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What cooler for AM3 is there that does not block the RAM slots? I currently have a Xigmatek ST-1283 that blocks the RAM slots on AM3 boards.
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Scythe Mugen II may help you.
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post #3 of 24
H50 would be another option.
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Cm v8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
Cm v8
+1 thats what I have.
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by vrm4 View Post
H50 would be another option.
Notice how there is a $40-50 dollar price gap from your recommendation to him asking about the Xigmatek Dark Knight/Balder? If the OP has the cash that's a good recommendation, but a Prolimatech megahalem, Thermalright Venomous X, Noctua NH-D14, Cogage Arrow and or Titan Fenrir would be a better cooling option. The Xigmaktek Balder should more than enough if just doing minor overclocking. If going to 4.0Ghz+ then it would be a good idea to consider those high end coolers.

@ the CMV8 - No offense, but for the price that cooler is a ripoff compared to what else is out there. At 50-60 dollars it cost as much as some of the high end coolers and cools considerably worse than them as well. For it's price range you could get the Titan Fenrir which cool much better. The Zalman Performa (never thought I'd say this) is another good midrange priced cooler that would beat the CM V8 by a good amount.
Edited by Blackhawk4 - 6/9/10 at 6:45am
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post #7 of 24
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Would these coolers block the RAM slots? as my ST-1283 does?
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnQ View Post
Would these coolers block the RAM slots? as my ST-1283 does?
If they've got tall heatsinks they might. I've got G.Skill ripjaws and they are tall heatsinks, but with as 120x25mm Cooler master blade master fan they don' block them. They do touch however, but they don't do any harm. The Megahalem out of all them would be the most likely to touch if mine doesn't do any harm to it then I highly doubt the others would block it. I know for a fact the Noctua won't block it and neither will the cogage arrow. The venomous X shouldn't block it, because it's a little smaller than the Megahalem and the Titan fenrir shouldn't because it as well is smaller than the Megahalem.
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post #9 of 24
Maybe if you list your motherboard model we can give you a little more information.
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post #10 of 24
i would say the CM hyper 212+ cooler but i just looked on newegg and its $60 now!!! *** i got mine for like $30 4 months ago
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