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p8p67 pro & 212+ too tight a squeeze?

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Hey guys,

Excited about upgrading to the new sandy bridge 2500k hotness and it seems that the p8p67 pro is the way to go. I'd like to OC and the 212+ heatsink is widely recommended but the googles told me in order to fit 4 sticks of ram I will have to switch the fan's position to pull the air from the heatskink.

I'm not planning on extreme overclocking and I'm hoping that this doesn't affect the temperature that much. What do you guys think? Does all this sound reasonable?

Thanks for any feedback! smile.gif
Edited by FuzzyOnion - 4/21/11 at 8:51am
post #2 of 8
I don't think you'll have a problem with 4 sticks of ram with that heatsink.

I'm using the Noctua http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-018-_-Product cooler which is even bigger and I didn't have to offset the fan at all; although there's only a couple millimeters between the ram and the fan.

Make sure you're not using ram that has a very tall heat sink.
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I'm using the Noctua http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-018-_-Product cooler which is even bigger and I didn't have to offset the fan at all; although there's only a couple millimeters between the ram and the fan.

That thing is huge! But it looks like it has plenty of ground clearance...

I bought these guys: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324

Hopefully they're small enough to clear the 212+, I just wish there was a way to confirm this before pulling the trigger on the motherboard/heatsink
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Originally Posted by FuzzyOnion;13215527 
That thing is huge! But it looks like it has plenty of ground clearance...

I bought these guys: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324

Hopefully they're small enough to clear the 212+, I just wish there was a way to confirm this before pulling the trigger on the motherboard/heatsink

You'll be fine! thumb.gif

I just completed my i7-2600K SB build using the same components as what you're planning: ASUS P8P67 PRO (B3) motherboard, memory (Corsair XMS3 8 GB) and HSF (Cooler Master Hyper 212+) and they fit with plenty of clearances, even though I only have two sticks of RAM (4GBx2, same Newegg SKU# that you posted). Are you planning on 16 GB of RAM? smile.gif

See attached photos (especially the second one, if you zoom in).

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Edited by onedollarinmywallet - 4/21/11 at 9:22am
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Woah! That's perfect! I do plan on putting in 16 gigs of ram but judging by your picture they should fit fine. Thank you for posting the images! I'm pulling the trigger! Woo!
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My Hyper 212+ leaves me with about 1-2mm of space between the heatsink and the ram. You should be fine. Just make sure to check temps and reseat if needed.
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As long as you're using low profile RAM (no reason not to since heat spreaders are next to worthless) you will be just fine. If you already bought the RAM and it has spreaders, find instructions for how to remove them or sand them down smile.gif

No biggie!
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Cool, thanks for all the help everyone! Looking forward to playing with the uefi and seeing how far I can go while remaining cool and stable. Hoping it'll be a killer rendering/gaming rig. Thanks again for the help!
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