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I have been all up and down the internet this week looking for a compatible air cooler to replace the cheap aftermarket one I have now, which idles at 50C (80C under load). So I know I'll need a better cooler, even for a mild overclock (which I've never done on a CPU).

I've screwed myself over already by buying the tall Vengeance RAM; three 4gig sticks. mad.gif
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Picture shows the cooler (3 Heat Pipe Xtreme Gear HP-9310 for i7) and the RAM in the slots furthest to the right. So I've got plenty of room to the left of the CPU, none to the right. And not enough north and probably enough south if I moved the GPU to the lower slot.
So my problem mainly is heatsink clearance above the RAM.

Has anyone run into this issue before and found something that worked for them?

Thanks in advance!
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M4573RCH13F
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5675 ASUS Sabertooth X58 EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Super Clocked 3x4 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB 1TB SATA II 3.0 GB 7200RPM HD Black Samsung 22X DVDRW Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 x64 Home Premium HP Pavilion 25xw - 25" 1080p Dell P2412H 24"  HYTOBI K50 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic SSR-650RM - 650W Blue NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Case Logitech G500s Razer eXactMat 2-Sided Mouse Pad  
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