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I was going to buy a nh-d14 or a s.a, but it seems alot of my ram is to tall to fit underneath either of the fans on the heatsink.

I was wondering what the best hsf is that will be able to accommodate tall ram.. when i mean tall.. my tallest ram has corsair extended fins on it so it has to be able to fit that underneath.
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Would you consider the corsair hydro series? That would eliviate this issue completely.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;15259708 
Would you consider the corsair hydro series? That would eliviate this issue completely.

yap.. which do you recommend? i will be using it only for daily activities.. for overclocking and benching i will have phase and ln2/dice

anything that can keep 5ghz ok 24/7? for gaming
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H50/60/70 would be ideal then tbh. 4.8Ghz should be ok, above 5 might be pushing it. I'd probably go with the H70

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I recommend Thermalright Archon.
It is of single tower design (vs dual tower of SA or NH-D14) and so it is not as thick. Using two fans for push-pull will not run into your (tall) RAM. See pic below for an example.

It is wider than other typical heatsinks. It can potentially affect the usage of the 1st slot of a motherboard. However, Thermalright states it is OK with your Asus Maximus IV Extreme. See excerpt below taken from Archon's Motherboard Compatibility List.

Product link:
http://www.thermalright.com/products/?act=data&id=172&cat_id=27

Reviews:-
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-archon_4.html#sect0
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/08/thermalright_archon_cpu_air_cooler_review/3
Edited by windfire - 10/11/11 at 6:43am
post #6 of 12
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thanks windfire.. i wanted air because i would have to put the rad/res on my desk and it's just more clutter.. i think i'm going to go ahead with this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;15259708 
Would you consider the corsair hydro series? That would eliviate this issue completely.

I agree with him,
I would suggest something lyk H80 or H100.
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post #8 of 12
If you want air cooling, the Thermalright Archon is one of the best. However, it is 170.25 mm tall, so make sure you have the room (I did not in an antec 902).

If you want a shorter cooler with similar surface area to the d14 and SA, check out the Prolimatech Genesis. Little pricy with fans, but it is a top performer, and has 50+ mm RAM clearance.
post #9 of 12
The Archon is the best cpu heatsink that allows tall ram to be used.

I had the Archon and it was incredible, and very quiet.

You won't regret it.
    
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