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i7 920 + Rampage II Gene, clearance for cooler?

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Hey,

I'll be changing my Nexus 600W PSU for an Antec 850W CP-850 CPX because I'm having some issues with my GTX580 under heavy load at the moment. I figured that since I have to screw around inside the box anyway, I might as well switch out the stock cooler on the i7.

So, I was looking at Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow mostly, but I noticed from some of the pictures that people posted that it has an extremely narrow clearance for RAM and other stuff that might be positioned around the CPU slot. Looking inside, I don't think the RAM would be an issue, they seem to be adjustable on the sides, but what I did notice is that the mobo I use, Asus Rampage II Gene, has a passive cooler placed right next to the CPU slot and it's rather high.

I wonder if anyone knows if it would be a problem with these particular coolers?



The quality isn't particularly good, camera doesn't apparently like darkness too much, but it looks rather cramped in there even with stock, so.. Yeah.
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post #2 of 4
it won't be an issue with that board. get the nh-d14. It is an amazing air cooler and second to none.
 
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post #3 of 4
Both D14 and SA will clear. Go with SA, it cools better and is much quieter.

I run both, if I had to choose one; then the D14 would need to start packing.
    
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From Shaolin95s post.. That thing looks masssssive. I really do wonder how it can possibly fit in there x_x

Well, I guess 1 way to find out is to try..

Thanks, I'll take both under consideration and (roll a die)decide which one to go for.

I also hope the mobo powercable doesn't block it. The Gene isn't all that wide so it's maybe closer to the CPU than usual.
Edited by Zerfall - 2/7/11 at 7:45am
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