Originally Posted by geggeg
That chip is exposed with the stock PCH cover too:
It's just an I/O controller, doesn't need any cooling.
Stop that brother, I'm trying to stay mad at EK for not giving us an M8E-similar monoblock.
But since you're here, and I'm always glad when you are, what do you think of this hypothesis below?
Does this idea have any chance of working? Granted I have not seen any photos of the underside of the R5E10 block nor have I had one in hand to inspect to see if the two parts can be separated nicely or if indeed are MOD friendly.
1) What about removing the PCH block and using a G1/4 BSPP tap to thread the two holes, then plugging both with the appropriate stop plugs?
2) Then opening up the CPU VRM block to remove some of the channel guide so the coolant returns within the CPU block itself, since the PCH block return would no longer exist.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#8328a22/=emyxm2Edited by iBruce - 8/7/16 at 3:43pm