Hello all I am looking for a little guidance on finding an aftermarket air cooler for my i5 2500k that will clear my corsair vengeance 4x4gig ram slots in my Asus p8z77-v pro motherboard. I plan on getting into overclocking once I can find a good air cooler that will clear everything in my antec 900 case.
I also have a GeForce gtx 670 and I plan on getting a second one to run sli so I would like to make sure I have room for that.
Any guidance is appreciated as this is my first home built rig and I am by no means an expert.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will fit. I suggest you put the heatsink in first (without the fan). Then attach the fan. And then put in the RAM.
I would love it if the 212 evo would fit as it seems like a great cooler for the price. What about the Noctua NH-C14? I see that you can remove the bottom fan to add additional clearance. Obviously the Noctua is quite a bit more expensive, but lets say I can finally find a ruler somewhere and the 212 evo would not fit, would the Noctua C14 provide enough cooling with the bottom fan removed?