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I use all 4 slots of my RAM and found this
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en

Using corsair Vengeance, this is a HUGE problem. So I need a good air cooler that's not the d14. Suggestions?
Edited by Black Magix - 2/27/12 at 6:52am
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^ evga superclock cpu cooler all nice black with a performance of almost an antec kuhler 920 in the making
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post #3 of 15
Hey Bud, Is there no way I could interest you to get a Antec Kuhler 620? Its lite, no hassle with weight or space and would be as effective or slightly better than any air cooler on the market. In Stock settings it beats the H70 and if you add a second fan you drop another 5 - 8C. All for less than 50 bucks biggrin.gif

Here's the club, http://www.overclock.net/t/990111/antec-k-hler-h2o-620-920-club/1540#post_16569221
think about it. thumb.gif
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Thermalalright Archon should fit if you're looking for a heatsink cooler. Otherwise you can go with a CLC like a H80.
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post #5 of 15
Nothing beats the value of the Hyper 212+ or splurge on a h80 and new fans.
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post #6 of 15
There are many good HSFs to choose from. The link below shows you the thermal efficiency of many of the popular HSFs and has detailed reviews which will tell you if there is any RAM clearance issues with each HSF.

No one can tell you which HSF will work the best in your PC case with your hardware without actually testing in your PC case but there are plenty of good HSF options to pick from.

FWIW, the C14 has more RAM clearance than the D14.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2562&page=5
post #7 of 15

The Archon is an excellent cooler but its extra wide body (155mm) does not fit into OP's setup.

(http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=35&id=172)

 

OP uses Asus P8P67.  His two HD5870s sit in the blue (ie 2nd) and black (ie 4th) slots.  His Asus Xonar card sits in the blue (ie 1st) slot.  So, the Archon will come into physical conflict with the Xonar card which is a full length card.

 

If OP wishes to stay with air cooling, I would propose a single tower design cooler like Megahalems.

 

Megahalems

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008

 

 

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Venomous X, if you can find one since it should have no clearance issues and it has 6 heatpipes like the nh-d14.

Here is one of the latest reviews from vortez comparing a large number of heatsinks including the more recent offerings like the hyper 612s and hyper 212 evo.

Apples-Apples - all using the same fans (taken from the hyper 212 evo review)
629

Stock - all using default fan setup
700

Source:
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_hyper_212_evo_cpu_cooler_review,13.html

You could also just wait for the new Silver Arrow SB-E which is less wider and looks like shouldn't have clearance issues, it also has 8 pipes vs the nh-d14's 6!
Edited by anotheralex - 2/27/12 at 1:38pm
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