Originally Posted by airdeano
if it is available now.. the "custom" would be so high in price the one-off for testing,
and modifications would be counter active to making it cooler to the dollar invested.
if the case is really drafty, duct case air to the VRM for cooling.. depending on
overclock 4.2 or higher, id be a thing to watch the VRM and the temps it makes.
with a 4+2 phase.. i wouldnt expect a great deal of control as like its bigger brother
the ATX P55 SLI..
It is actually a 6+2 phase, and it does not get too hot (if i'm reading correctly, it runs at around 51-55c), but then again, it is only feeding an i3.
Even watercooling, i have a great airflow in my case. Three GT-2150's are getting air inside, and one is directly above the motherboard.
Originally Posted by tsm106
Just get a resistor and solder it inline on the fan, slow that sucker down for less annoyance. Drop it down to 10v or 9v...
Hm, that's a good testing idea. I have some resistors left from my H70, i'll try one and check temps.
Originally Posted by nleksan
I think that if the MVR-40 or MVR-100 aren't able to work, and there are no blocks that were manufactured specific for your board, that the price will be so high as to not be worthwhile in any way. If money is not an issue, you would do far better to upgrade your MB/CPU than spends hundreds on an aged chipset block with no resale value, warranty, guarantee that it will function, etc.
Just to give you an idea on price: for what a one-off custom block for that board would cost, you could instead sell the MB/CPU you currently have and likely grab a gently used GB Z68 top-end board or maybe even an Asus Maximus IV Extreme and an i7-2600K from the forums, and you will be better off in every way, and spend nothing "out of pocket" if you don't consider money set aside for the block to be "out of pocket"...
The best way to cool VRM's in my experience has been to use RAM cooling fans. Well, it is the best inexpensive way. I have nothing against chipset blocks and in fact I am hoping to grab one of the MIPS R4E blocks, although I don't think they are in anyway useful unless you are pushing a high-ish overclock and even then it's like 75:25 looks:performance. It will maybe increase stability at high clocks, and maybe increase component life, but that's about it.
This would be good if i were in the US, and i'm not. MY PC right now is on the "high end" scale (hell, most people are riding on Atoms/low level APUs/C2D's) and finding a buyer that would pay the right price, even for outdated tech, would be too hard. Plus, i'm not looking for a full replacement yet. I will be jumping into Haswell next year even though i don't need the extra power, and a friend will be selling me his i7 (an i7 870) for really cheap.
I'm looking to make my main computer (sans case) into a dedicated BOINC rig. I'm simply afraid the VRM's, while a bit more and higher quality than most (they're DrMOS) will go boom if i run an i7 on it. I know my fears may be unfunded (if there is any proof against my fear by all means tell me) but as i see huge cooling solutions for these more "greener" CPU's, i'm not completely sure a simpler heatsink would hold.