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Will the Be quiet! Dark rock pro 3 fit on my Asrock Z79m motherboard?

sjbax09

65 months ago

I was wondering in anyone knows if i could fit the Be quiet! Dark rock pro 3 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk019) CPU cooler on my Asrock motherboard (http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/Z97M-ITXac/ ) since I've heard that it can get in the way of some RAM slots on some boards. I'm using 2 channel Ripjaw X series RAM (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8gbxm).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VcPJBm

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  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Get the non pro Dark Rock 3. It's narrower. Are all ram slots filled? If not you have plenty of room. Otherwise you'll need something like the Evo 212.

For the most part these air coolers are fairly compact, it's the fan that overhangs. At worst you just have to put the fan on the other side in a pull config. It works just fine.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping the RAM slots might be far enough away Plus I just made the build the other day. Not worth replacing the RAM Any other quiet, good performance CPU coolers that don't get in the way of things?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Noctua NH-U12S:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s

Noctua NH-U14S if you have enough clearance for a 165 mm tall cooler:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s

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