Originally Posted by ossibossi
Concerning WC, another problem is coming up...140-Rad. in back & 8 RAM-DIMMs ?is this possible ?
I want to order a ASUS P9X79 deluxe with all 8 Dimms in use (Corsair Vengeance),
The heatspreader of the Dimms is as high that contact with a backside - single radiator & fan-combo is to fear.
(I'd like to use a Phobya G Charger 140+Phobya fan)
Anyone a full-heigt 140-Rad + fan (= 8,5 cm in heigt) mounted with an 8 DIMM-Board ?
Or is this not possible with heat-spreader RAMS ? Or MUST
I take a slim-rad..?
I am sure that this Rad would fit on top of the case under the top panel. There is loads of room under that Panel and that would leave you with placement of the fan on the bottom and blowing air out the front.
You should mount the rad at the top for the Z79 Boards. They have ram on both sides of the processor. This presents a whole new set of problems.
1. is some of these board require Two Seperate 8 Pin Plugs for the CPU Plug.
2. The Ram is on both sides of the processor. this can drop your Air cooler choices.
3. These systems almost require Water Cooling. They are Current hungry chips.
4. You still need air blowing over the Power Mosfets to cool them down
So putting a Rad in the back hole is not a good idea. The top or Bottom is your best bet until one of our guys come up with a way to incorporate an intake fan on the Front with a rad behind it.
Mount the Rad on the back but on the outside of the case and then put a ballin Fan on the back of it and then turn your regular Push CM Fan into a PULL and you will have all the room in the world.Edited by unimatrixzero - 2/6/12 at 10:14am