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I have Corsair Dominator RAM, with 3 of the 4 top heatsinks remove (spine-sinks is what I usually call them). The 212+ is facing front/back, and has 2 fans on it. Both are 38mm thick. The rear fan sits all the way down on the heatsink. The other fan sits about 6mm higher, and is even with the tops of the heatpipes at the very top of the heatsink. The fan covers nearly 3 RAM slots, but is easy to remove if I need to get to the RAM. Otherwise, it works extremely well, and a 25mm thick fan will cover less. The board I'm using is a Gigabyte 890fxa-UD5, which seems to have standard spacing between the socket and DIMMs.
The heatsink will fit in front/back or top/bottom configuration, depending on how the X-brace is swiveled.
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post #12 of 15
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So.. You're telling me you have to remove your RAM heatsinks to 212+ to fit?.

Will the Scythe Mugen 2 be smaller/taller for my RAM not to collide with it?
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post #13 of 15
If a single fan is used in "pull" mode, that is, seated on the rear of the heatsink, blowing toward the back of the case, nothing is in the way of anything. If a second fan is moved, the spine-sinks need to be removed, unless you have a very wide case, or no side fan near the heatsink. It's not a big deal, as a small allen wrench takes them off, and it's an advertising point from Corsair.
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post #14 of 15
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Ohh, you pull air in fornt-to-back mode. Good idea!.

Does putting fan on pull mode raises temps? and by how many(estimated)
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post #15 of 15
I didn't see any difference between single fan in pull or push mode. I also ran the fan it came with at full speed. It was dead silent to me, and my hard drives were louder. It's not that way now, with the two high flow fans (~130 CFM each), but I wanted higher performance for OCing, along with better static pressure, and this thing responds quite well to two fans.

Yeah, I did not want to be blowing air off the video card and into the power supply, or vice versa, as that's just retarded. Inline helps overall system airflow.
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