Originally Posted by lupin_
Going to throw this one out there as I have just had a board fail.
What are peoples thoughts on the fact that there is no airflow with these coolers over the rest of the board.
Gigabyte use this picture to show the air flow.
Now I do not have that air flow over my board, just the airflow through the case. Has this been part of the cause of my failure?
I do think my failure was my own doing from too much voltage, but it would be interesting to see what people think.
There could be something to what you say, especially if you are overclocking the chipset or overvolting. Here is an ASUS chipset cooler (actually their instructions show it going on the voltage regulator heatsinks).
However I would think that if you have good air flow in your case the temp difference won't be that much. I'm using one just like this on my Northbridge.
Originally Posted by BlackVenom
This may be a stupid question, but you don't HAVE to use the on pump/block fan control on the h100, right? I'd much rather use a 5.25" fan controller.
As others have mentioned you don't need to use the block to control the fans. Keep in mind though that Corsair is coming out with the "Commander" shortly, and you could use it to auto control your fans, and you can create custom ramps and profiles. I am seriously thinking about it for my H100 since I'm using push pull. That's four fans I can't fit on my 5 fan controller.