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Hy guys! I'm new to the forum and I appreciate your help with the issue I'm having. =)

Is anyone running air cooler on the Rampage IV BE board here? I've searched all over the web to find whether the Archon SB-E X2 or noctua NH-U14S or any other decent cooler are compatible with the board without limiting the RAM or first PIC-E slots?

I do currently have the Rampage IV Black Edition board, G.Skill TridentX RAM which is 54 mm height and I'm planning on use both PCI-E x16 slots with a sapphire 290x tri-x.
My current dilemma is to choose proper air cooling for the CPU and push the 4930k a bit over 4GHz mark.

I do have the water loop components purchased but I'm kinda afraid to build it now for the 24/7 usage lol. As well as I am not ready to spend another $300 on the videocards blocks, and without cooling the 290x's it's just a waste. So I decided to go old fashion air and sell all water components..

p.s. sorry if I posted in the wrong forum thread
post #2 of 7
The spacing around and between the DIMM sockets is identical to the RIVE, so any cooler that you have seen fitted to a RIVE would fit. The other factor to take into consideration is your tall RAM modules; you may need to remove the heat spreaders from the modules which reduces their height to 39mm according to the G Skill website.

The U14S will probably come into physical contact with any card in the first PCI-E slot, but the U12S looks like it would be fine from this perspective, but may not offer you the cooling performance that you are after. Before I installed my loop, I used a Coolermaster TPC-812 heatsink (http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3077).

The classic Noctua NH-D14 will fit if the RAM is 40mm or below in height, but you will probably need to tape or otherwise insulate the fan clips.

The TPC-812 worked out fine and allowed me to use the first PCI-E slot without problems, this is due to it having a width of 138mm. Anything over 140mm with cause contact issues with the first GPU in slot one. The Rampage IV BE, like the RIVE before it, were not really designed with big air coolers in mind. I imagine most users use AIO's or a custom loop.
Edited by Reworker - 2/17/14 at 10:03am
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Thanks for your reply. I'm still thinking what would be the best air cooling solution, since I do not want to go all water with my build.
I do want to keep the RAM heatsink though, just for the looks lol. Gskill tridentX is such a badass!
Hope there is a solution out there that will take 54mm ram and leave 1st pci-e slot be.
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Trying to find such an air cooler that won't foul the 54mm Trident X RAM is not such an easy task. The short list is really rather short:-)! The Noctua U12S looks like it would do the job; the question is whether it would provide you with the cooling performance you require.

Techpowerup did a review of the U12S (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NH-U12S/), the photos within the review clearly show that the U12S doesn't interfere with RAM of any height or the first PCI-E slot. I think this would be your best bet.
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Yep, narrowed my search to U12S and also found another option: Megahalem heatsink! It fits on RIVE, but need to find 15mm thick fans for it though.. Any ideas? =)
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Evercool, Gelid and Scythe offer 120mm fans which are 12mm thick. There may be others, but these brands are the ones I know of from researching this issue previously. You would need to check the static pressure of each fan and make an informed decision.
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Looking at the Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 140mm fans right now! By the few reviews out there I can see it can be a decent companion for the megahalems.
Still did not decide whether it's a good option to replace noctuas for a case cooling though. Noctuas spoil the looks of the build frown.gif

upd: contacted Thermalright and they offered to assemble a custom Archon SB-E X2 heatsink that will fit on the board and allow top pci-e slot usage. Thanks Thermalright! thumb.gif
Edited by gogolXmogol - 3/12/14 at 6:38am
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