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post #4461 of 9809
That backplate does get hot so heatsinks would help there only if you have airflow there. I'd have to leave my back panel off all the time on my 800d just to get a fan there for air flow. What would be neat is if someone could rig another waterblock where the backplate goes and see how that does for the temps.

Oh and kcuestag, those are nice looking mobo blocks!thumb.gif
    
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People mount the heatsinks on this, but the stock VRM heatsink has the same kind of backplate.
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post #4463 of 9809
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That backplate does get hot so heatsinks would help there only if you have airflow there. I'd have to leave my back panel off all the time on my 800d just to get a fan there for air flow. What would be neat is if someone could rig another waterblock where the backplate goes and see how that does for the temps.

Oh and kcuestag, those are nice looking mobo blocks!thumb.gif

Thanks, I ended up paying 40€ shipped for them, I'll recieve them tomorrow! biggrin.gif
    
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post #4464 of 9809
That part is actually the stock backplate. You reuse it with the ek kit. It has thermal tape on it for the VRMs but really doesn't help cool very well, it's main purpose is to keep the front heatsink even pressure on the VRMs.
   
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post #4465 of 9809
Yeah, I had to put VRAM heatsinks on it to help keep it cool. Was throttling beyond 4.7 or so without them.

 
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post #4466 of 9809
^^^

So is that case back panel left open for airflow on those sinks? I like how clean that looks, looks like factory!tongue.gif
    
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post #4467 of 9809
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^^^

So is that case back panel left open for airflow on those sinks? I like how clean that looks, looks like factory!tongue.gif

On that one it's all open. But in the TJ07 (sig) the mobo is sitting on 1" standoffs and gets residual air passing over it from the front fans.
 
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Only thing I notice is that it takes quite some time for the network adapter to initialize under Windows 7 64b. Don't know if this is BIOS related.
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Mine does the same thing mad.gif

I believe I've narrowed the slow onboard NIC initialisation down to the ASUS Ai suite. After a fresh install of Windows without the Ai Suite..it initialises immediately. thinking.gif
post #4469 of 9809
I've been hoping this would get brought up again, as I feel like I should add heatsinks to the back of mine, although the left-most portion is blocked by the cutout in the Switch 810 :/

I was wondering if the "backplate" to the right (at a 90deg angle to the top one) benefits from having heatsinks attached? I have a bunch of low-profile MOSFET/VRAM heatsinks about 13x12x5mm in size, pure copper, but don't want to waste them on something that wouldn't benefit...

Oh, and if anyone has a MIPS block they want to send my way, I'm looking for one big time, but can't find them anywhere sad-smiley-002.gif
   
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I've been hoping this would get brought up again, as I feel like I should add heatsinks to the back of mine, although the left-most portion is blocked by the cutout in the Switch 810 :/

I was wondering if the "backplate" to the right (at a 90deg angle to the top one) benefits from having heatsinks attached? I have a bunch of low-profile MOSFET/VRAM heatsinks about 13x12x5mm in size, pure copper, but don't want to waste them on something that wouldn't benefit...

Oh, and if anyone has a MIPS block they want to send my way, I'm looking for one big time, but can't find them anywhere sad-smiley-002.gif

those low-profile heatsinks that you have. Are they the exact size and perfect fit for the back of our RIVE???? If so just wondering where you got them. I wouldn't mind installing some of these vs installing MOBO blocks. If the left portion of the backplate is blocked by the cutout in our Switch 810, I am just going to put the dremel to it as I am waiting for the tubing and fittings to arrive.
 
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