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Noctua NH-D14 + Rampage iii Formula + Corsair Dominator

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I'm thinking about purchasing the Noctua NH-D14 but I'm not sure if it would fit in my system with the the northbridge fan that comes on the rampage iii formula as well as corsair dominator ram, so I'm suspecting that I will have to instead get an h70 or something.

If anyone has tried this setup or a similar one or if anyone has any possible solutions, please let me know.
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The NH-D14 should fit just fine on R3F mobo. That NB fan is optional and most of the members here don't use it (link to R3F club). I've been running just fine without it for a few months now.

As for the Dominators, you'll just have to remove those tall cooling fins (maybe only on the one closest to the cooler).

Here's the link to NH-D14 FAQ in case you need it.



Edit: if I were you, I'd be more worry about whether or not the cooler is gonna fit in the case (since you didn't specify which case you're using).
Edited by reaper~ - 1/11/11 at 8:50pm
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post #3 of 5
You could also move the front fan UP so that it clear the RAM. Still might have to take off the screw on fins though. Not that DDR3 gets incredibly hot, at least not hot enough to go nuclear without a set of screw on fins. Lol.

I say get the NH-D14. My 950 loves it and she's overcocked to 4ghz. idles at 29*, loads no higher than 65* in prime.
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post #4 of 5
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Okay so it will fit without the fins and northbridge fan, good to know.

And I assume the Silver Arrow would fit fine with this setup as well?
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Oh, and the case I will be using is a haf 922
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