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.
Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme dwarfs the Intel X79 motherboard to which its attached and almost gives the illusion of it being a M-ATX motherboard.
Installation complete – without cooling fans
Installation complete – with TY143s attached
The large heatsink has no problems with the accompanied low-profile memory. Though adding memory with taller heatsinks could prove problematic if they are installed on the nearest slots. Memory modules which are over 3cm in total height will have trouble fitting underneath the cooler.
Memory is free from obstruction
Up to 3cm approx. clearance for memory