Hey there -
It was a little snug, don't get me wrong, but it worked and I was able to install the RAM correctly without issue to the system. The fan and the RAM are right up against each other, but it still works.
I wanted the monitor for the 144hz and the vertical pivot option, and I don't mind the 8pin connector at all. Thanks for the feedback!
I thought that as well, seeing as the case fan is there too. I was told differently when I called up Cooler Master (asked them for help in regards to the thermal compound issue). They stated that's how it should be done. But now that you say that and I thought that initially, I'm going to go in and switch it tonight.