Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best heatsink that will not block RAM slots?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best heatsink that will not block RAM slots?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
What is the best heatsink that will not block 2 of my RAM slots. I currently have the XIGMATEK Dark Knight which overlaps with my RAM slots and i can't put 4 sticks in. Price is not really a concern, although preferably not much over $80. I have a gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 socket AM3

(this is for the build in the signature)
Dawg
(9 items)
 
MBP
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2.2GHz Intel HD 3000 / AMD Radeon 6750 512MB 16GB G.skill (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 CL 9 Crucial M4 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200rpm none Lion 10.7.4 High-Res 1680x1050 
  hide details  
Reply
Dawg
(9 items)
 
MBP
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2.2GHz Intel HD 3000 / AMD Radeon 6750 512MB 16GB G.skill (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 CL 9 Crucial M4 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200rpm none Lion 10.7.4 High-Res 1680x1050 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9

Any of the Corsair H series coolers would be good, they're within your price range and compete with some of the higher end air coolers.

post #3 of 9
Given closed loops a thought?
Got my hands on an Antec Kuhler 620 and on first feel, looks really great- have yet to install it, but I look forward to it on my GPU.

Have heard dozens of great stories of the Kuhler 620 performing great.
post #4 of 9
NH C14, megahalems, venomous X/X RT
Wanted: [WTB] GPU upgrade
$210 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
Wanted: [WTB] GPU upgrade
$210 (USD) or best offer
  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Much better option would be to buy low profile memory (if you like G.Skill try Sniper, ECO, Ripjaws, etc...) and buy whatever cooler you want. 4GB sticks of memory are inexpensive nowadays anyway and would be a nice time for you to upgrade and find a new use for the 2x2gb kit you currently have.
Eff You Intel
(14 items)
 
FreeNAS
(9 items)
 
Beast
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1700X PSTATE 3.8ghz @ 1.3125v AsRock X370 Taichi Beta BIOS 3.20a Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X OC F4-3200C14D-32GTZR 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M8Se(G) 1TB People still use these? lol Cryorig H7 push/pull Winblows 10 Professional X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-860XP2 Fractal Design Define C TG 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 SuperMicro X11SSM-F-O C236 Integrated 2 x 16GB Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR21E15D8/16 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
Eff You Intel
(14 items)
 
FreeNAS
(9 items)
 
Beast
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1700X PSTATE 3.8ghz @ 1.3125v AsRock X370 Taichi Beta BIOS 3.20a Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X OC F4-3200C14D-32GTZR 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M8Se(G) 1TB People still use these? lol Cryorig H7 push/pull Winblows 10 Professional X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-860XP2 Fractal Design Define C TG 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 SuperMicro X11SSM-F-O C236 Integrated 2 x 16GB Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR21E15D8/16 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
so the GSKILL sniper/ripjaws would fit underneath the XIGMATEK i currently have now?
Dawg
(9 items)
 
MBP
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2.2GHz Intel HD 3000 / AMD Radeon 6750 512MB 16GB G.skill (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 CL 9 Crucial M4 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200rpm none Lion 10.7.4 High-Res 1680x1050 
  hide details  
Reply
Dawg
(9 items)
 
MBP
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2.2GHz Intel HD 3000 / AMD Radeon 6750 512MB 16GB G.skill (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 CL 9 Crucial M4 128GB SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200rpm none Lion 10.7.4 High-Res 1680x1050 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

Much better option would be to buy low profile memory (if you like G.Skill try Sniper, ECO, Ripjaws, etc...) and buy whatever cooler you want. 4GB sticks of memory are inexpensive nowadays anyway and would be a nice time for you to upgrade and find a new use for the 2x2gb kit you currently have.

In addition, I've read that DDR3 sticks will only give off a slight amount of heat as compared to the older technology sticks, so the obnoxious heatsinks are not always needed, unless you are overclocking.
post #8 of 9
Even with OC'ing DDR3 RAM heatsinks are not necessary as DDR3 RAM only consumes ~10W per DIMM. A quality HSF is far preferred over RAM with tall heatsinks or a closed loop cooler which testing has shown is thermally inefficient, a poor value and noisy - compared to a highend HSF. In addition a HSF can never leak and destroy expensive PC hardware like CLCs.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/5
post #9 of 9
You could go to Samsung memory MV 3V4G3D/US $47 at newegg 2x4GB kit, 1600 cas 11 1.35 volt, overclocks to 1856/2200 readily, low height Ram. These are making a name for themselves.

I think the Thermalright Macho about $53 shipped would fit normal Ram Risers, but it is BIG.

fwiw heat spreaders on Ram are cosmetic on Ram today.

G'Skill 1600 PI doesn't show up, but a pair of 1600 ripjaws 2x4GB are $40 or so, 2x2GB $30, I expect you could remove heat spreader top or buy version without.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best heatsink that will not block RAM slots?