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RAM clearance with the CM 212+ and this mobo [more info inside]

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Hi, this is going to be my first full build (although I have experience in and around computers so I'm fairly confident), but I have a question. Im in the process of picking parts for my new build. I intend to overclock my cpu (i5 2500k, 3.3ghz) so I'll need a new cooler, I'm vouching for the CM 212+ but it appears from a bit of googling, people seem to have a few trouble with clearance for the RAM. The motherboard I have chosen is the MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) and my RAM is Corsair Vengance (2 4 gig sticks).

Will the cooler fit nicely amongst all this? I'm unsure as to if I can install the RAM in the 2nd and 4th slot and still get dual channel, if I can do that then this post is rendered moot. Does anyone happen to know if that is the case, I had a quick read through the manual online and it didn't make it clear if I could use the other slots. Cheers!
post #2 of 9
it will be fine, worst case, mount the fan higher on the heatsink, or install it as pull instead of push
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
it will be fine, worst case, mount the fan higher on the heatsink, or install it as pull instead of push
Thanks! I've heard of "pull and push" before, but never really understood it, does it just mean it's pulling air as opposed to pushing it away from the sink? Does this have any affect on the temperature? Thanks again for replying.
post #4 of 9
with the 212+ push vs pull is very close in preformance
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...r212-test.html
post #5 of 9
For push vs pull, I would decide on it based on how the rear fan is set up. If the rear exhaust fan is intake (pulling in fresh air into the case), set the 212 plus the same way, taking the fresh air from the back through the heatsink.

If the rear fan is exhaust, push the air through the heatsink towards that fan.

At best, you will probably have an improvement of 2-3 degrees. Compatiblity wise, there will not be any problems at all with the 212Plus in p/p with current boards. I am using the thicker Noctua U12 with P/P 120mm fans on an x58 Sabertooth no problems whatsoever. No question the MSI P67 will be the same.
    
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post #6 of 9
ram cant be taller then 40mm only 1 stick will mess with you so put it in 1st and you will have np
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i have the same ram, and i had the 212 in my previous build, i didn't want to risk it, it was touching when i tried so i just stopped. did you try using dimm slot 3 and 4 instead of 1+2?
    
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post #8 of 9
I have a different MB, but I have the problem of my 212+ blocking one of my RAM slots, so I moved my RAM to the 2/4 slots rather than 1/3 and I am still able to use dual channel. if you put the fan on the same side as your RAM slots, you will probably encounter the same issue, but since you are only using 2 sticks of ram, just push them back to the other slots (either 2/4 or 3/4 depending on how your dual channel is set up).
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post #9 of 9
for push/pull just raise the front fan so it will fit above your ram, its no big deal
   
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