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I'm thinking of getting after-market cooling for my M3A79-T because it seems to be running temps really high even at stock. I'm fairly new to WCing, and completely a newbie when it comes to cooling the mobo.
What would be a good waterblock(s) to get? Are there different ones needed for NB and SB? (I assume so) What about the MOSFET?
post #2 of 11
You could use this NB cooler.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcchco1.html

This will work with that MB for NB. I don't think there is ahything on the market that is made for that MB's mosfet.

NB
http://www.petrastechshop.com/thhrhrichco.html
Edited by By-Tor - 12/21/08 at 9:50am
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Thanks so much By-Tor. Rep+
I take it the cooler at Petra's is just a passive alternative to the wc one at Sidewinder, right?
Is there any definite advantage to watercooling the mosfet rather than just using passive cooling such as a heatsink? Logic tells me that WCing would help lower temps more, but I vaguely remember someone saying that WCing the mosfet is pointless.
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Thanks so much By-Tor. Rep+
I take it the cooler at Petra's is just a passive alternative to the wc one at Sidewinder, right?
Is there any definite advantage to watercooling the mosfet rather than just using passive cooling such as a heatsink? Logic tells me that WCing would help lower temps more, but I vaguely remember someone saying that WCing the mosfet is pointless.
wcing the mosfet is mostly pointless, unless you are going for the highest possible oc with ln2 blah blah, even then most do nothing but leave the stock air heatsink on.

and you can put a fan on that thermalright NB cooler but it already works amazingly well
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water cooling the power regulator's isn't necessary, but then again WC'ing isn't necessary. everything runs perfectly fine on straight air cooling.

however, on my board, even with a fan over the PWM area and a WC block on the mosfets, the chokes get EXTREMELY hot... like 150°F hot. of course i'm dumping alot of voltage to the CPU and more to the NB and HTT link, so that's making them hotter.

i personally just like the look of no fans and all WC'ing blocks and hoses. as well as cooler temperatures on everything that generates a good deal of heat. i also have three 360 rads to cool everything, so that helps.

for the mosfets, get a koolance MVR-40 with a 107.5mm heat plate from the koolance website or another place like performance-pcs.com might have them in stock. the heat plate is just a tad too long and they don't make any that are slightly smaller, so you'll have to either file off an end of the heat plate or slightly open up the mounting hole in the mobo that is closest to the PCI-E slots. i did the latter.

i'm also running an MCW-30 on the NB and SB. the only thing i don't like about the swifty's is that they have the nylon top that isn't ideal for screwing in short thread metal barbs. i was unfortunate enough to strip part of the threads out if you want to use metal barbs (since there are more options for metal barbs, like swivel fittings), get a koolance CHC-122 for both NB and SB. if you have the stock air cooling on a dual-slot video card in the 1st PCI-E 16x slot, then you'll need a CHC-125 for the SB. it has offset holes and angled fittings that allow the hose to sneak out from under the GFX card.

*edit*

oh and before you knock koolance, look at their newest stuff, like these blocks i've mentioned. they're all copper block material with a nickel finish.
    
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Just got my wc setup up and running this morning (just cooling the cpu for now)
I'll post pics after I get back from visiting my boyfriend's parents for Christmas. (about a week or so) My setup is...special.

A few questions though...
What the hell is tmpin? OCCT has the sensors for tmpin0, tmpin1, tmpin2 listed in the settings. Can anyone explain the voltages of VIN1, VBAT, and +5 VCCH?
ASUS Probe is giving me a warning that my vcore is too low, but OCCT and Probe both say 1.26, huh?
does 29C sound good for cpu temp under wc? (idle)
39C gpu? (idle, just in windows surfin' the nets) WCing my cpu brought my gpu temps down from 65C to 39C
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the "tmpin0" and the like are the actual temperature diode labels reported by the motherboard. programs like Everest and ASUS Probe determine what each sensor will be labled and show to you as.

1.26v is a nice voltage if you're running it at stock speed. but definitely not too low. probably just a program snafu with ASUS Probe. and 29°C is a great idle temp... what are your load temps? that's crazy that your GPU temp dropped just by placing the CPU on water... must have a been too much heat dump into your case
    
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So the Swiftech MCW30 then? I do like the low price tag
I checked my temps again, Probe and BIOS agree, and it's 41C with just Folding@Home cpu and gpu clients and FireFox running. Is this ok? Everything is still at stock.
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oh yeah, that temp is fine. my cpu is idling right now @ 39°C with 27.7°C water temps.

i would personally go with the koolance CHC-122, it's about $10 more that the MCW-30, but it has a lower profile and i prefer the metal top on the CHC-122 as opposed to the nylon top on the MCW-30.
    
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Also look at the EK Asus Acetal 4 NB/SB block.

I have it on my NB and using Enzotech units for the SB and mosfet.
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