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How much heatsink does a south bridge chip need?

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Anyone know if I can chop the pipe off this mess and just leave the little cooler on the SB? The position of it leaves it in between the two graphics cards which will be pulling air across it all the time.

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Your best to just leave it there. The south bridge can get rather hot. That little pipe shouldn't affect you in anyway, I honestly can't see how it would.
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Your best to just leave it there. The south bridge can get rather hot. That little pipe shouldn't affect you in anyway, I honestly can't see how it would.
I tried duct taping the MCW30 to the top of the NB heat sink and it didn't work so now I'm going for direct contact with the chip so I either need an aftermarket SB hs or chopping the pipe and using the stock one.
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or chopping the pipe
This makes me laugh just a tad. Read up on heatpipe technology first. There's a reason they aren't open-ended pipes that you can just hack off at a whim.

Here's a good read...
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ipes-work.html
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This makes me laugh just a tad. Read up on heatpipe technology first. There's a reason they aren't open-ended pipes that you can just hack off at a whim.

Here's a good read...
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ipes-work.html
That's all well and good, and I understand how a heat pipe works, but I fail to see how swapping out a NB heatsink to an MCW30 and adding it to a loop and wondering if the marginal performance of the stock heatsink sans pipe will be acceptable to cool a relatively cool SB chip or whether an aftermarket solution is necessary is being addressed here.
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