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post #1 of 12
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Hello, OCN

I have a situation currently I was looking to make a few upgrades to my pc. The problems are not really selecting parts it is how will it all fit in and not obstruct other items in the case.

Here we go: I currently have memory that is G.skill Sniper low voltage 1.25 8 gb ram, I was wondering if there are other low voltage series of ram and if they are low profile? Is my sniper set considered low profile? Anyway, I was under the assumption 1.25v ram was good and cooler than other ram and would help with overclocking. This is the main reason I got it biggrin.gif. But f there are better low profile ram from g.skill, corsair,patriot, and kingston then I might as well take a look.

Why am I mentioning low profile? I currently am using a Cm 212 hyper evo in my case, and I have a silver arrow SB-E sitting in a box, never spent the time to upgrade it, it has just been sitting there, long story. But I am willing to upgrade. I was afraid the ram would conflict with the silver arrow so I did not really bother until I got a new case, which may be happening soon.

Also in my current set I have gelid pwm silent 12 fans (120mm) on my CM (and in my case) and I do not think this was the best I could do. My temps are not what I think it could be at idle and I think it is multiple things. The thing is I may have not installed them properly, mounted the heatsink properly, and applied the thermal paste properly. I used rubber mounts to connect the fans to the heatsink.. yeah rubber. and it really was annoying, this may be one of the problems. But I do not think these fans particularly were good for the heatsink, or around my case so I was looking into new fans.


Coolmaster : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553006
Coolmaster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002

memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461



an example I was going to grab multiple of these, and an akasa splitter 5 way intelligent to connect some fans to it on sysfan2 on my motherboard header along with use the current splitter I have for cpu stuff.

I was wondering if those fans are ok?

Build (current):

i5-2500k
vertex 4 128Gb
CM 212 hyper evo
g.skill sniper 1.25 v series
OCZ Fully modular 750w ZT series PSU
GA-z68Xp-UD3 Motherboard
Antec Lan boy air case

I was wondering if there would be conflict with the SA specifically if there is going to be I may buy new fans, and remove the heatsink and reapply everything again. Maybe even try out Indigo extreme or pk2/pk3, which ever of those two are better.
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post #2 of 12
Can you take a picture of the inside of your system so we can see if there is any airflow issues and potential upgrades that can be made?

Yes, your RAM is already low profile.
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post #3 of 12
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Yeah I thought it was low profile, I was just saying in case because I remember helping someone install a sliver arrow and the 1.25 GS sniper was giving us a headache... yeah that much. Unless we were both doing something wrong then again that was a different case all together I do not even know what he was trying to achieve with it.

But i'll post pictures later on on what it looks like inside smile.gif.
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post #4 of 12
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*

Here it is, the cases inside just imagine it with fans inside of it, and memory >.> I can not find previous pictures... or recent.

I may need some new coolmaster fan install clips indeed. I may need new ones because of the old ones mount holes nearly breaking in a spot. I may use the 212 evo again.. was the 212 evo even a good cooler to begin with?
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post #5 of 12
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yeah I bumped it
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post #6 of 12
The Cougar fans are great. Memory should be fine, the heatsinks aren't very big.

This is why I dislike giant air coolers. Imo it's so much better with something like an H80 or similar coolers.
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post #7 of 12
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Yeah so they are ok? i'll be looking into it then smile.gif.
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post #8 of 12
Yep, they should be fine.
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post #9 of 12
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Yeah I decided to take out the Coolmaster 212 Hyper evo heatsink and put in the thermal right silver arrow SB-E. smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
Gelid Silent 12's are good fans and FDB, I wouldn't replace them.
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