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Yup like I said, 520-530 at the wall, so probably knock 90-100W off for PF, and another 90-100 for the rest of the system.. so maybe more like 350 to the CPU. Still a freakin lot, and probably near the top of the capabilities of this board. The VRM heatsink gets scorchingly hot.
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High VRM temps are one of the downsides of water cooling; less air flow over the board.

I used to WC my primary system, but my mobo and RAM got so hot that I was actually better off on air.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

High VRM temps are one of the downsides of water cooling; less air flow over the board.
I used to WC my primary system, but my mobo and RAM got so hot that I was actually better off on air.

you can just point fans at the VRM/ram
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I feel like this is a problem for OCN Batman... Phaedrus2129!

Honestly, PM him. He is very knowledgeable about this stuff
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or you know...have him post here, so everyone can see it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post

you can just point fans at the VRM/ram

Not conveniently, tubing was getting in the way.

I had a couple of spotcools running for a while, but even they were a nuisance and air flow was still insufficient.
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