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I'm debating whether or not I should purchase a full cover motherboard waterblock for my ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z, I plan on overclocking my i7 2600K to 5GHz+.

What do you guys think? I never set up a motherboard waterblock, will I be safe with the stock heatsinks or should I move in for the waterblock?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Necrodox - 7/30/11 at 8:43pm
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mobo waterblocks where debateable on even the hottest boards, such as the x58, so if u want to do it for bling go for it, otherwise its a waste since those arn't hot running boards
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I actually don't remember noticing any of the Sandy Bridge builds around here including a motherboard block. You should be fine without.
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I will be using a mobo block on my next build. But it's expensive and mobo blocks are known to be very restrictive. And today's mobos don't really run all that hot.

So I think it's a matter of cash flow and looks most of the time. Aside from aesthetics, I like the idea of removing that heat from circulating around inside the case but that's just me.

You are fine without it and you are fine with it ..... it's all up to your taste and wallet really.

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Maybe I'll move for a waterblock in the future, I already spent a lot on my new build and don't want to buy things I don't really need.

Thanks for the inputs!
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The asus maximus is a good looking board with some fancy heat-sinks ......I'd hesitate to take out those good looking things.
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post #7 of 7
I'm using a full cover motherboard waterblock on my MIVE. Aesthetics only.

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