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My main concern is the VRM and Mosfet temperatures. I have narrowed it down to two boards.

Gigabyte X79 UP4
or
ASUS P9X79 Pro

My current board has mosfet chips on the back of the motherboard and the whole thing just runs far too hot overall. I need a much cooler running board when pushing the vcore higher.

The negative with the UP4 is the lack of cooling on the board.
The negative with the P9X79 Pro is that it "Might" have mosfet chips on the back of the board under the upper plate.

So, what do you think?
Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 17
Get the Asus, they have been great for X79.
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post #3 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post

Get the Asus, they have been great for X79.

Which board will have cooler running VRM's/Mosfets?
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Which board will have cooler running VRM's/Mosfets?

I can't say, only way to know would be find a review of each that show VRM temps.

The P9X79 Pro has a heat sink on the back so I would say that is does have fets on the back like the RIVE.
Edited by driftingforlife - 4/1/13 at 10:23am
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post #5 of 17
If you dont mind the crappy Asus RMA then go with the P9X79 Pro
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post #6 of 17
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I can't say, only way to know would be find a review of each that show VRM temps.
I've been looking for ages but they don't seem to talk about or display anything to do with Mosfet and VRM temperatures. Does the ASUS board have mosfet chips under the back plate behind the motherboard?
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post #7 of 17
I *think* it does, other wise there is no reason for the heatsink to be there.

Best I could find.

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post #8 of 17
^ I would say yes if you look at the electronics right under the heatsink.
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post #9 of 17
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Looks like I will be getting the UP4.
Unless....does anyone know if the Vdroop issue was fixed with the X79S-UP5-WI-FI?
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post #10 of 17
There is an ongoing thread about it on here, just search for it.

Id still get the Asus, what volts you planning to run?
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