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Whoa

big southbridge cooler!


Idea: if you want to change one cooler on that board, your boned. You gonna change ALL THE COOLERS!

Nice design, but ultimately has a really annoying flaw.


sexy board tho, not gonna lie - great work of ART
    
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Whoa

big southbridge cooler!


Idea: if you want to change one cooler on that board, your boned. You gonna change ALL THE COOLERS!

Nice design, but ultimately has a really annoying flaw.


sexy board tho, not gonna lie - great work of ART
I bet that just like the original Maximus, the cooler looks like its one big part but actually comes apart when you remove it.
    
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Idea: if you want to change one cooler on that board, your boned. You gonna change ALL THE COOLERS!
Luckily you can remove some of the NB cooler so you can use your own NB cooler. This time round, ASUS have gone for the more traditional two pin design over the crappy 4 screw retention mechanism on the past boards which didn't work with most blocks.
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Looks nice, but its ASUS....
    
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post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
I bet that just like the original Maximus, the cooler looks like its one big part but actually comes apart when you remove it.
ALL coolers are screwed down. and the a part of northbridge + the MOSFET behind back IO connectors can be taken off, to allow to mount whatever cooler the user desire

also, the user mounted cooler are put on top of the heatpipe system, so if one mounts a really large active cooling on NB, the whole mobo should get benefits
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ahahhah i got it
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ahahhah i got it
Do you want a cookie or something?
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ahahhah i got it
You just bumped the hell out of this thread
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That board would have looked so much cooler if they went red/black all over. The blue makes it look worse.
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That board would have looked so much cooler if they went red/black all over. The blue makes it look worse.
Yeah the blue on it makes it look like a Spiderman knock off or somethin.
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