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Originally Posted by seraphicsoul View Post


Before I move the discussion over, though, a question well-suited to this thread: how necessary is water-cooling this mobo? Anybody tried with just the stock fans and had issues? I can see that watercooling the CPU is a really good idea, if not necessary, but I'm looking at the mobo water cooling mostly because it looks shiny biggrin.gif Thoughts?
It's quite important if you want to have rather high stable overclocks. The VRMs get extremely hot when pushing enough voltage for 5.0ghz, inevitably making the power delivery less consistent
 
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It's quite important if you want to have rather high stable overclocks. The VRMs get extremely hot when pushing enough voltage for 5.0ghz, inevitably making the power delivery less consistent

Yup you can get the cheaper EK mosfet block with passive heatsink for the south bridge though. The south bridge block is more for looks/completeness.

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post #1013 of 9809
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Yup you can get the cheaper EK mosfet block with passive heatsink for the south bridge though. The south bridge block is more for looks/completeness.
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I think the scales just got tipped... your input has been much appreciated folks! I may return after addressing how I will move forward with the cooling solution. Gives me a lot of food for thought in any case.
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post #1014 of 9809
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I think the scales just got tipped... your input has been much appreciated folks! I may return after addressing how I will move forward with the cooling solution. Gives me a lot of food for thought in any case.

Haha well bear in mind a lot is still chip dependent. I have one of the best cooling systems you can for my workstation cpu, and my 3930K still can't get stable at 5.0 without more than 1.5V. My temps are fine it's just not a great chip and I don't want to run that much voltage 24/7. So sometimes you're better off spending money to buy a bunch of chips and selecting the best of the bunch and then selling the rest wink.gif
     
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Looks so good!
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Looks so good!

Thks man!thumb.gif
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Is there a voltage to raise if we add multiple GPUS (3 or more) and we overclock them ?
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post #1018 of 9809
The fan on the Rampage IV Extreme which cools the southbridge, does it make alot of noise?
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Not on mine it doesn't.
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The fan on the Rampage IV Extreme which cools the southbridge, does it make alot of noise?

YESSS loudest fan in my case


some say you can turn it off and its not needed but I dont know about that and left mine on.
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