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I plan to put the Dark Rock Pro 4 on an AORUS PRO WIFI, with some RAM that I've heard is 49mm tall (Corsair Vengeance LED) but the clearance on the cooler is 40 for the fan. It appears that you can move the fan on the cooler however, could I make it work with my tall RAM? (I'm getting the RAM with a really great deal). My case is a Carbide 275R, and I'm also not sure if the cooler will fit in the case- thank you for your help!

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/F3gzK8/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-505-cfm-cpu-cooler-bk022

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/N6gzK8/gigabyte-z390-aorus-pro-wifi-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-aorus-pro-wifi

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QjWfrH/corsair-carbide-series-275r-white-wtempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011133-ww

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Question - Why do you want RGB ram if it will be covered by the cooler?

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2 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Question - Why do you want RGB ram if it will be covered by the cooler?

instant 420% fps /s

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14 minutes ago, epicbluebanana7 said:

I plan to put the Dark Rock Pro 4 on an AORUS PRO WIFI, with some RAM that I've heard is 49mm tall (Corsair Vengeance LED) but the clearance on the cooler is 40 for the fan. It appears that you can move the fan on the cooler however, could I make it work with my tall RAM? (I'm getting the RAM with a really great deal). My case is a Carbide 275R, and I'm also not sure if the cooler will fit in the case- thank you for your help!

The cooler stands 163mm tall, with 40mm of clearance of height at that fan position. Your ram is 49mm tall, so you would need to move the fan at LEAST 9mm upwards to make room. The height measurement on the be quiet! website seems to measure to the top of the endcaps on the cooler, so I will assume you can move the fan 2mm before the fan is the same level as the top of the cooler before increasing overall height, meaning the cooler is 7mm taller with the fan adjusted to meet the requirement of the RAM, bring the total cooler height to 170mm.

 

The Corsair 275r max CPU Cooler height is 170mm....

 

It's a VERY tight fit. I'm not confident it will worked being only based on assumptions, but there's at least a chance it could fit. If nothing else the fan will be pressed against he glass.

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It is not the fan that hits the ram but the cooler itself.

 

If you have a case like the SilverStone RL06BR-GP that is about 8" wide the second fan will not fit at all.

 

I have a Dark Rock Pro 4 sitting in a box. I was going to go into my Son's build but it did not clear the ram. Luckily I had a new Noctua NH-D15 lying around so we used that.

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Nope, for the Pro 4 cooler the max clearance even after raising the fan is 44mm (just enough to fit the Trident Z RGB below it). The limitation is the fan clips, they are much wider comparing to say Noctua D15's fan clips which really limits how far up you can lift the fan

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15 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Question - Why do you want RGB ram if it will be covered by the cooler?

Because I'm getting 4 sticks of it from a friend for 100 bucks

11 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

The cooler stands 163mm tall, with 40mm of clearance of height at that fan position. Your ram is 49mm tall, so you would need to move the fan at LEAST 9mm upwards to make room. The height measurement on the be quiet! website seems to measure to the top of the endcaps on the cooler, so I will assume you can move the fan 2mm before the fan is the same level as the top of the cooler before increasing overall height, meaning the cooler is 7mm taller with the fan adjusted to meet the requirement of the RAM, bring the total cooler height to 170mm.

 

The Corsair 275r max CPU Cooler height is 170mm....

 

It's a VERY tight fit. I'm not confident it will worked being only based on assumptions, but there's at least a chance it could fit. If nothing else the fan will be pressed against he glass.

Someone said later that the fan clips prevent the fan from being moved up more than 4 extra mm

9 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Nope, for the Pro 4 cooler the max clearance even after raising the fan is 44mm (just enough to fit the Trident Z RGB below it). The limitation is the fan clips, they are much wider comparing to say Noctua D15's fan clips which really limits how far up you can lift the fan

Does the dark rock 4 (no pro) remedy any of these issues? I can't really tell if it hangs over the ram slots any from the research I've done

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1 minute ago, epicbluebanana7 said:

Someone said later that the fan clips prevent the fan from being moved up more than 4 extra mm

I'm not familiar with the fan clips on the DBP4, so that's quite possible.

2 minutes ago, epicbluebanana7 said:

Does the dark rock 4 (no pro) remedy any of these issues? I can't really tell if it hangs over the ram slots any from the research I've done

The DB4 Still overhangs RAM so the ram would need to be low profile

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6 minutes ago, epicbluebanana7 said:

Does the dark rock 4 (no pro) remedy any of these issues? I can't really tell if it hangs over the ram slots any from the research I've done

Still hangs over the memory slot

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Hv7WGX

 

The Cryorig R1 Universal and H5 Universal doesnt, that's for sure

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Okay- maybe a change of pace. What can I take off this RAM specifically to make it shorter? I've heard stories about people removing heat spreaders from their RAM sticks to make them shorter. I'm not getting them for their LEDs, I'm getting them for their price after all

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Still hangs over the memory slot

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Hv7WGX

 

The Cryorig R1 Universal and H5 Universal doesnt, that's for sure

You're totally right! I'll have to look into those too- I wish they were as slick as the dark rock though :(

 

Update: Just discovered you can buy covers to make the cooler look nice

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More research!
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On 3/27/2019 at 7:32 AM, epicbluebanana7 said:

Okay- maybe a change of pace. What can I take off this RAM specifically to make it shorter? I've heard stories about people removing heat spreaders from their RAM sticks to make them shorter. I'm not getting them for their LEDs, I'm getting them for their price after all

You can peel or pry off the heatspreaders after heating them up if you're careful but I'd recommend just having a compatible cooler in the first place instead. 

 

The DRP4 should fit just fine. Here's an example: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/hhGG3C

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