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I'm building my desktop with the components shown in my signature, and everyone tells me I should get a cooler for my RAM. The problem is space: with the CM V6GT CPU Cooler on, it takes away the A1 RAM slot, and I am thinking I wouldn't want anything right next to the aluminum fins or the 120mm fan of the V6GT (i.e. - the A2 slot), so that leaves putting a cooler over the B1 and B2 RAM slots for my Kingston HyperX Blu (which I do not plan on overclocking for a couple of months).

Should I get anything for the B1 and B2 slots, or just leave it all to airflow? If I should pick up something, what would you recommend? I am trying to stay away from the Kingston HyperX RAM Cooler because it has the blue LEDs and the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard is black and red, and my Aerocool Shark fans are all red LED.
    
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AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 570 HD 1.2GB GDDR5 16GB (4x4GB) Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3-1600 
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AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 570 HD 1.2GB GDDR5 16GB (4x4GB) Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(1x) Intel 80GB SSD, (1x) WD Velociraptor 600GB (1x) Asus 12x BluRay Burner, Sony 24x DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 27" Sharp Aquos HD LCD TV 
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Logitech G510 Corsair AX850 Pro Series Gold Thermaltake Armor+ VH6000BWS Full Tower Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
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RAM cooling is rather useless given that the HyperX modules already have decent heatsinks on them.
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Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
RAM cooling is rather useless given that the HyperX modules already have decent heatsinks on them.
This. Most DDR3 runs so cool that even at 1.65V it can run bare chips just fine.
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