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I want to chop that heatpipe and just use that little oem sink on the south bridge. MCW30 is going on the NB. The sb is directly in between where the graphics are going and they will give constant airflow across the sb. Is this adequate or do I need an aftermarket sink for that?
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The SB doesn't make any heat hardly with good airflow you should be fine. If not can get a slightly larger copper block for it do not think you will need it IMO.
    
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The SB doesn't make any heat hardly with good airflow you should be fine. If not can get a slightly larger copper block for it do not think you will need it IMO.
Exactly what I was thinking, but I wanted to hear a second opinion before I cut it. Thanks.
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Just looking at the picture you posted, I think the heat pipe is actually dumping heat from the NB to the SB heat sink, so doing away with the NB heat sink and cutting the pipe will actually improve the SB cooling.

The SB on my board didn't even have any sort of TIM between it and the heat sink.
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