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    Default Full Watercooling?

    I'm talking Motherboards here.....Does anyone cool everything?.....CPU, NB, SB, Voltage regulators.

    So far I've bought and built (but not run pending this decision) PA120.3, GTZ, EK NB block, D5Vario (with EK top)

    I'm at the point where I must decide to remove all the stock cooling (before I run it and harden the adhesive)

    Votes or comments then please full watercooling? or no?
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    This is for your current setup ? Q6600? if yes i would watercool everything as the nb and sb gets pretty toasty

    If your referring to watcooling a i7 rig then i would not advise as the nb and sb of i7 dont run hot

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    Yes this is tfor the qx9650 on my second max formula...effectively I'm trying to decide if I should cool SB and voltage regulators
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    Me:rolleyes:....and pics from the reviews http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=687&page=6

    Here are my thought;
    MOSFET don't run as hot as NB or SB. So it is not necessary to WC the mosfets, air cool is sufficient unless you like the watercooling look.

    SB: if you have dual grfx cards (SLI or Crossfire) it will produce as much heat as the NB, so it's all depend on your rig config.

    About Maximus heatpipe, it is a two piece heatsinks, MOSFET is one and the other is NB/SB, if you remove the NB sink then you have to decide to WC the SB or air cool it. The MOSFET is a seperate piece so you can reuse it.

    LGA775 platform do need to concentrate on CPU/NB and i7 is only the CPU. I plan only to WC the CPU when I build the i7 and the Gfrx, that it is. You'll save at least $150 without MOSFET/SB blocks and $200 without MOSFET/NB/SB blocks.

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    I think I will do it all ....Like you say the look does matter this time I think and provided that everything is successful I expect to keep this rig for a while.

    Besides, I'd like to post some nice pics sometime
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    yeah post you pics will you?
    I know you're been working on custom build WC setup. Were you thinking about doing water chiller with a A/C or refridgerator?

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    All the bits I've "collected" so far are fridge based r134a units ...Tomorrow I'm picking up a beer chiller (just for fun and to see if it would work as a stand alone unit) might even use it for beer!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Me:rolleyes:....and pics from the reviews http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=687&page=6

    Here are my thought;
    MOSFET don't run as hot as NB or SB. So it is not necessary to WC the mosfets, air cool is sufficient unless you like the watercooling look.

    SB: if you have dual grfx cards (SLI or Crossfire) it will produce as much heat as the NB, so it's all depend on your rig config.

    About Maximus heatpipe, it is a two piece heatsinks, MOSFET is one and the other is NB/SB, if you remove the NB sink then you have to decide to WC the SB or air cool it. The MOSFET is a seperate piece so you can reuse it.

    LGA775 platform do need to concentrate on CPU/NB and i7 is only the CPU. I plan only to WC the CPU when I build the i7 and the Gfrx, that it is. You'll save at least $150 without MOSFET/SB blocks and $200 without MOSFET/NB/SB blocks.
    1st post, so be gentle with me! Where I usually hang out cooling even moderately warm heat sources is in fashion, so this discussion isn't one I see often. IMO, if you want the challenge and fun of slapping water to your NB/SB, then by all means do so. In the final analysis it's all thermal energy, and this IS a hobby as much as a form of thermal management. As long as you have enough surface and/or fannage you'll be fine. Notice that I didn't mention $? That's because we all have differing wallet sizes. What I might see as needed cost savings the OP may think of as pocket change.

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    Grump, what are you using for a case this time ? your 900 does not have that much room, or did you pick something up already ? That QX9650 runs nice and cool, It was never above 38c @ 4Ghz

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    I've got one of those server cases built up with the pa120.3 in the space once occupied by 3 psu's, the pump in the space which had 4 fans and a good few headaches still with precisely positioning the motherboard and psu. all good fun and cheap. but man hours intense, especially with this being my first case modding exercise. It will be finished by end april (delayed by cash constraints) then I can enjoy .......
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    Heya, so is it really not worth cooling the NB/SB and mosfets on i7 even when overclocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamaxx View Post
    Heya, so is it really not worth cooling the NB/SB and mosfets on i7 even when overclocking?
    IMO, not really if you have a good case air flow. The CPU run way much hotter since memory controll build-in the die now the NB run cool at 40ish with heatsink only, and it's warm to touch the heatsink without burn your finger like it used to be.

    The mosfet so cool, you hardly feel the heat coming out from it and the SB is a little warmer but not as warm as the NB. I think because of the video card sit right across from it.

    With the i7 rig I only concentrate on the CPU, because this sucker run way way hotter than the LGA775 procs. Trust me you won't notice in performace different if you water cool the NB/SB & MOSFET. This is just personal thing and easthetics, it's not necessary any more.

    If you get a complete set of blocks for the board, it will cost you closely $200 or more. This is not include the CPU block and other WC components yet.

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    Yeh there is a guy selling NB/SB mosfets for cheap here in Aus, was thinking about getting them.

    What I was gonna do was have the front of my case a radiator, so I guess the air being intaken will be a bit warmer because of this. I was gonna get rid of the rear fans if I then got NB/SB/Mosfets so it's a bit quieter, but if you think I should keep the air flow then I won't. Having the NB/SB/mosfets cooled looks pretty sweet, but I need another 8 comp fittings for the EK blocks :O That becomes expensive!

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    Think about it; the average each block cost around $50 - $80USD, compression fitting are $10USD each. And I'm sure AUSD cost more for you.

    You can install the rad in the front and draw fresh air for it but you much have good case air flow to withdraw the hot air dissipated in the case. Even with watercooling you should have at least one exhaust case fan on slow speed if you want to be quiet.

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