Originally Posted by somebadlemonade
well of course, with water cooling you can just increase the heat dissipating surface area, something you can't do with your standard air cooling heat sinks, comparing a 480 rad with a d14 to just cool a cpu is hardly a fair comparison in my book, if anything you'd have to compare a d14 to something like an ax240, a ut45 240, an ex240, ex280, or a ut30 280
you can cool a lot more with water cooling at an overall quieter noise level, but doing a comparison between air and water cooling you should use the similar fan setups and number of fans, sure you can't really do a direct comparison like that since pretty much all loops will have more mass and thus allow for more thermal energy absorption, but that's as fair as you can make it
I agree it's not a fair comparison. That's what i was saying. My point was that watercooling's a quieter option.
Originally Posted by Redshift 91
I'm pretty sure there won't be a second usb 3.0 header. The specs say there'll be 8 usb 3.0 ports; I count 6 on the back I/O plus 2 for the header = 8 total. Also the info on the Overclocker.co.uk link seems to be for the RIVE not the RIVBE. I'm looking forward to adding this to my current watercooling project, it's going to look much better than the RIVE when I slap a bunch of XSPC blocks and red leds in the case.
Yeah, I've actually been looking at PCIe cards to add the extra USB3 headers. Since there's already 802.11 wifi and decent onboard audio, it shouldn't be a problem to use one of those x1 slots for a USB3 internal header. It's still worth the upgrade
And yeah, the Oc.uk preorder is for the RIVE BE, but since the full specs aren't released yet, they just copy/pasted the description from the RIVE. Makes sense to me. Asus hasn't even released that info yet, so i can't see ocuk having it published on their site. =)
Originally Posted by ino8
Any word yet on waterblock compatibility? I'm fairly certain the VRM blocks for RIVE will work (or any general VRM block for that matter) though would love confirmation on that and also southbridge waterblock for RIVE compatibility.
Looking at my EK Full RIVE Block, it looks like both blocks will actually "FIT". Only thing is, the upgraded VRM's aren't supposed to need active cooling at all, and putting the VRM Block on the RIVE BE means losing the nice IO Guard they added to this model. I'll probly just throw my Chipset block on if it fits and keep the IO Guard/Shield, and put the VRM block up for sale even though it's never been usedEdited by kpoeticg - 9/19/13 at 5:18am