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Dark Rock 4 vs AIO - Help?

Dreadvolt
  • 14 months ago

I had decided on using the be quiet! Dark Rock 4 cooler in my new build, but now I'm afraid that it won't work with the rest of my expected setup, mainly my Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB memory that is apparently super tall or something.

I'm really hoping someone here can confirm one way or another if it'll be a problem or not with my desired setup.

I already have the case and RAM. The case should be fine from a depth perspective. I think I'm pretty set on either the AORUS Ultra or Pro board, and both are apparently compatible with the DR4 as far as be quiet's website goes. Really just looking to know if anyone has first hand knowledge if this will all play nice together.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KVYTRJ

If the DR4 and RAM won't play nice, any recommendations on a really solid AIO?

Thanks.

Edit: This (https://www.bequiet.com/admin/ImageServer.php?ID=a526ea15681@be-quiet.net&omitPreview=true&.jpg) leads me to believe that if the RAM modules do fit, it will at best cost me my 1st RAM slot. At worst the height still may be too much.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I had decided on using the be quiet! Dark Rock 4 cooler in my new build, but now I'm afraid that it won't work with the rest of my expected setup, mainly my Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB memory that is apparently super tall or something.

If you have the intention to get an quad Ram kit, the first Ram slot will be blocked.

But with an dual kit configuration (like the below), in the Ram slots 2-4 there shouldn't be a problem.

CPU | 1 (2) 3 (4)

Example:

https://cdn.pcpartpicker.com/static/forever/images/userbuild/238580.863beaf0febcb23d2497fbf9ac2a6bb9.1600.jpg

System in question: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LjgNZR

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! Both your answer, and the build listed. Thank you very much, now it's time to decide if I'm cool dropping Ram expand-ability for stylish yet functional air cooling.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

Good luck with your build. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

If your ram still doesn't play nice, I would get the Enermax Liqfusion

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Enermax eh? Tell me more please?

I had primarily been looking at the following AIOs and just flat out gotten frustrated:

Kraken x62 (pretty and matches the case)

EVGA CLC 280 (Toms Hardware 280mm AIO winner/recommendation) - Both use the same Asetek pump and seem to benchmark the sameish so to me it's a difference of RGB options, fans, and support. From what I've read CAM software from NZXT and these particular pumps haven't been super, but I've never used an AIO so wtf do I know?

Corsair's CoolIT powered offerings - seems everyone in a computer store recommends Corsair https://www.coolitsystems.com/enthusiast/ I've heard that CoolITs pump and firmware is really solid, however finding corsair reviews that are specific to these models is difficult, as Corsair also uses the Asetek pump in some of their AIOs

or be quiet's Silent Loop 280 which is for some reason unavailable in Canada, but can be picked up elsewhere. Really haven't seen anything negative about this AIO, however, and I believe it's one of the only to offer both a copper base plate, and a copper radiator.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Enermax isn't constrained to Asetek designed parts, and Tweaktown gave it an 82% in their review

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