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    Perhaps one of the most overlooked components can be the motherboard's chipsets, including the Northbridge, Southbridge, and MOSFETs. Today we're looking at chipset water clocks from EK, and we chart some temperatures to find out how well they actually perform.



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    With this kit available and producing good results like these, isn't it time that Asus and co start selling bare motherboards on which we can fit our own cooling blocks?

    I would buy into this idea....how about you guys?
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    I don't think it's very partical for mainstream users.
    How much actually cost Asus to make the stock cooler because with this set of chipset blocks will cost you over $200USD with bards.

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    Great review! I love the pics - really nice!

    I'd be a customer for a "naked" mainboard, but only if it's significantly cheaper. And that probably won't happen since the cooling is probably one of the cheapest parts on a mainboard. And what's the point in getting a naked mobo if you can have one with heatsinks for a few dollars more? After all, the naked one would have the disadvantage that you can't test-run it or use it for another non-watercooled build if the nee arises.

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    Alright already...some of us would surely appreciate bolt on heatsinks with no adhesive thermal paste though and that would make fitting some of these heatsinks easier
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    Amen to THAT!

    Dammn inefficient adhesive crap... *grumble*

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    Honestly, I don't mind Asus MIIF heatpipe system because the NB sinks is removable but I still wish we can seperate the SB and MOSFET sinks if we want to reuse it as individual pieces not as a whole without any mod though. MIIF heatsink is much improved from the original Maximus board.

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