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I just ordered 3 of these thermal cables http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?..._detail&p=2017 which are 27" instead of 18" with a lot better $$$ on shipping.
The Sandman, that was a truly helpful contribution. Thanks much.

I don't see why not but could I also use these on my other computer: Gigabyte UD7?
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The Sandman, that was a truly helpful contribution. Thanks much.

I don't see why not but could I also use these on my other computer: Gigabyte UD7?
As tong as there are sensor headers(2 prong) on the board I don't see why not.

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Thanks Ceadderman, as always for some really useful info and advice.

Btw, my Oops on the URL. Should be http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...f6y&mv_pc=6278
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Ok so as i take it, any ram will work so just get anything with decent timings an stock rate haha, will get some G skill ripjaws for my brother and speed them up a bit.

heres a new question for you, i've changed my ideal graphics card again to a HD 6970 but i'd like 2 of them in crossfire, cos... i'm power mad like that lol, but i was thinking why not just go for the cheaper option of a HD 6990? but, i read that the IV Extreme doesnt support single dual GPU cards, is this still the case?

Sorry if its already been answered, just double checking.
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Just a quick note about G skill ripjaws. Probably OK RAM but the heatsink on the top eliminates the possibility of a decent HSF - and in general is a real space hog - cause it gets in the way. (if you buy the RipJaws with the HS)

(My 8 GB of GSkills are now homeless in the back room.

For what it's worth, I always buy Corsair - used to buy Kingston but switched to Corsair.

(Not the Gospel; Just one guy's opinion.)
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Just a quick note about G skill ripjaws. Probably OK RAM but the heatsink on the top eliminates the possibility of a decent HSF - and in general is a real space hog - cause it gets in the way. (if you buy the RipJaws with the HS)

(My 8 GB of GSkills are now homeless in the back room.

For what it's worth, I always buy Corsair - used to buy Kingston but switched to Corsair.

(Not the Gospel; Just one guy's opinion.)
Having had both on this board the Ripjaws are similar in height as the Dominators, and the XMS are shorter than both. In any case there are plenty of coolers that will work with either of them. Both the DH-14 and Megahelms should work just fine and are coolers I would recommend over others. Both of them being the pinnacle of Air Coolers.

But on these boards I like being able to see the gorgeous caps and mosfets that surround the socket, and there is no better way to do that then with an all in once cooler like the Hydro or Kuhler series or a straight up CPU loop. These board look fantastic under water.

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Both the DH-14 and Megahelms should work just fine and are coolers I would recommend over others. Both of them being the pinnacle of Air Coolers.
I agree with you about the quality of the Noctua DH14 But I can tell you for a fact the RipJaws with the red heatsink Will Not fit under the HSF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ILL-_-20231402

I really don't care if you believe me or not. But that real-life experience cost me a lot of money!

I tried it on my Formula board. Only if you take a pair of metal shears and cut off the RipJaws heatsink can you make them fit under the Noctua. I have learned the hard way to avoid such oversized RAM. If you read my prior posts you will note that I even enquired about how to remove the heatsink.

I really hate misinformation and almost never encounter it on OCN!
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I agree with you about the quality of the Noctua DH14 But I can tell you for a fact the RipJaws with the red heatsink Will Not fit under the HSF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ILL-_-20231402

I really don't care if you believe me or not. But that real-life experience cost me a lot of money!

I tried it on my Formula board. Only if you take a pair of metal shears and cut off the RipJaws heatsink can you make them fit under the Noctua. I have learned the hard way to avoid such oversized RAM. If you read my prior posts you will note that I even enquired about how to remove the heatsink.

I really hate misinformation and almost never encounter it on OCN!
Don't have to read it, I remember it IC.

But did you try reversing your fan setup? I don't remember if that option was even discussed or not.

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humm i am after a noctua but i have low end ripjaws X. so the cooler will fit right?
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humm i am after a noctua but i have low end ripjaws X. so the cooler will fit right?
I'm not sure since I've never used Ripjaw X RAM. I would think that flipping the fans and and moving the front fan to the back side of the DH-14 would negate any issue that could arise from being set up the recommended way. I could be wrong, but I'm assuming that it's possible to do it that way. I do know that the RAM slots are quite a bit closer to the Socket which can't help any when you're trying to use an aftermarket cooler with performance RAM.

When I first considered building with this board I wanted the V10. That just would never have worked even with the Dominators due to the tightness of the setup. But with DH-14 or Megahelms I just don't see it being that much of an issue. As ICG has pointed out however, it might be a problem even the way I think it could be done. I don't know all the specifics of what he tried to get it to work. I only know how the Coolers are set up.

You might just forgo Ripjaws altogether and get the Sniper kit. I'm running them just fine. You will have to bump the GoButton to get the system to POST since they aren't on the QVL, but I can tell you for a fact that they work and they're fairly low profile.

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