Coolermaster V8 fit my motherboard?

davegl1234

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Hi, I have been trying to find a decent cpu cooler that will fit in my motherboard with 4 sticks of Corsair Dominator RAM that have heat spreaders.

My motherboard is the Asus M3N-HD:
http://uk.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=149&l3=659&l4=0&model=2139&modelmenu=1

At first i was thinking about the Sunbeam Core contact freezer or the Thermalright Ultra, but with the RAM slots so close to the cpu I'm not sure I would fit a 120mm fan blowing towards the rear of the case, and with the high RAM i don't think they would sit over them either.

Although the Coolermaster is wider, with the fan in centre there is more or less the same distance from the centre of the cooler to the RAM side of the cooler as with the sunbeam or thermalright heatsinks when fans attached. Frostytech mention that the 'bulk' of the coolermaster cooler is raised 58mm which would theoretically clear the Dominators (52mm).

Has anyone with a similarly layed out board and RAM managed this?

(I have an antec 300 case, but looking at the dimensions i think it will fit, but let me know if anyone has had any trouble)

Thanks
 

mark_k

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Sorry try it now.