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I'm looking at cooling this mobo to the extreme with heatsink's, fan's, pipes, etc, the works. However (pardon me if I get the wording wrong), I have figured out approximately the cpu cooler, the ram cooler, and now i'm asking for another part of the cooling.

The northbridge, or south bridge, whatever it is, the "other" thing that needs cooling.

i680 nForce eVGA mobo

That motherboard is the one I chose, in the p180b case. Eventually SLI video card rigged, 6 hd's, etc, x-fi fatality as well, max'd 120mm fan's, etc.

My question is, what's the best northbridge or south bridge cooler on that mobo (whatever it's called, the compass directional thing that you probably know i'm talking about).

And if at all possible, try to "restrict" the cooling solution to memoryexpress.com and tigerdirect.ca (canadian places, memoryexpress I can take transit to, tigerdirect.ca I can order from).

Le_Loup

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I'm looking at cooling this mobo to the extreme with heatsink's, fan's, pipes, etc, the works. However (pardon me if I get the wording wrong), I have figured out approximately the cpu cooler, the ram cooler, and now i'm asking for another part of the cooling.

The northbridge, or south bridge, whatever it is, the "other" thing that needs cooling.

i680 nForce eVGA mobo

That motherboard is the one I chose, in the p180b case. Eventually SLI video card rigged, 6 hd's, etc, x-fi fatality as well, max'd 120mm fan's, etc.

My question is, what's the best northbridge or south bridge cooler on that mobo (whatever it's called, the compass directional thing that you probably know i'm talking about).

And if at all possible, try to "restrict" the cooling solution to memoryexpress.com and tigerdirect.ca (canadian places, memoryexpress I can take transit to, tigerdirect.ca I can order from).

Le_Loup

Thanks!
You can probably leave the stock NB/SB cooling system on it. With the fan and the large fins on the NB, it's pretty good. The MOSFET's near the CPU also have sinks on them. That's good also.

Just take ALL that stuff off and carefully remove the garbage heat sink compound and replace it with AS5 (Artic Silver 5). Then, reseat all the stock sinks. Use rubbing alcahol to get the junk off.
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Good idea, new question, how do I take them off... cleaning is easy, I have rubbing alcohol around here. However the actual getting the NB/SB heatsinks etc off... bummer, not sure how 2, lol. Thanks though!

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Good idea, new question, how do I take them off... cleaning is easy, I have rubbing alcohol around here. However the actual getting the NB/SB heatsinks etc off... bummer, not sure how 2, lol. Thanks though!

Le_Loup
You can pop the pins out of the NB/SB cooling assembly and the MOSFET cooling fins with a needle nose plier. Just turn the mobo around and squeeze the splayed plastic until it pops out. But, if you aren't careful, you can damage a whole bunch of stuff. So, maybe you shouldn't attempt this without some prior experience on such an expensive Mobo.
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I did it on mine before selling it. The pins come out easily but the crap they use under the nb/sb is sticky so pull gently once you get the pins to release.

If you decide to go aftermarket, thermaltake makes a nb/sb heatsink fan cooler called the extreme spirit II. I haven't seen it for sale but you can get the older extreme spirit 1 through infonec in toronto.
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Well next time i'm in toronto.... I'll catch a jay's game, and see if they're doing any good this year...hehe...

However thanks for the idea's. Most likely i'll have a pro helping me out in doing this, however i'll discuss it thoroughly with him prior to actually doing it, cleaning purposes, etc. I want it done right, the first time, not the "last time". To work on the first try, but also get max cooling as well.

Thanks though!

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If you want to see pain, catch a leafs game. We officially suck!
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