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adding a northbridge cooler

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I just got this new watercooling kit, and it cools my CPU great, i get 41 max load. but my problem is that my northbridge no longer has the air from the CPU cooler flowing over the heatsink so i can't overclock at all so i am thinking about adding one of these after the CPU. how would this affect my temps? would i be better off going with an air cooling solution like this?
post #2 of 21
It's better to just go with the air solution.

There's no need to add that extra heat and restriction to your loop when a simple air solution can solve the problem.
post #3 of 21
agreed, adding that to your loop would be

a) a pain in the ass
b) not worth it
c) stupid because you really just need decent air cooling
post #4 of 21
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how loud would that be? i like how silent my pc is now and i don't want it to get too much worse.

Edit: what is 19 dba like? i have no idea what that means.
post #5 of 21
I really like this NB cooler..Its what I use its a nice big chunk of pure copper goodness... ...I wouldn't bother WC'ing the NB either just more restriction in your loop that you don't need...


...http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcchco.html
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thanks i saw that one also, what about this?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/59...?tl=g40c16s227
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thanks i saw that one also, what about this?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/59...?tl=g40c16s227
that one looks sick. GET IT NOW.
post #8 of 21
Therein lies the final decision ... quiet running or a tad more heat to the loop.

I'm using an EK-NF4 Rev. 1.1 water block for both my north and south bridge. Not necessary by any means, but definitely quieter.

18dba is pretty darned quiet, you may not even notice it.
It depends on how much overclocking you intend to do. I have the same motherboard and they are notorious for having a hot northbridge chipset.
post #9 of 21
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thanks i saw that one also, what about this?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/59...?tl=g40c16s227
I don't know I've never used that one or heard anyone who has...You might want to look around and see if you can find any reviews on it...
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post #10 of 21
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how loud would that be? i like how silent my pc is now and i don't want it to get too much worse.

Edit: what is 19 dba like? i have no idea what that means.
anything under 25Decibels is silent to me.... 32DBa isn't too loud IMO, but i have a higher tolerence for noise in their case than most...
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