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Ram Clearance on a Dark Rock pro 3

Dobby240
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Hey all, I imagine this thread will be shut down quickly but how do I tell that the RAM I want to get will fit under the cooler I have?

Below is a near finished shopping list for my next PC. (The £0 is the stuff I already own) 

I had some questions about the Dark Rock pro3 I already own in regards to mounting and RAM clearance. 

 

- Can I mount the cooler anyway I want? (I understand that air flow is a key issue here)

If I were to mount the cooler with the fans pointing out back instead of straight up can I adjust the height of the actual fan on the heat spreader to accommodate the ram? Is this even possible?

 

- I would like 3200 MHz ram but can only find the taller heat spreader types. If the above is possible I'll get anything in my price range, If not what are my options? Get a new cooler?

 

The RAM in the list is the DDR4 version of what I already have and that has a clearance of about 5mm with the fan on the cooler pointing out the top of the case.

 

Thanks for the advice.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor £394.74 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For £0.00
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £154.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston - FURY 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £115.00 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston - FURY 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £115.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £0.00
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £164.99 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital - Blue 3 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card £452.40 @ Alza
Case NZXT - Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For £0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Optical Drive Samsung - SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For £0.00
Monitor BenQ - XL2430T 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor Purchased For £0.00
Keyboard Corsair - Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For £0.00
Mouse SteelSeries - Rival 310 Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For £0.00
Headphones Beyerdynamic - DT 770 PRO HT Headphones Purchased For £0.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £1397.11
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-24 22:50 GMT+0000  

 

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3 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

Fury is low profile so you should be good. You can always move the fan

So the cooler is able to rotate (as it were) on the bracket/socket? 

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Yes, the cooler can be rotated 90 degrees and mounted in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. Having the fan intake from the front of the case and exhaust out the rear is the preferred way to orient the cooler in traditional towers like the Phantom 630.

If you want faster ram, Vulcan is even shorter than Fury. 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/DHPzK8/team-vulcan-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-tlgd416g3000hc16cdc01

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Chhj4D/team-vulcan-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3000-memory-tlgd432g3000hc16cdc01

LPX also works if you really need 3200mhz for some reason. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YPX2FT/corsair-vengeance-lpx-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3200-memory-cmk32gx4m2b3200c16w

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6 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

Yes, the cooler can be rotated 90 degrees and mounted in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. Having the fan intake from the front of the case and exhaust out the rear is the preferred way to orient the cooler in traditional towers like the Phantom 630.

If you want faster ram, Vulcan is even shorter than Fury. 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/DHPzK8/team-vulcan-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-tlgd416g3000hc16cdc01

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Chhj4D/team-vulcan-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3000-memory-tlgd432g3000hc16cdc01

LPX also works if you really need 3200mhz for some reason. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YPX2FT/corsair-vengeance-lpx-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3200-memory-cmk32gx4m2b3200c16w

That's amazing thanks so much.

Im not sure what faster mhz does, iv watched a few ltt videos and read some guides but it seems like a good idea if you're thinking of overclocking. 

Thanks again

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8 hours ago, Dobby240 said:

That's amazing thanks so much.

Im not sure what faster mhz does, iv watched a few ltt videos and read some guides but it seems like a good idea if you're thinking of overclocking. 

Thanks again

On Intel platform its meaning for everyday use is pretty small. But with Ryzen you get most out of system by having fastest RAM you can afford.

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Can I just say that the advice here has been spot on. 

Done more research since last night and everything here is correct. 

Thanks all for taking the time for my questions. 

I'll consider the thread finished. 

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