Originally Posted by hitman1985
well, im pretty disappointed that the cooler is such a bad option for my board, i may drop this thing and move to another that offers me the features i want.
i had to remove one ram heatsink of my dominators to mount a regular sized 120mm in the front, impossible to mount a 38mm on a bloodrage. no one that i seen mentioned it being that kind of a hassle to watch out for every single detail
temps are somewhat ok i guess.
considering the price of this heatsink, i was very surprised how bad the compatibility of it to a somewhat most sold i7 board is
(not to mention the lack of customer support that is basicly send a email and hope for an answer)
heres the pic for proof that i have one and what not,...
Well the Megahalems sounds like it is a good option for your board, it's just that it never cleared the first RAM module's fin heat-sink, so who do you blame, the Megahalems or your RAM? It's difficult to pin blame on one or the other. Most CPU heat-sinks aren't much taller in terms of clearance, and the clearance is shown on the Megahalems web-site:
I have saw discussions on the forums about the first RAM module being affected by a CPU heat-sink, with the Megahalems and other heat-sinks. The compatibility of the Megahalems is fine, it fits doesn't it? You could easily blame Corsair for the tall heat-sinks on their RAM modules. I know some people have simply changed their RAM for low-profile OCZ or Cosair modules, I'm not suggesting you do the same, but it's just an option.
Personally I have found Prolimatech's customer support great. I've e-mailed them in the past, even with simple one-line questions and got a response the next day. Obviously being in Taiwan they won't call you, but they do answer e-mails. In fact I've found Lian-Li and Prolimatech to have great customer support, better in fact than other companies who do
have customer support in the US (*cough*Asus*cough*).
For my system, I used Corsair XMS3 RAM modules, they are low-profile and almost any heat-sink for the CPU will fit over them:
It sounds like you are a candidate for a Thermalright TRUE then, because it is a narrower heat-sink, the Megahalems is 74mm thick, the TRUE is 63mm - that would give you an extra 11mm and would allow your clear 25mm fan to clear the heat-sink on your RAM module. So your options are, (1) leave it as-is, (2) change the CPU heat-sink for a TRUE or (3) change the RAM modules for OCZ or Corsair low-profile modules.
Having said that, your system looks great as it is, very nice.