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Hello, this is my first post on these forums(sorry if it's long...I like to be thorough). I'm in the process of replacing my aging system. I purchased the Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 and an i5-2500k. I've been searching for information regarding fan and ram clearance for the Megahalems, but having a tough time finding examples with sandy bridge.

The case is a Silverstone FT02, so the fan will be mounted parallel with the ram slots. It appears that a 25mm fan will just start to cover the second ram slot, and a 38mm fan will cover the second slot completely.

This is the ram I wanted to use(or something similar):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226191

Will I run into clearance issues with this setup? I don't have any ram available to measure, but with a fan mounted to the heatsink, I have approx. 36mm between the bottom of the ram slot and the edge of the fan housing. I've seen mention of removing heat spreaders, but I would really like to avoid that for both warranty and aesthetic reasons.

As far as fan selection goes, I'm looking for something with a quality bearing that can be automatically controlled by the CPU fan header. I checked with Gigabyte's tech support, and they tell me that each fan header will support up to 2.5A. The mobo supports both PWM and Voltage control, so for 3 pin fans, I just need to be sure that it will run ok with less than 12v.

After seeing ehume's article on the well dressed megahalems, I'm very tempted to go with the San Ace 9G1212H1011. The article was great, but it would be impossible to include all of the good available fan options, so if anyone has any other recommendations other than the San Ace, I would really like to hear them.

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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I thought the Megahalems have a 40mm clearance? Anyways, from just looking at some pictures, I believe you just might be able to fit those memory on the motherboard. No guarantees though. I wish I could help you out more but this is something you can always experiment with and if things don't work out, you can always return them. Otherwise you can always go liquid cool. I'd recommend the h50 to anyone. Solves all overheat problems. I wish you the best! good luck!
post #3 of 5
The Mushkin frostbyte heatspreader will fit under the Megahalems. G-Skill Ripjaws also fit under the Megahalems. I used a 38mm San Ace and Panaflo.
post #4 of 5
I have G.Skill Ripjaws under my megahalems, no issues at all in terms of clearance. You can always push the fan up just a touch on the heatsink itself if you need more clearance.
    
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You will have no problems with clearance. These are primitive shots, but those are Ripjaws sticks. I also have Redlines (same size as Blacklines). They are only as high as the middle of the Ripjaws.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming-7 Intel HD4600 Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 8GB Ki... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows 8.1 Home Premium 64-bit Acer K242HL 
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Dell SK-8110 (PS/2) Seasonic X460 Fanless motherboard tray from CM ATCS 840 Logitech MX 1100 
Mouse PadAudio
Dell Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 
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i7 860 Gigabyte GA P55M UD2 ZOTAC/NVidia GTX 650 Ti 2GB 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 CAS9 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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