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@ Scorpion49

 

You actaully sound like you're having the issue Woschdsubbn warned ME about in this post way back when ... http://www.overclock.net/t/1004219/official-asus-rog-maximus-iv-gene-z68-z68-gen3-owners-club/460#post_14144899 ... you need some air moving around the Mosfets/VRAM area. Looking at your case pic above, I'd actaully maybe think about a small 80mm case fan or something with an angled shroud adapter and pull some air in from that REAR Case vent. You'd have to maybe flip the TOP Rad around to have the hoses clear ? or maybe add a HSF setup over your RAM ? to help move some air DOWN towards the MotherBoard.

 

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@ Scorpion49

 

You actaully sound like you're having the issue Woschdsubbn warned ME about in this post way back when ... http://www.overclock.net/t/1004219/official-asus-rog-maximus-iv-gene-z68-z68-gen3-owners-club/460#post_14144899 ... you need some air moving around the Mosfets/VRAM area. Looking at your case pic above, I'd actaully maybe think about a small 80mm case fan or something with an angled shroud adapter and pull some air in from that REAR Case vent. You'd have to maybe flip the TOP Rad around to have the hoses clear ? or maybe add a HSF setup over your RAM ? to help move some air DOWN towards the MotherBoard.

 

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I'll see if I can work something out tonight when I get home from work, I have lots of extra fans so it shouldn't be too hard. Thanks for the info, I searched for heat problems but not much came up
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That, or a fan on the door might do the trick. I'd probably do both! thumb.gif

The door will fit a 140mm fan, so that is what I'd use. Looking at my Arc Mini, the door fan would be about centered on the graphics card, so half the airflow should go above it and circulate around the CPU, memory, etc. Adding an exhaust fan in the back would help to pull the air where you need it too.

With two waterblocks, do you have the front set for intake and the top set for exhaust? If so, you are drawing in heated air that is then flowing across the motherboard - that could be part of the issue, too, and I'd think adding more airflow might help some.
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Thanks, my chipset reports at 84*C right now when running the CPU at 1600mhz underclocked for idle. I'm wondering if something is wrong because there is plenty of airflow and the heatsinks are scalding hot.
EDIT: It was the airflow. Somehow my setup is not moving enough air when the fans are turned down for silence and it is causing the mobo temps to max out at 85* and then it starts warning me. Running the fans back up from 50% to 100% dropped it down to 30*C. I wonder if the case door being off has anything to do with it.
Do you guys think if I added a 120mm fan off the back of the case (it would have to be outside because of the radiator) it would help any? I don't think I could fit waterblocks for the chipset and VRM's to be honest. Here is a pic of my setup:
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@ Scorpian49

Nice rig! Can you tell me what radiator you are using in the front and did you have any issues mounting it aside from removing the bottom hard drive cage?

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That, or a fan on the door might do the trick. I'd probably do both! thumb.gif

The door will fit a 140mm fan, so that is what I'd use. Looking at my Arc Mini, the door fan would be about centered on the graphics card, so half the airflow should go above it and circulate around the CPU, memory, etc. Adding an exhaust fan in the back would help to pull the air where you need it too.

With two waterblocks, do you have the front set for intake and the top set for exhaust? If so, you are drawing in heated air that is then flowing across the motherboard - that could be part of the issue, too, and I'd think adding more airflow might help some.


The door will not have a fan as it is going away in favor of a window. The air from the front rad is actually ice cold even when the system is fully loaded. I think the problem is with the side door off the air just disperses instead of flowing up and out. The front is a push/pull setup while the top is only pull. I can put a 120 on the back and maybe that will help, I will also try putting the side on with no fan and see if that helps it out while I wait for my window to come in.

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@ Scorpian49

Nice rig! Can you tell me what radiator you are using in the front and did you have any issues mounting it aside from removing the bottom hard drive cage?

Thanks


It is a Black Ice Pro II and it fits there by itself. I just had to push a small amount to get it in there. It fits very snugly but not tight enough to scratch the paint on the radiator. I also had to remove the tabs that held the front fans on because they interfered with the radiator, so I just stuck the front fans on with double sided tape.
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Thanks Scorpion49, I got one on the way.
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Hey guys,
I'm going to buy a Gene-Z board in the next few days.

Is it worth it to go for a Gen 3 for future proofing?
I will have to wait for a few days and add a bit of money.

Going to run my 2500k and a 560ti..
    
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Hey guys,
I'm going to buy a Gene-Z board in the next few days.
Is it worth it to go for a Gen 3 for future proofing?
I will have to wait for a few days and add a bit of money.
Going to run my 2500k and a 560ti..


As far as I knew no one had announced a release date or price point for the GEN3 GENE-Z68 MoBo as yet ?

If you somehow know it's only a few days away and a few dollars more than the gen2 ... then YEAH I'd say get the GEN3 to be safe, but will you need or use the GEN3 over a GEN2 ... I doubt it.

I don't think most people will see much benefit of a GEN3 for some time, and then most beneficial looked to be PCI-e SSD drives not Video Cards yet, maybe by the time AMD 8xxx / nVidia 7xx series cards come along that will change ? But I think for the next couple of years a GEN2 board will meet 99% of peoples needs, but I'm not the expert, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night so I dunno for 100% sure whistle.gif 

 

   
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As far as I knew no one had announced a release date or price point for the GEN3 GENE-Z68 MoBo as yet ?
If you somehow know it's only a few days away and a few dollars more than the gen2 ... then YEAH I'd say get the GEN3 to be safe, but will you need or use the GEN3 over a GEN2 ... I doubt it.
I don't think most people will see much benefit of a GEN3 for some time, and then most beneficial looked to be PCI-e SSD drives not Video Cards yet, maybe by the time AMD 8xxx / nVidia 7xx series cards come along that will change ? But I think for the next couple of years a GEN2 board will meet 99% of peoples needs, but I'm not the expert, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night so I dunno for 100% sure whistle.gif  

Thanks for the reply.

A retailer in EU says they'll have them in stock 6th Dec.
Dont know if its true or not.

It's a bit more then a few dollars, 40-50$ Difference.

I also think that i will never use it, but i somehow feel that i should be buying into next gen technology.
    
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Thanks for the reply.
A retailer in EU says they'll have them in stock 6th Dec.
Dont know if its true or not.
It's a bit more then a few dollars, 40-50$ Difference.
I also think that i will never use it, but i somehow feel that i should be buying into next gen technology.



Interesting ... THIS is the FIRST I've read anywhere of a DATE and PRICE for the GEN3 Gene-Z ...

 

Hmmmmmmmm I don't know that I'd say an additional $50 would be worth it ? As I said I don't think most people are honestly going to be seeing benefits of PCI-e 3 for about another 2 to 3 years maybe and by that time would you be nearing the time to replace this MoBo again anyways ? Obviously I can't answer for YOU ... but IF it was me, I'd just stick with a Gen2 board and get building NOW thumb.gif

 

   
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