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I will be grabbing either the Hyper 212 Evo or 212+ (depending on which is cheaper) and I need to know if it will clear my RAM. I will be using this set of Corsair Vengeance on an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: (I got it in a deal w/ my graphics card for a great price so it wasn't really my intention to have tall heatsinks)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233235

Will my clearance be fine over all 4 RAM slots or am I going to have issues? I will also be running a Gigabyte 6950 1GB which is a large card, if that could possibly cause any problems w/ the large heatsink?


As for fans to put on the Hyper 212, I was planning on snagging some Enermax Apollish fans for my case from a forum member and he has a pair of Silverstone Air Penetrator 121's that I thought about using for the heatsink in Push/Pull. How well would these work?

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=257&area=en


Thanks!
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If you have only one fan on the 212+, and the 212+ is in position to pull the air back, and the fan is in pull only, then it just wont go over the ram slots. But in any other configuration and you'll have to ditch ram slots if the sticks aren't small.

The sinks on the set you linked are very tall, and nothing will clear them (I should know, I own those exact ones tongue.gif ). Get some Vengeance low profile instead, It should clear those and they're even a bit cheaper.

If you're checking this set for the color, I can tell you now the ones you linked are more gunmetal then pure black, if that is even a concern.
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So, you're saying the only way it will clear them is if I use one fan on the side facing the back of the case? That sucks, if so. :/

I kind of already paid for the RAM and heatsink so I don't really have much of a choice....lol
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Well you can try and see how they line up, but I very much doubt you'll get horizontal push/pull and I already know you wont be able to use the 212+ vertically at all and get all 4 ram slots. An easy example for that is to take your MB and put a 120mm fan flat on top of the board, centered on the cpu socket. That's how "wide" the 212+ is.

EDIT:

Actually... This RAM set should have about the same specs as the ones in your Sig Rig.

The Vengeance should fit with your Kuhler no problem, and if the Ripjaws Z is this set (same size), then you might be able to use that. It might just fit under the 212+.

Just an idea that may help you avoid returning and stuff.
Edited by KyadCK - 4/17/12 at 12:07pm
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