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Hey guys, 1st post here

I have a Asus Crosshair IV Extreme with 16GB Corsair Vengeance

CPU is 1100T, still has stock cooler

I wanted to replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket but it looks like the CM 212+ or V8 may not fit

I currently live in Japan (US military) so I'd like to get one that I know will fit

Does anyone have experience with this combo?

PS, I have CM storm scout case
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
Hey guys, 1st post here

I have a Asus Crosshair IV Extreme with 16GB Corsair Vengeance

CPU is 1100T, still has stock cooler

I wanted to replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket but it looks like the CM 212+ or V8 may not fit

I currently live in Japan (US military) so I'd like to get one that I know will fit

Does anyone have experience with this combo?

PS, I have CM storm scout case
You have two things to watch for.

1st. Height of the heat sinks/shedders on that Ram (if I looked up the correct model) looks tall to fit under a lot of the performance air coolers. When choosing a cooler be sure to look at the QVL for usable Ram installations.

2nd. If you're planning on OCing that 1100T you'll want/need a quality cooler, not just a 212 (mid performance) and by nature may not fit into your case. If you're set on air cooling you might look at a Scythe Mugen with P/P fans. I'd suggest checking into a Rasa 750 RX240 Water Cooling Kit and go with an external rear mount for the radiator. It'll save you from spending $50.00+ or so now, only to find out you wish you had bought something better and usually end up getting down the road anyway. Take the money you have now and invest it in a more permanent cooling solution and be done with it.

Another plus to the Rasa Kit would be it would allow the use of any Ram with no interference plus better/quieter cooling and leave room for expansion later on. (plus it WILL fit) http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
Edited by The Sandman - 10/8/11 at 7:51pm
 
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You have two things to watch for.

1st. Height of the heat sinks/shedders on that Ram (if I looked up the correct model) looks tall to fit under a lot of the performance air coolers. When choosing a cooler be sure to look at the QVL for usable Ram installations.

2nd. If you're planning on OCing that 1100T you'll want/need a quality cooler, not just a 212 (mid performance) and by nature may not fit into your case. If you're set on air cooling you might look at a Scythe Mugen with P/P fans. I'd suggest checking into a Rasa 750 RX240 Water Cooling Kit and go with an external rear mount for the radiator. It'll save you from spending $50.00+ or so now, only to find out you wish you had bought something better and usually end up getting down the road anyway. Take the money you have now and invest it in a more permanent cooling solution and be done with it.

Another plus to the Rasa Kit would be it would allow the use of any Ram with no interference plus better/quieter cooling and leave room for expansion later on. (plus it WILL fit) http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-rs-rx120.html
thermaltake has thier 760 2 bay liquid cooling system for 59.00 and its a good system and nice thing about it is it can be upgraded rather inexpensively
Edited by bo40 - 10/8/11 at 8:47pm
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I have limited budget to upgrade right now. Which 1 i should upgrade 1st? Cpu cooler or ram? using stock cpu cooler now as i sell off my Dark Knight already and using 2gb of corsair gaming ram. So which 1 should i upgrade 1st guys? is it ram?

1) Corsair h70
2) Corsair Vengeance 2x2Gb 1600Mhz CL9

Which of above i should buy 1st? ram or cpu cooler? Thx in advance for ur reply
post #11205 of 13131
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Originally Posted by trisx View Post
I have limited budget to upgrade right now. Which 1 i should upgrade 1st? Cpu cooler or ram? using stock cpu cooler now as i sell off my Dark Knight already and using 2gb of corsair gaming ram. So which 1 should i upgrade 1st guys? is it ram?

1) Corsair h70
2) Corsair Vengeance 2x2Gb 1600Mhz CL9

Which of above i should buy 1st? ram or cpu cooler? Thx in advance for ur reply
I will opt for more ram first. The cooling upgrade can come later.
     
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Yeah im thinking bout the same. So im going for the ram 1st coz my temp is cool enough as i dint oc the proc. Only OC'ed my Gc enough to play at good fps thou
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I have limited budget to upgrade right now. Which 1 i should upgrade 1st? Cpu cooler or ram? using stock cpu cooler now as i sell off my Dark Knight already and using 2gb of corsair gaming ram. So which 1 should i upgrade 1st guys? is it ram?

1) Corsair h70
2) Corsair Vengeance 2x2Gb 1600Mhz CL9

Which of above i should buy 1st? ram or cpu cooler? Thx in advance for ur reply
These are what I run. They OC like a beast. MaxxMem II score of 11.43 GB/sec. Don't be fooled by the name http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321 so many either look over these, or just aren't aware of how nice they really are.
 
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I apologize while I don't know what D.O.C.P. means

Dram overclock profile.
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sandman i have 1333 that i was going to put in my sli machine when i put sabertooth and 1100T in it later this week but im thinking of goin with corsair vengence 1600 whats your thoughts on that idea
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I apologize while I don't know what D.O.C.P. means

Dram overclock profile.
Thank you for the clarification Mistral. Much appreciated. +1

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