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  • 93% (15)
    Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
  • 6% (1)
    ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone, I am building my first computer soon and am not sure which heat sink to get. It is either between:
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
or
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B

If I go with the Megahalems, then I will have to get low profile ram because I will use two scythe fans on push pull. Is this ram any good ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB? Or will I be able to use G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB?
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post #2 of 18
lol megahalem.

zalman is not even in the same league
     
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post #3 of 18
Agreed, the Megahalems would be the better choice of the 2. The Zalman for that price isn't even close to worth that IMO.

I don't really hear anything bad about AData, but G-Skill is recommended more often.
post #4 of 18
The megahalem, and the rip jaws is better, has better timings
Edit: didn't notice your building an intel build, If this is still correct, on ram Intel-Higher clocks
Amd-Tighter timings
Edited by Oozypunk - 8/1/11 at 12:26am
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oozypunk View Post
The megahalem, and the rip jaws is better, has better timings
will the rip jaws bump against my fan with the megahalems?
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post #6 of 18
It will be close & also depends if your megahalems comes with the new type clips.

Here's a pic of my black series on a maximus extreme-z with ripjaws.




Edited by Rapid7 - 8/1/11 at 12:38am
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post #7 of 18
Here is a comparison between the exact ram your looking at(almost its a 4gb stick instead of a 2) and one just like that adata one.


So if the cooler is too big, it looks like both could be in the way
Edited by Oozypunk - 8/1/11 at 12:42am
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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rapid7 View Post
It will be close & also depends if your megahalems comes with the new type clips.

Here's a pic of my black series on a maximus extreme-z with ripjaws.



so if it comes with the new clips, then the fan and ripjaws will not touch?
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Crucial M4 Samsung Spinpoint F3 Prolimatech Megahalems Windows 7 Professional 
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Crucial M4 Samsung Spinpoint F3 Prolimatech Megahalems Windows 7 Professional 
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post #9 of 18
As seen in my pic, the ripjaws fins aren't much taller. so there might be a chance you can only use the outer two ram slots.
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Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5 
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightz2k View Post
Agreed, the Megahalems would be the better choice of the 2. The Zalman for that price isn't even close to worth that IMO.

I don't really hear anything bad about AData, but G-Skill is recommended more often.
adata was breaking records a while ago... not sure what happened with that.
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