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Originally Posted by nateman_doo View Post

The 4 lighter colored squares are the 4 chipsets that the original factory heatsink cool. I am trying to cool every single IC & transistor on the board in that area. The blue area is where I envisioned one of the inlets to be just below the RAM and the USB3 headers and underneath it is an IC (U1052 on the board ).
I guess its not needed since ASrock didn't see the need to cool it, but I figured why not right?

Why not, indeed. thumb.gif

As you tinker with inlet/outlet spots....remember how large my 690's are. They actually extend about 3/4 inch off the right side of the board. It doesn't look like there is room to have an inlet below the ram....It would need to be to the right of the ram and JUST below the USB headers in order to leave enough room for the card. Tough to find a good spot. redface.gif But I'm very open to any of the inlets/outlets being just off the bottom or the right side of the board. I saw on the EVGA forums you got all the SR-X blocks shipped. Nice. Does that mean we are up next?
post #1602 of 3982


See the gap to the right? That large gap, is where the RAM slots are. The one inlet I wanted to try above the battery, and the other in that spot below the RAM as pictured here. Which is right above CHA_FAN3 and just to the left of the USB 3 headers.








This is a VERY complicated block. This is just the bottom... I haven't even started the water-channel, O-ring, bolt holes, or inlets yet.
post #1603 of 3982
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Got it. When I was mentioning "below" the ram, it was based on re-orienting the block to how it would sit on the motherboard. My 690 comes almost right across the first pin on CHA_FAN3. I think you've zero'd in on one of the few spots that will actually work. I have no idea how you're going to find another one. This board is PACKED and DENSE.
post #1604 of 3982
Just out of curiosity: if the block is already that large, is it feasible to make it bigger and also cover the CPU?
I think such a large block were it existing would look like a Sabertooth heatshield replica, any thoughts?
post #1605 of 3982
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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

Just out of curiosity: if the block is already that large, is it feasible to make it bigger and also cover the CPU?
I think such a large block were it existing would look like a Sabertooth heatshield replica, any thoughts?
This..
post #1606 of 3982
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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

Just out of curiosity: if the block is already that large, is it feasible to make it bigger and also cover the CPU?
I think such a large block were it existing would look like a Sabertooth heatshield replica, any thoughts?

Now that would be completely bad ass. I like the idea. drool.gif
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That may be easier than finding another spot for an inlet/outlet. wink.gif

But why stop there? Extend it on up to the VRM. Heck...why not just cover the full board in copper, and have some cutouts for the PCI-e slots and fan headers? tongue.gif
post #1608 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

That may be easier than finding another spot for an inlet/outlet. wink.gif
But why stop there? Extend it on up to the VRM. Heck...why not just cover the full board in copper, and have some cutouts for the PCI-e slots and fan headers? tongue.gif

This would be a first. I dont know if Nateman would want to go back to the drawing board, but it would be totally bad a$$. thumb.gif
post #1609 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

That may be easier than finding another spot for an inlet/outlet. wink.gif

But why stop there? Extend it on up to the VRM. Heck...why not just cover the full board in copper, and have some cutouts for the PCI-e slots and fan headers? tongue.gif
DO IT!!! DO IT!!!

If you do this'll make up for no fittings/SSD domino.
post #1610 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

That may be easier than finding another spot for an inlet/outlet. wink.gif
But why stop there? Extend it on up to the VRM. Heck...why not just cover the full board in copper, and have some cutouts for the PCI-e slots and fan headers? tongue.gif

Chris, you love to make me drool don't you? biggrin.gifcheers.gif
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