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Cooling the ASUS Striker II Formula

post #1 of 10
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Hey guys/gals (being PC...),
Just got my new hardware, and would like input on cooling:
-should I/can I liquid cool the boards' components (NB/SB/other).
-E8400 and 8800GTS (G92)- Can i cool both using the Thermaltake Bigwater SE?
Thanks for the input...
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I think so, I'm not even going to watercool my new board
    
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ndex&cPath=241

You may have to use a universal, but it can be done. I only saw a specific one for the Maximus, not for the Striker.

The hardest part will be cutting the connecting tube to the other heatsinks to retain some passive cooling on them, since they are all connected.

I have never played with NVIDIA chipsets, but usually you have to be really pushing the board to need watercooling on your Northbridge.

Of course, you could just want it for bragging rights, and there's nothing wrong with that, you're just gonna have to do some modding.
post #4 of 10
don't use a thermaltake bigwater, they are as bad as they get ... (quality, you get what you pay for) ..... If your going to do it, do it right, go custom, and you'll be rewarded with some nice temps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
don't use a thermaltake bigwater, they are as bad as they get ... (quality, you get what you pay for) ..... If your going to do it, do it right, go custom, and you'll be rewarded with some nice temps.
What he said.
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post #6 of 10
There is a few of us waiting for a WC solution for this board.

Asus used different layout ever so slightly to the reference boards.
post #7 of 10
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don't use a thermaltake bigwater, they are as bad as they get ... (quality, you get what you pay for) ..... If your going to do it, do it right, go custom, and you'll be rewarded with some nice temps.

I know the Thermaltake is kinda cheesy, but it managed to cool my P965 CPU a while ago (Extreme edition, dual core, with HT, around 300w...).
My biggest obstacle is that i'm living in Israel right now, so getting the parts is kinda tricky
Once i get my defecation in sequence (and some cash), i'll be going custom (or quality pre-built kit). I did put the aux. fans on the VRM's, so i guess they'll be cooling the chipset for now.
Now the question is where do i put the radiator, and should i run a fan on it...??? The stock cooler on E8400 is so sad, i doubt it will need it!
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Okay, here is the pic of the board with the block, radiator (mounted to the bottom of the case) and hoses.
Any comments...
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post #9 of 10
I empathize with your situation......
But man that bigwater looks outta place.
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post #10 of 10
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Is there a way to upgrade the cooling block only? I think i'll have a problem with the hose diameter...the pump and rad will work fine for now...
And yes, it does look out of place
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