I have bought the ASRock Fatal1ty Killer LGA 1150 motherboard, along with the Corsair Vengeance Blue RAM with the rather large heatspreads. I've read that numerous boards have issues supporting these RAM sticks with aftermarket coolers, and I was wondering if this board faced the same issue? I plan on overclocking down the road and so obviously I'd get an aftermarket cooler. So would the cooler block the first RAM slot like it does on many other boards? Would running A2 B2 change my performance at all, since I don't plan on getting more than 8gb of RAM in the near or distant future? I know the low profile is an option, but I've already purchased this one.
Also, this is a more n00b question, but my motherboard has come already and has the whole perimeter of it covered in foam that is ziptied to it. Is that to remain on or should i take it off? I ask because the zip ties are rather rigid, and maybe the foam helps with fitting, support, and vibration noise or something? I'm just making this up as I go haha. So a real explanation would be helpful.
If anyone has any further questions let me know.
As far as I know the RAM is either 50-52mm tall, from what I've seen different people post.
And the option of flipping the coolers the opposite way is out too I believe because the Killer board has something on the other side that blocks it (I'm not exactly sure what it is/does)
The three coolers I've considered is the cooler master hyper 212 evo, noctua nh-d14, and the corsair h100i. The price and cooling performance of the three aren't a huge factor because they're all good enough for me and worth what they can do, I just need to know if only 1 of the 3 is compatible or whatever to help me make my decision.