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Will nafhjy's custom mount for Xigmatek Dark Knight allow all 4 RAM slots to be used?

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...or should I just dump my money and go H50?
I'm now considering purchasing (or winning, whichever happens ) 8GB of better, taller RAM that certainly won't fit under my heatsink & fans so I'm wondering if mounting it the right way will allow so much RAM to fit and everything to just work better I guess
Also, will I need to remove the existing mobo backplate to use nafhjy's mount? I don't have a problem with removing the motherboard, though my mom might: my house is a MESS.
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being a w/c addict myself i think you sould go with the h50 so you can fit taller ram and get good temps
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Yeah it will let you use all 4 slots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSC04114.jpg
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post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Yeah it will let you use all 4 slots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...o/DSC04114.jpg
Excellent, but it seems really close. If I do end up winning that Mushkin RAM contest though, I might as well use the extra money, purchase an H50 and enjoy the temps. I'm going to have to see if an H50 will fit a CM 690's rear fan slot though.
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Excellent, but it seems really close. If I do end up winning that Mushkin RAM contest though, I might as well use the extra money, purchase an H50 and enjoy the temps. I'm going to have to see if an H50 will fit a CM 690's rear fan slot though.
H50 will fit.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
H50 will fit.
Sounds good.

What I plan to do is push-pull the H50 as a rear intake, so that the rising heat can come out through the top fans and what doesn't come out there comes out the front in a semi-wind tunnel effect. This will also help in pulling heat from the video card and RAM up. I'm just not sure if 2x63CFM 140mm's are powerful enough for this; they don't seem to be pushing a lot of air through the top grills, though a lot of heat is coming up. Granted, the air has to go through two honeycombs (a first layer next to the fan and the case layer) at the top, so I might as well cut the first layer out with some heavy-duty scissors as I don't have the tools or time to cut out the more upperly layer. I'm planning to also cut out the rear honeycomb and put a fan grill there. Will this work for me? I'm worried because if I end up with positive pressure then I'm stuck with hot air which heats up my CPU and RAM and motherboard.
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No that'll work with you. But I do suggest cutting the grills for sure. This will cut down on noise and increase airflow.
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post #8 of 9
in tator's picture, it looks close because the fan is on the right side but if you flip it, it won't look as close as that. but from there, its more of preference of do you want push or pull on your fan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
in tator's picture, it looks close because the fan is on the right side but if you flip it, it won't look as close as that. but from there, its more of preference of do you want push or pull on your fan.
Even though it's close, the fins on RAM sticks like Dominators will sit just in front of the fan.
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