Originally Posted by sunset1
for clarification did the op mean motherboard chipset and memory or were you talking about the video card vrms and memory cooling?
full video card cooling vs just waterblock. ?
Anyway im glad you started this post because i had looked at that setup and was also confused on the flow till i saw the new diagrams.
Thanks everyone for posting.
For a gpu, if you're using a universal block, you must cool the vram(s) and vrm(s). Usually by using heatsinks and having some air flow to them. There are a few approaches to this.
For newbies, stick with a gpu that has a fullcover block. It'll take a lot of the guessing work needed to setup a universal block. Fullcover blocks are more expensive but if you look hard enough, you can find them preowned for less.
Since the gpu is a bit more involved and specific (for fullcover blocks), most newbies start off with the cpu block. Intel or Amd cpu loops are very straight forward.