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The mosfets, considering moderate overclocks, don't require more than a heatsink. The heatpipe is more for the NB to disspiate it's heat across to the mosfet heatsink.

In a watercooling or phase change system with a massive overclock heatpipe and possibly watercooled mosfets are necessary. Generally, the mosfets really only need memory heatsinks (Swiftech MC21s.)
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Guys, it doesn't matter. He's now actively cooling the NB, the Mosfets have their own heat sinks, it doesn't need the heatpipes.
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Actually, the MOSFETs are probably cooler now without the northbridge dumping all that heat onto it.
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Actually, the MOSFETs are probably cooler now without the northbridge dumping all that heat onto it.
I think Asus made the NB small and inactive so it could use the heatpipe to dissipate heat to the mosfet, leaving room for bigger coolers but the active cooling is the better way to go.
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