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Trying to maximize my cooling and tidied up the best I could, any problems with it? I tried to do something with the PCI-E cables, but they're too short to route behind.
 

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Flip those hard drives around and route the cables behind.
 

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Do you think I should put the rear exhaust fan back? I took it out and my temps didn't change in OCCT.
 

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Do you think I should put the rear exhaust fan back? I took it out and my temps didn't change in OCCT.
When summertime comes that could make a difference.
 

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When summertime comes that could make a difference.
Yea, I think you're right. Put it back in and flipped the drives around. Thanks guys!
 

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Trying to maximize my cooling and tidied up the best I could, any problems with it? I tried to do something with the PCI-E cables, but they're too short to route behind.
Don't mean to barge in, but I've been searching around regarding memory clearance with a heatsink. I am getting the same 970A-UD3 motherboard along with the Xigmatek Gaia you have in the first picture. Is the fan of the Gaia blocking the 1st RAM slot? Or can you just barely squeeze a memory module in that?

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Don't mean to barge in, but I've been searching around regarding memory clearance with a heatsink. I am getting the same 970A-UD3 motherboard along with the Xigmatek Gaia you have in the first picture. Is the fan of the Gaia blocking the 1st RAM slot? Or can you just barely squeeze a memory module in that?

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Depends, you can play it safe and get some samsung low profile ram. Which is very good ram along with being low profile.

Making a new thread in the air cooling forums would probably be your best bet to get advice though.
 

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I have a Xigmatek Dark Knight II and it hovers almost right on, maybe a cm or 2 above the slot for the 1st ram slot. I could put another one in it. Which I might do in the future. Yet I can't put anything like the Corsair Vengeance in it without the heatsinks on the ram being in the way.
 

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I have a Xigmatek Dark Knight II and it hovers almost right on, maybe a cm or 2 above the slot for the 1st ram slot. I could put another one in it. Which I might do in the future. Yet I can't put anything like the Corsair Vengeance in it without the heatsinks on the ram being in the way.
Fortunately, I won't be going any higher than 2x4GB, and as far as I understand, you have to populate the RAM slots starting furthest away from the CPU socket, which means it won't matter if the 1st RAM slot is blocked.

Again, don't mean to barge in, but since this thread and image was here already, thought to throw in the quick question. Thanks for the help!
 

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The cooler does hover over the first RAM slot, if you have big heat spreaders then you might have to move the RAM into the other slots.
 

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The cooler does hover over the first RAM slot, if you have big heat spreaders then you might have to move the RAM into the other slots.
Nothing wrong with that I guess? I see that you yourself have moved your RAM over to the right.
 

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Nothing wrong with that I guess? I see that you yourself have moved your RAM over to the right.
Only because it helps with install/removal of RAM as well as giving room for my hands to reach the cooler thumb screws.
 
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