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post #1 of 9
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hey guys im think of bubuying a swiftech mcw30 chipset block for my dfi p35

its like 30 bucks to u think its worth it?
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I bought one, it definitely keeps the chipset cooler, but i can't say its enabled any higher frequencies... i'm still pretty stuck at 450 mhz
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It's not worth it. You have a corsair nautilus? You should replace that instead of adding a NB block.
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the only think i have left from it is the pump wich is actually pretty good

ive gotta change my sig but i swapped out the rad for a bix240 and the block for a swiftech apogee gt and i kept the res in one of my fan bays


but is watercooling the nb really worth it at all
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The P35 doesn't get all that hot. I would just get something like a Thermalright cooler and call it a day. I run one passively and temps don't break 35C.
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The P35 doesn't get all that hot. I would just get something like a Thermalright cooler and call it a day. I run one passively and temps don't break 35C.
I agree. For the P35 it really isn't worth it. For x38 and 780/790i it is though. My x38 north bridge was HOTTT on stock cooling which is why I added the nb into my loop.
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currently ive got an 80mm blowing on the stock hs and it doesnt seem that bad maybe 36c on full load
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post #8 of 9
I'd just stick a good HSF on it if it will fit..Swifty Chip HSF...

I'm going to order that mobo, how do you like it?
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post #9 of 9
I stuck a MCW30 on my DK and temps dropped from mid 50s to about 32c. I have some higher speed fans on the way, so we will see if they drop temps further. If you are getting a max temp of 36c I wouldn't bother though. The MCW30 is cheaper than most HSFs though, so if you do choose to upgrade you might as well. It is a high flow block and wont hurt your flow rate that much.
Edited by lilmanmgf - 6/18/08 at 6:20pm
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