Memory clearance is something which many system builders and enthusiasts are eager to discover since this will ascertain whether a memory kit will be compatible with the CPU cooler or not. To demonstrate this a low profile memory kit is used.
NH-D14 SE2011 installed without fans
NH-D14 SE2011 installed with fans
As you can see there is approximately 4cm for the total height of the memory sticks (including heatsink). This will allow for the installation of some memory kits but not others. For example, standard Corsair Vengeance will not fit when combined with NH-D14 SE 2011.
An observation of memory clearance
Approximately 4cm of clearance for memory