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Which air cooler for the Asus Rampage II Gene?

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Hey. So I'm getting an Asus Rampage II Gene, and an i7 920. I plan on overclocking it as much as possible, and would like a good cooler to pair up with this motherboard. What concerns me is the spacing between the cpu and the ram, because it looks like there is less space than on most motherboards. I've been considering the Corsair H50/60/70 as an alternative, but would really like to try to spend about $50 if possible.

Is there a good cpu cooler for this motherboard that will clear ram for about $50 before having to go with the h50, or even a noctua nh-d14? I've considered the Thermaltake Frio, will that cover both ram slots 1&2?

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post #2 of 4
Lots of people like this cooler. For that price, you really can't go wrong.
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Seriously considering the Corsair H50 now, I can get one on amazon for $60 with free shipping :|! Thanks for the suggestion though, those coolers get hella praise.
Cletus
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i7 4770k Asus Z87 Gene Asus GTX 970 Strix Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Plextor 128gb SSD, WD 1TB Black, WD 2TB Black Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 Asus VH238H 23" 1080p 
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Mushkin Enhanced 800W Lian Li PC-A05N Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 
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Cletus
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Plextor 128gb SSD, WD 1TB Black, WD 2TB Black Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 Asus VH238H 23" 1080p 
PowerCaseAudio
Mushkin Enhanced 800W Lian Li PC-A05N Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 
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The only issue is the wimpy NB/MOSFET HSF. I had that board and cooling the X58 & MOSFETs wasn't a fun task...
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