Originally Posted by xquisit
I need advice. I'm buildng a new gaming rig.
i7 920 D0
Proli Megahalems + Rexus (panflo)
What kind of clips do I have to buy to make this all work out and fit on my motherboard. I already have some great thermal pastes recommended, to go buy at MicroCenter.
I would also like to know what type of memory to buy? Two people have told me that I can't fit a memory with a cooling-kit, because of rooming issues (due to the Proli Mega, I believe).
Anyone experienced enough to recommend something? I would appreciate all feedback!
You can always just ziptie the panaflo onto the 25mm fan clips. That's what I did, works for me. It might be annoying if you take the fan off a lot, but for me its worth saving a few bucks on the 38mm fan clips.
I have OCZ platinums. They're great, at 7-7-7-24 up until 1600mhz, I haven't really figured out how well they overclock yet though, with the 21x multi, and 8x ram you can get to about 4.2ghz without overclocking the ram. I have to run memtest for a while to see, but recently I've just been changing the timings to 9-9-9-28 just so ram isn't holding me back. (I don't even know if it needs that though)
And yes, I believe it is the fan that will be over your ram slots. My panaflo goes over about the first two ram slots. there is about 1/4'' of clearance between the platinums and the panaflo IIRC.