Originally Posted by Usario
Originally Posted by Oubadah
Regarding the heatsinks, I think the P5Q Pro had it right. Sensibly sized, functional sinks that avoided conflicts with coolers and cards. The heatpipe was a bit unnecessary, but if anything it added a bit of rigidity to the VRM sink.
Why can't we just go back to that kind of cooling on motherboards?
Those heatsinks put function over form and have been deemed obsolete.
Most of these heatsinks are completely useless. I've ran memory stress tests on my RAM and held my infrared thermometer to it and the temps basically stay the same.
I don't think we've needed ram heatsinks since you needed 3v to overclock your ram.
It's nice to see a board that's just trying to be a good board as opposed to putting all sorts of trendy garbage on the board. The Gigabyte clip heatsink and the Asus BLING BLING board are probably some of the worst I've seen.
As for the VRM heatsinks I think they are all fluff even on my UD5. Poking around with the IR thermometer I tend to notice that there's parts on the board that get really, really hot and they're not on the VRM heat sink.
So much useless rice on boards nowadays, and all it does it give manufacturers an excuse to charge more.