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Well you could get creative with something like these

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_145&products_id=25984

 

 

 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_145&products_id=20936

Or if the the board just has crappy VRM heatsinks, you could always mod better ones on

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=54_197&sort=20a&page=1

 

Or you could run a duct from a fan in the top panel

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=36_172

 

Or try to find a waterblock like SoG suggested

    
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I'm thinking I should just zip-tie a 120mm fan to the side grill.
    
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Side grill?

    
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Usually when a mATX or ITX board hits limits it is not due to the size of the heatsinks, but what is under them.

Usually...

Anyone order the window top, how many days did it take to receive it?

I ordered one, and will probably cut up the mesh one to see if I like my own window better or not.
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Originally Posted by Rickles View Post

Usually when a mATX or ITX board hits limits it is not due to the size of the heatsinks, but what is under them.

Usually...

Anyone order the window top, how many days did it take to receive it?

I ordered one, and will probably cut up the mesh one to see if I like my own window better or not.

 

I did exactly that. I bought the window top then made my own out of the mesh top. You will DEFINITELY like the custom one better. I got mine back in like June so don't remember exactly how long it took. Probly just a few days.

 

The top panels come with that huge hump in them so people can use tower air coolers on their CPU's. If you don't need that extra room up top i definitely recommend just making your own from the stock panel. 

    
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I've zip tied a 140mm fan on the side pointing at my graphics card, lots of room left over and very easy to do.
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I've zip tied a 140mm fan on the side pointing at my graphics card, lots of room left over and very easy to do.
a 140mm?!
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Yes. ASRock z77 Extreme4-M has ****ty VRMs. They throttle my CPU past OCs of 4.2.

found a universal block:

Edited by SortOfGrim - 1/15/14 at 2:57pm
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I just received my windowed top today. Live in Toronto, Canada. Took ~3 business days to process my order and ~5 business days to ship.
    
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To the guy about the hot VRM's, when I had an XB i found my VRM/Chipset heatsink would burn my hand. I solved the issue by sitting a 80mm fan exhaust down onto the heatsink and cable tying the corner of the 80mm to the corner of the rear 120mm fan so it rested nicely there. Made the sinks nice and cool for me, I used an Arctic Cooling F8 which are cheap but it did a good job.
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I've also seen people mount 40mm fans on their VRMSinks

    
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