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Hi,

I will be going back to H2O for my Haswell build and currently deciding between the ASRock Formula OC and the Asus Maximus Formula. Both have blocks preinstalled for water cooling. In designing my loop, it would be a much cleaner route if I went pump --> rad --> mobo block --> cpu block --> pump.

I'll be pumping in some good wattage into the Haswell because I'd like to get as close to 5.0 as I can. Question is, does the mobo block get really hot and will cooling the mobo before the cpu have a significant impact on temp of the water cooling the CPU.

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Originally Posted by Inglewood78 View Post

will cooling the mobo before the cpu have a significant impact on temp of the water cooling the CPU.

No.

The temperature of the water anywhere in a loop is within 1/2°f, usually 1/4°f.
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post #3 of 6
Loop order really doesn't matter. The heat added from the VRM block will be negligible. I'd also likely suggest the M6F over the Asrock as the VRM block looks like you can use your own G1/4 fittings and not the cheap build in ones like the Asrock.
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post #4 of 6
As the other guys said, almost no difference at all. Put it this way - those parts can be passively air cooled, that is how little heat they need to dissipate.


More good news, from what I have seen the cooling system on those boards is not at all restrictive - it looks like they are just 3/8" pipe with a smooth bend in them.
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Awesome, Thanks for the replies! This will make my loop so much easier to make!
 
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post #6 of 6
It won't matter. Temps equalize through the whole loop +/- a degree or two.

You are good to go! smile.gif
    
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