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Hey guys,

I'm trying for a silent build here. The problem is, that while I can run my fans at very low speeds, and the CPU and GPU remain at perfectly reasonable temperatures, there's not enough incidental airflow for my northbridge to be cooled properly, resulting in a craptone of artifacting unless I keep my case fans at 100%, which is far too loud for my tastes.

Solution is simple: watercool my motherboard! No-one makes blocks for the X58A-UD5. So, who makes a cheap (but reliable) board, with SLI support, eight SATA ports, and easily obtainable blocks?

Adendum to specs:
Single 580 in the future (in need of cash)
Nova 1080 rad in place of RX360

Thanks all!
Edited by Serephucus - 7/21/11 at 2:11pm
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What is your budget for the new MB and the block?
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No need to WC the Northbridge and MOSFETs.... just mount a fan over the area...


No need for $80 of parts when a single $5 would fix the problem.
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@Dass, wrong board. EK has similar kits for that series.
@Duck, silent build, so I'm looking to avoid more fans if possible. I'd go with a $30 passive heatsink, but I can't find one of those either. I also don't have mounting for a door fan in my case.
@seekeroffun, none, but within reason. I'm not spending $500 for a quieter board.
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Just how warm is that NB actually getting under load may i ask?

I have noticed that reccently my NB seems warmer than it did a few bios updats ago
I now have to have a fan on my Heatpipe which isnt really the idea as the thing is supposed to be passive cooled.

There was a water block supplied with my UD7 for the NB,does Gbyte not supply one for the UD5?

EDIT:

check HERE to see what Lsdmeasap has to say about Rev.2 UD5/UD7 and full cover block cross compatabilty.

EK do a full cover block for the Rev.2 UD7 so that providing Lsdmeasap is correct,should fit your UD5 providing its a Rev.2
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post #7 of 22
Go Here. Here is the block for your UD5.
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@seekeroffun, none, but within reason. I'm not spending $500 for a quieter board.
ASUS is probably your best option for the MB and BP for the block. I would not take any chances with EK. You can get both for $500.00 or less, you have a number of options.
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Evga x58 sli le $120 + ek x58 sli3 block $50 (PPCS)
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Northbridge under load can get up to 88°C, AFAIK.

That's also the wrong block.

The GA-EX58-UD5 and GA-X58A-UD5 are different boards.
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