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Gauv, if you like the single, small vreg coolers, then go for them by all means. I longer, larger strips not only because of the reasons above, but because they are a better form factor on my 780i, and I find them to be more aesthetically pleasing.

But that's me. Go with the components/setup that you feel is best. Some vreg cooling is better than none, of course. Those linked sinks will work, and to better improve there effectiveness, make sure you have plenty of fans blowing a lot of air efficiently through your case, to carry hot air away from the sinks and off your components. =]

Effective cooling is not just one part, it is many parts working together.

Just note this, on those little copper ones, the relative surface area heat is dissipating through is very, very small. vregs individually won't generate much heat though, so they should be efficient. However, I'm concerned as to how effective those will be mounted, and how well they will stay. My heatsinks on my vregs look like this:



And, they are held in by screws. If you look at relative surface area, you can see it's much greater.

Those only cost me about ten dollars as well.

I can see you have other components mixed in with your vregs, but I'd fit the largest set possible on them. Not only will it work great, but it will give it a sleek, uniform look as well.
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I went ahead and ordered some Microcool heatsinks. They are for individual chips, but they seem to have more surface area than most. This is mainly for peace of mind running as this mobo didn't come with vreg cooling, so I'm not looking for extreme cooling.

I have another question now. Is the thermal tape included ("Chomerics T405 Thermal Interface Pad") going to be worth using? Or should I take it off and use my Arctic Alumina Adhesive?
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