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Hi guys!
I'm currently in the process of setting up my first computer build.

I plan on getting:
Asus P8P67-PRO v3 Intel Mainboard
Intel i5-2500K CPU LGA1155
Corsair 8GB (2x Vengeance 4GB)

I need help on choosing a good CPU Cooler that can still fit with my 2 vengeance memory sticks.
I really wanted a Noctua NH-D14 but after some reading, I noticed many people using this mobo and vengeance memory were having trouble with the nh-d14.confused.gif

The two questions I would like to be answered are:
-Will I be able to fit a Noctua NH-D14 with the x2 vengeance on this mobo?
-If not, what are some good alternatives that WILL fit and are similar in price and cooling?

Thanks in advance!
    
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post #2 of 37
Just take the heat spreaders off the RAM..it is next to worthless anyway.

Then your options are completely open smile.gif
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post #3 of 37
+1 for what blah blah blah said, get ram that dosnt have a spreader or remove it as they are compleatly useless!!
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post #4 of 37
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Do I have to remove them a certain way?
Or do I just charge in with a pair of scissors?
    
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post #5 of 37
Mushkin ram with frostbyte heat spreaders will fit under the D14.

Mushkin998691.jpg
Edited by Riou - 4/20/11 at 8:46am
post #6 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varrkarus;13202002 
Do I have to remove them a certain way?
Or do I just charge in with a pair of scissors?

It depends..not sure how they work on this series of RAM. Sometimes they pop off, sometimes they screw off, sometimes they are glued on so you have to just sand down the tops..will wait for someone more familiar with these sticks to comment.

Edit: If you haven't purchased already, you can just cut the vengeance out of the build and go for low profile cheaper RAM (there is no advantage anyway).
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post #7 of 37
ahh i had the same problem with that RAM and the corsair a70. I had to put the RAM in slots 2/4 and mount the a70 so the airflow is vertical (which is fine). The heatsink still touches the RAM though.
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post #8 of 37
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I'm gonna go ahead and use the cpu heatsink along with the vengeance memory and see how it goes...
As for the heat spreaders, some removal tips would be great in case they don't fit.
    
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Thanks guys biggrin.gif
    
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post #10 of 37
You're in luck! I have a Noctua NH-D14 and Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB (CAS 9) installed in an ASUS P8P67 Pro with no problems. The heatspreaders must be removed to fit Vengeance under the D14, but it's pretty easy to get them off.

Here's how you do it: There is a sticker that wraps around the top of the heatspreaders. Take a knife and cut along the middle of this sticker, from side to side. Then just gently pry it open and pull them apart. I did it from the top, rather than trying to pry it open from the bottom side. After you get them off there will be some glue on the chips that you'll want to remove. That's it!

Here is a picture of how it looks with the heatspreaders removed:

corsairvegeancenoheatsp.jpg

I will admit that I haven't had any lucky getting this memory stable at 1866MHz, which was the plan. I'm going to be installing a couple of Slip Stream 140s in my case tomorrow though, maybe that will help.

Either way, I won't be losing any sleep over it, since the difference was approximately 21.5 GB/sec at 1600 8-8-8-21-1T vs 22.5 GB/sec at 1866 9-9-9-27-2T (any lower and it wouldn't boot). The benchmark was done in MaxxMem2.

I hope this helps. You're going to have one fast rig, that's for sure smile.gif
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