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Hey everyone. This is going to be my first build and a bit newervous before ordering all the components. Im having a little issue with the mobo P8Z68 Deluxe and cooler master v8 not sure if it will fit together. A lot of people say that the V8 is huge and that some cant use the 1st ram slot.

Has anyone tested these 2 and know if the v8 cooler blocks the 1st ram slot? If it does/ or doesn't, will definitely take yor suggestions what to replace the v8 with.

BTW here are the rest of the parts im planning on ordering:

VIDEO: ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Motherboard: P8Z68 Deluxe
SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC
Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED
Case: HAF 932
PSU: COUGAR CMX 700 COUGAR-700CMX 700W ATX12V
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

Not really a gamer but do like latest technology and want to slightly future proof myself.


Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
post #2 of 14
According to my calculation, the V8 will shadow the 1st RAM slot. See the red rectangle in pic 1 below.
However, it will not have conflict with your chosen memory (ie G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB DDR3 1866) which is 42mm tall. See pic 2 below for a simulation.

Other comments to your rig:-
1) The V8 is certainly capable of cooling an i7-2600K at 3.4GHz. Its strength is its look (objective factor) and its quietness. I have used it myself to cool an i7 965. However, it is not easy to change fan and its cost-to-performance ratio is lower than many competitors. So, if other coolers are available, I suggest a reconsideration here, eg Corsair A70, Corsair H50/H60)

2) Zotac GTX 550 Ti AMP is a good card at US$135 (Newegg price). Even though you are not a gamer, I do suggest something with higher performance and lower cost:- (see chart below)

a. Galaxy GTX465 at $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162052

b. Zotac GTX460 AMP at $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500202

Last but not least, welcome to OCN!
Edited by windfire - 7/22/11 at 11:48pm
post #3 of 14
Most of it is explained above, it's just one more thing, why do you choose to go with a deluxe board when you're only planning on using a single card? I don't know if you'll be doing any overclocking but going with the pro instead will at least save a few bucks.
post #4 of 14
If you want a good air cooler that doesn't block your RAM slots look at the Thermalright Archon.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your advice, definitely getting the suggested video card (GTX460). Still deciding on cooler though since the v8 is very quite, nice but bigggg. A70 looks so simple but I guess looks should not be that important, is it much louder? The H60 is pretty frightening considering it has water but im sure its safe, the thing is that the dBA seems much higher then the V8 as well (btw, why is H50 more expensive then H60). The Thermalright Archon looks simple enough but more expensive then the H series but same noise lvl as the v8... oh but it does not show if its compatible with 1155...


Oh.. any suggestions of what do after building the machine. I mean regarding the stress tests/ burn in process and what are some software to use for that.

Thanks again!
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Oh.. any suggestions of what do after building the machine. I mean regarding the stress tests/ burn in process and what are some software to use for that.

Thanks again!
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post #7 of 14
If you go to thermalright's website here, navigate to the support tab and download "Archon MCL 0613.pdf" you'll see that there's a long list of support 1155 boards including your board.


If you're just looking at the specs, Coolermaster lies about fan noise not just on their CPU coolers but also for their case fans. The TY-140 fan is significantly quieter.
post #8 of 14
just because it looks simple does not mean that it is ineffective at cooling, i would suggest the h50/h60 or h80 if you have the money, but it is highly effective and will not cover any ram slots
   
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post #9 of 14
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May end up going with the A70 (only $20 now). The only thing is its dimensions are even bigger then the V8 and will most likely block at least the first slot of ram.. Can anyone confirm this? Does it matter which way to install it (fans to ram or fans up and down)?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by hardcook;14373001 
May end up going with the A70 (only $20 now). The only thing is its dimensions are even bigger then the V8 and will most likely block at least the first slot of ram.. Can anyone confirm this? Does it matter which way to install it (fans to ram or fans up and down)?

Thanks!

According to my calculation, A70's push fan will shadow the 1st ram slot and its fan edge will right on edge of the 2nd slot. See the green rectangles in pic 1.
Pics 2 (with the Pro, not Deluxe), 3 and 4 (all taken from Corsair forum) confirm my estimate.

I think it was mentioned in the Corsair forum that the clearance underneath the fan is about 35mm while my calculation shows 40mm. Either way, this means you cannot use the 1st ram slot for your 42mm tall G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series. For the 2nd slot, you still need to do some fiddling as the edge of the fan might touch the ram heat spreader just a little bit.
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