Originally Posted by ModernAfro
Hey @jassilamba did you ever find out if the dominator/vengeance RAM kits would work with a 480 rad in the top in a push/pull config? Thanks!
Depends on how thick of a 480 rad you want to put up there and whether you want push fans or not.
A 45mm thick rad w/ 25mm push fan would be 70mm, and that's how much room there is from the top of the mobo to the top of the case, so that'll fit no problem with any mobo/ram combo. Same goes for a 60mm rad without push fans.
But, if you want 25mm thick push fans on a 60mm thick rad, you would be overhanging your board by ~15mm, in which case you would be depending on factors like how far from the top of the board the Ram is located, and on the amount of offset from the mobo the case has, and if your ram is positioned closer than 15mm from the top of your mobo then, looking at what Jessi has written, I don't think tall Ram like the dominator/vengeance will work.
From Jessi's FAQs at the end of his review at themodzoo:
Corsair Vengeance is listed as 52.5mm tall.
Corsair Dominator are 54mm.
Also, I believe the board's slots for memory will typically add ~5mm or so to the height of the ram from the mobo.
To sum it all up.
A 60mm thick rad with 25mm thick push fans is going to be very close to whether it will fit or not with taller ram, and whether or not it will fit will probably vary depending on what mobo you have.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/2/13 at 1:50pm