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Removing heat-pipes from crosshair?

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The heat-pipes on the crosshair motherboard, are they cooling anything other then NB & SB? The reason I’m asking this is because where the fins connect to the motherboard they are covering some chips, I’m wondering if they need cooling?
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The heatsinks are probably on the voltage regulators. These DO need cooling since they can easily get over 60C.
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Yep, their the VRMs. Most cases leave them exposed but the high end boards add extra cooling to them to help extend their life
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