Originally Posted by W4rlock
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.