Hey everybody, new guy here.
I'm doing my second build and have discovered I may have an airflow problem.
Here's the specs on what I'm working with:
Case: CM HAF-X
Mobo: ASUS M4A88TD-V (AM3)
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 x4
Heatsink: AC Freezer 64 Pro
On the mobo, the cpu socket is really a little too close to the DIMM slots. See here
The mount is parallel to those DIMM slots which would mean that if I mount the heatsink as it should be, it will hang over the DIMMs and I may lose a slot (or g*d forbid, 2). If I mount it backwards, there's no overhand issues, but it would be directly competing with the 120mm exhaust fan on the back of the case.
So should I mount it facing correctly and sacrifice a DIMM slot or let it compete with the exhaust fan? Any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks.