to. I was just wondering if that cooler would work with what I have if the RAM is on the farthest two slots. I know it's a HUGE cooler and I'm pretty sure the case isn't a problem.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM8lWvr8N84
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September 12, 2012 1:26:50 AM

You never put two sticks on 'furthest two slots'. If you'll look at the mobo specs, the ram always goes in dual channel mode, slots 1,3 and 2,4.
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September 12, 2012 1:45:27 AM

Ah, ok thanks for that heads up. Even though this will be my 2nd build and I've upgraded computers tons of times, I've always used 4 sticks of ram and didn't know that lol. I feel kind of dumb now but it's good to know. So watching that vid, it seems like I should be able to make it work I suppose.
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September 12, 2012 3:12:32 AM

I use the Noctua NH-D14, and went for the low voltage ram (Kingston Genesis). Its also low profile.
I'd suggest you go for Low Profile RAM, it makes it easier to replace/add ram without disturbing the cooler.
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