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post #1 of 14
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Like the title suggests, I'm a little worried that I may have gone over the edge and bit off more than I can chew.

Loop is as follows.

Pump>Rad (ek 480 xe) push pull fractal HP series> gpu (nano)>CPU (9590)>VRM (2in-2 out heatkiller)>res>pump.

I know the 120 per block and I may be hitting that. I'm maxxed out on rad space. Are there any other options I can consider other than a water chiller?

My parts arrive in a day or two.
post #2 of 14
Buy a bigger case.

Or ditch the CPU/Mobo for a real CPU/Mobo (hint: Intel).

And the VRM block is just a waste, atleast on good motherboards.
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post #3 of 14
You only have two components in that loop - a CPU and GPU. The MB doesn't really contribute much heat to the loop.

And I have to agree with @Stige, if you can return the 9590 and Nano for Intel and nVidia parts....
post #4 of 14
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1. I've had the CPU for about a year.
2. I cant buy a bigger case
3. The VRM block will relieve A LOT of my heat issues. I'm also using a open air case and in order to keep my CPU close to 5.1, I need the VRM block.
4. Intel as a choice is excellent. However, I didn't make that choice. As good as intel is, we need more AMD people to keep those costs down. thumb.gif
5. The parts I ordered were new water blocks but I've never included VRMs into the same loop. Especially one this hot.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by HexagonRabbit View Post

1. I've had the CPU for about a year.
2. I cant buy a bigger case
3. The VRM block will relieve A LOT of my heat issues. I'm also using a open air case and in order to keep my CPU close to 5.1, I need the VRM block.
4. Intel as a choice is excellent. However, I didn't make that choice. As good as intel is, we need more AMD people to keep those costs down. thumb.gif
5. The parts I ordered were new water blocks but I've never included VRMs into the same loop. Especially one this hot.

You have more than enough rad. You have a CPU and GPU - the MB block really puts no heat into the loop.
post #6 of 14
Only thing the motherblock will do is restrict the flow in the system and that's about it, just like RAM blocks would. Zero purpose.

I haven't seen a single good motherboard have any temp "issues" with the VRM on them.
The awful Z77 Extreme 4 I had had the VRM on fire but on this OC Formula, I have the fan turned off and they still don't put out any heat.

If your VRM is hot, your motherboard sucks, simple as that really.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Stige View Post

Only thing the motherblock will do is restrict the flow in the system and that's about it, just like RAM blocks would. Zero purpose.

I haven't seen a single good motherboard have any temp "issues" with the VRM on them.
The awful Z77 Extreme 4 I had had the VRM on fire but on this OC Formula, I have the fan turned off and they still don't put out any heat.

If your VRM is hot, your motherboard sucks, simple as that really.

It is a very common issue with the FX 9590 with every motherboard. It is not so much the fault of the MB as the platform.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Stige View Post

Only thing the motherblock will do is restrict the flow in the system and that's about it, just like RAM blocks would. Zero purpose.

I haven't seen a single good motherboard have any temp "issues" with the VRM on them.
The awful Z77 Extreme 4 I had had the VRM on fire but on this OC Formula, I have the fan turned off and they still don't put out any heat.

If your VRM is hot, your motherboard sucks, simple as that really.

I have to put active cooling on the VRMs or I get throttling. I'd like to keep my CPU voltage at 1.48 and at 1.41, my VRMs are uncomfortable to touch. This block will allow me to remove the eyesore of the fan.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by HexagonRabbit View Post

I have to put active cooling on the VRMs or I get throttling. I'd like to keep my CPU voltage at 1.48 and at 1.41, my VRMs are uncomfortable to touch. This block will allow me to remove the eyesore of the fan.

I have been told a fan on the back of the MB helps quite a bit, also. I can't speak from firsthand experience on this, though.

The MB block should eliminate your VRM heat issues.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

I have been told a fan on the back of the MB helps quite a bit, also. I can't speak from firsthand experience on this, though.

The MB block should eliminate your VRM heat issues.

It does quite a bit actually. In my last case I had a fan in the back but after I got the VRM block I thought I'd take the chance on a open air.
The reason I started the thread was that PC people are very creative and might have a workable idea if my rad wasn't good enough for that much heat.
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