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Probably just a gimmick, but I see Thermalrights new soon to be release IFX-14 air cooler has a "backside" heatpipe cooler.
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/m...duct_ifx14.htm

Has anyone tried taking a spare water block, throwing a few thermalpads on the PCB, and sandwiching the CPU between two blocks with one on the backside?

Seems like it would only pull very little heat from the MB and probably do very little in cooling the cores.

The idea reminds me of the "Celery Sandwich" days..
    
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lol ya that seems like not much use, although one guy made his own watercooling block for his backplate of his MOFSET. forgot where i saw that.
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lol ya that seems like not much use, although one guy made his own watercooling block for his backplate of his MOFSET. forgot where i saw that.
Hey I saw that too!! He said it lowered his MOSFET temps, but didn't help with a higher overclock.

I just saw it a few days ago so it should still be in my history somewhere. Oh wait, its on my XP install and I really don't feel like rebooting (yes I can be that lazy sometimes!), anyone know where Firefox on XP keeps the history saved so I can find it from Linux?

EDIT: here it is http://www.overclockers.com/tips1115/
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EDIT: here it is http://www.overclockers.com/tips1115/
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Wow, that guy went to town to cool those mosfets, although I have to admit those suckers get hot. Now that I have one of those fun little IR thermometers I've been measuring all kinds of stuff..lol!

Anway, I don't think it would be worth messing with the processor backside, particularly the 680i has a bunch of little resistors scattered about.

Neat article on the mosfet cooler though, now that's custom!
    
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post #5 of 13
Nice custom mosfet block. Maybe we can get fast freddy to start making Stinger Mosfet blocks.
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I've always heard that the best place to cool the volt reg from the back...I have a little fan blowing on the back of mine...Almost missed the back of my CPU...
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Nice one there Ira
I bet it works just as well at the water block but doesn't add heat or restriction to your loop.
How tight is it between the fans and the rear panel?
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Ok honestly...there's no heat from the cores to the back of the board...lol...so what's the difference? The only contact with the motherboard would be the pins...

Plus how are you supposed to get a heatsink to seat properly? My motherboard has a bunch of resistors all over the back.
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I've always heard that the best place to cool the volt reg from the back...I have a little fan blowing on the back of mine...Almost missed the back of my CPU...
Cool...I like it!
    
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I thought that was for the north bridge and it went around the backside of the heatsink ??
    
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