Despite the Predator moniker, the Kingston HyperX Predators are far from being invisible and even further from being called 'ugly'. Like the rest of Kingston's memory lineup, the HyperX Predator makes its presence known with dramatic use of color. The anodized aluminum heat spreaders sport a very bright shade of blue along with a large black Kingston X and white lettering for a nice contrast. The front edge is heavily notched with upturned ends, as if the heat spreader is fraying as a result of the DIMM trying to escape its protective shell. Seen from the side, the fins form a v-shaped channel with increased surface area for better heat dissapation. Compared to the design of its predecessor the HyperX T1, the T2 Predator is slightly shorter, but still stands an impressive 47.9mm in height due to the massive heat spreaders that nearly double the size of the DIMM. The size of the spreaders and their visually-arresting color means that the relatively small amount of exposed green PCB goes easily unnoticed (although for a higher-end gamer kit, we'd love to see a black PCB), however their size could spell trouble for someone with a cramped motherboard or particularly large CPU cooler.
Our kits barely fit alongside our Cooler Master TPC 812 heatsink and fan in the Channel B slots furthest from the CPU socket, and also partially blocks the fan's incoming airflow, although this is great for the RAM itself. The only sure best that these will fit in any circumstance is an all-in-one watercooling setup or a relatively small HSF, so choose wisely based upon your motherboard and cooler choice.