Scythe Infinity cooler on eVGA 680i board v. RAM Clearance?

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  1. Lucifer

    Lucifer New Member

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    Putting a new gaming system together and just ordered the eVGA 680i mobo and 2GB of Corsair Dominator ram.

    One question, has anyone used a Scythe Infinity heatsink with the Dominator ram? I've read a few reviews and it seems like the two might hit. :noes: :wtc:
     
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    Links would help.
     
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    If you've read threads saying the heatsink and the ram will hit when installed on the evga 680i mobo then that's the answer.

    If the threads only mentioned the heatsink and the ram then you have to take into consideration what motherboard was used.

    I have the 680i and a tuniq tower. Also have crucial 10th anniversary ram. No clearence issues and the tuniq is massive.
     
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    Looking at that setup, I'd be more worried about the heatsink colliding with the chipset cooler than the RAM, but either way that heatsink is excessive. You don't need your CPU to be room-temperature, you just need it to stay cool enough to keep from shutting off at 100% usage. That heatsink will do more than you really need; consider getting a nice Zalman heatsink -- one of the round copper ones with the 11ty billion fins.
     

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