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From most of the reviews I've seen, it only happens while sitting in BIOS for 15-20 mins.. I do plan on getting a small closed loop water cooling system, but only for the CPU. The issue happens with the MOSFET and VRM (I don't know what either of those do though.. I'm not THAT computer savvy lol).

If that board is out, that only leaves me with one other choice if I do an AMD mini-ITX build...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157273

The reason I don't want that one though is because the base RAM speed that it allows is only 1333. It can handle higher, but only after OC'ing. I do plan on OC'ing, but I don't have any experience with it at all. Also, some people have reported that board being DOA, and also having USB problems. So I guess I'm kind of stuck. :/
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Agreed. If I didnt get my Asus Z77 for 50 bucks I would have definitely went with the ASROCK board! I love EVGA for customer support, but was leery of the lack of BIOS features(needs tweaking) as LRT said. The Asus is a great board, but those blues and daughterboard can get in the way of your build if you are really that picky about aesthetics as I am. But you can make anything work with what you are going for. I personally am going watercooling and will be having a window on the opposite side of the GPU and so I have some plans to give my Prodigy a one off look...I hope tongue.gif
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post #4383 of 11741
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Originally Posted by Dmz96 View Post

Water cool it I guess, I don't see much other options. You could point a fan on it? Does this board only have issues while in bios?

EDIT: Ninja'd! I agree, that board looks like it could be a *blast* 0.o (Pun intended)

LOL
post #4384 of 11741
Yeah, I've been pretty picky about looks. I always am for stuff like this. I have a custom built AMD desktop that I made about 5 years back, and it's always been super reliable. I like that point, plus the fact that AMD CPU's are cheaper. I don't really wanna spend 250+ on the board and CPU when I could spend 175 and get what I thought I wanted (minus all the heat issues on the mobo).
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

From most of the reviews I've seen, it only happens while sitting in BIOS for 15-20 mins.. I do plan on getting a small closed loop water cooling system, but only for the CPU. The issue happens with the MOSFET and VRM (I don't know what either of those do though.. I'm not THAT computer savvy lol).

If that board is out, that only leaves me with one other choice if I do an AMD mini-ITX build...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157273

The reason I don't want that one though is because the base RAM speed that it allows is only 1333. It can handle higher, but only after OC'ing. I do plan on OC'ing, but I don't have any experience with it at all. Also, some people have reported that board being DOA, and also having USB problems. So I guess I'm kind of stuck. :/

If you plan on OCing, why would you even begin to consider a mobo that has VRM heat issues? What do you think sends the voltage to the CPU? If it overheats in the BIOS at stock voltage, imagine what it will do with higher voltage running through them!
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And btw, aside from going with a small closed loop CPU water cooler, I do still have the two stock fans up top blowing out, and I have a 230MM Spectre fan up front. I was gonna mount the small rad on the back and just loops the water lines down.
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devil.gif this will be you....on fire...not a devil tongue.gif
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If you plan on OCing, why would you even begin to consider a mobo that has VRM heat issues? What do you think sends the voltage to the CPU? If it overheats in the BIOS at stock voltage, imagine what it will do with higher voltage running through them!

As mentioned though, I didn't know what VRM's do. While I did build my current desktop, I haven't done any OC'ing on it.
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devil.gif this will be you....on fire...not a devil tongue.gif

It won't be ME that's on fire, it'd be my board lol.
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

And btw, aside from going with a small closed loop CPU water cooler, I do still have the two stock fans up top blowing out, and I have a 230MM Spectre fan up front. I was gonna mount the small rad on the back and just loops the water lines down.

That should be more than enough to keep it cool.... that is cool enough to not burn the marshmallows you'll roasting over it 0.o
No idea why on earth ASRock would sell a board like that, do they even test their products?
    
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