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I am about to upgrade my cooler to something that will let me use all my ram slots, any suggestions or do they even exist? Any help appreciated as I am about to place the order in the next few hours. I'm kinda scared of installing an H80 as a few users here have already mentioned leaking issues.
Edited by xXSpitFireXx - 4/3/12 at 11:39am
    
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If you're going to continue to use Ripjaws memory then the Hyper 212+ will work with it. It fits perfectly, in my motherboard at least, with one fan, and if you want to do push pull, it will fit as well. Just have to mount the fan over the ram a little higher so it has room. I know this because I have this setup.
     
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If you're going to continue to use Ripjaws memory then the Hyper 212+ will work with it. It fits perfectly, in my motherboard at least, with one fan, and if you want to do push pull, it will fit as well. Just have to mount the fan over the ram a little higher so it has room. I know this because I have this setup.

So a 212+ will have enough clearance for all my ram sticks? The current sink im using does not let me use my first 2 slots. It's painful to have to upgrade this cooler since it has given me great results specially in the summer times but i want something that will eventually let me use all my slots and something I can use for a future upgrade setup (either Piledriver or SB).
    
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post #4 of 31
Well, if you aren't a fan of the H80 (or other closed loops systems for that matter), you have the option of the Thermalright Archon. Excellent performance and doesn't interfere with tall ram-sinks smile.gif

That and it keeps up quite well with the Silver Arrow and Noctua D14 ^^
    
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NH C14, Prolimatech Megahalems, Thermalright Venomous X/ X RT, Cooler master hyper 212+, EVGA Superclock, GELID TRANQUILO, NH U12P SE2m TRUE 120 Black
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/3/12 at 11:52am
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So a 212+ will have enough clearance for all my ram sticks? The current sink im using does not let me use my first 2 slots. It's painful to have to upgrade this cooler since it has given me great results specially in the summer times but i want something that will eventually let me use all my slots and something I can use for a future upgrade setup (either Piledriver or SB).

Yes it will have enough clearance. At first I thought it wouldn't and I was bummed because the first two memory slots on my board were the ones closest to the cpu and I had to use those first because I only have 2 DIMMS. But since you mount the fans on the 212+ with clips, you could move it higher or lower depending on what you need, though I doubt anyone will need it to be mounted lower. So I just mounted the fan facing the DIMMS a little higher for just enough clearance for my Ripjaws memory. Hope that helps
     
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The Hyper 212+ can be run in either 1 fan or 2 fan mode, and if you use one you can pick which side you have it on. However, you can use two fans or have the fan on the ram side if you have ram without the heat spreader on top.
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Someone convince me that the H80 will not leak!! Heh, i have always wanted to try the H80 or now the H100 due to the amazing temps users are getting but im not sure of the warranty provided by corsair. Do they cover everything that may be damaged by a leak? Should I just bite my lip and go for it or is it too risky?

Sorry for not being able to decide on my own but I need reassurance from you guys just in case biggrin.gif

Budget is $120.00
Edited by xXSpitFireXx - 4/3/12 at 11:57am
    
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Someone convince me that the H80 will not leak!! Heh, i have always wanted to try the H80 or now the H100 due to the amazing temps users are getting but im not sure of the warranty provided by corsair. Do they cover everything that may be damaged by a leak? Should I just bite my lip and go for it or is it too risky?

Corsair's a really good company and I think they do cover it if the leaking causes damages. Here's a post of someone who had a leak and what Corsair did to help him out

http://www.overclock.net/t/1232888/corsairs-response-to-leaking-h100
     
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Someone convince me that the H80 will not leak!! Heh, i have always wanted to try the H80 or now the H100 due to the amazing temps users are getting but im not sure of the warranty provided by corsair. Do they cover everything that may be damaged by a leak? Should I just bite my lip and go for it or is it too risky?

Corsair cover all the damage done for their product leak
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