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Cpu cooler compatible with MSI z87 g45 gaming with high profile memory

segacanuck

73 months ago

Hi there anyone have experience mounting a decent cpu cooler with this motherboard (MSI z87 g45 gaming) and tall memory? I have all 4 dimms populated with Ripjaws X series and I'm trying to find a good cooler that wont block the closest slot. From what I have been able to gather the 212 evo wont work and I kind of wanted to stay air cooling as opposed to water. Any ideas? Cooling a 4670k and I'd like to try some mild overclocking. thanks in advance.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Noctua NH-U12S should fit memory with tall heatspreaders.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I had no idea any Noctua cooler would work, after checking this one out it looks like it will fit fine.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. That particular model avoids clearance issue entirely, by not covering the memory expansion slots at all.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe this one. It looks kinda of small

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps5xperforma

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Most decent air coolers will partially block the first slot, unless you move the fan a few mm up, or get low profile RAM. I'm pretty sure you can move the fan on the hyper 212 evo

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

While you would prefer air, the easiest way is definitely going to be a CLC for this type of build.

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