Originally Posted by Fishie36
Remember you can't just replace the motherboard in a dell because of one thing... proprietary. Proprietary mounting, proprietary power plugs, proprietary front panel connector, proprietary backplate position. It just goes on and on.
yeah, I would need a new case, mobo and psu.
Also, the thing about the northbridge is this. Before I put in water cooling, I modded the air cooling to cool the computer better. But this was loud, though not unbearable. Even before I did this, there was virtually NO air over the NB because of the CPU shroud. This means the NB must have always been cooking. Therefore, I am probably just going to get a larger passive heatsink and hope that does the trick. I have AS5 on the current northbridge but I really dont want to put a big active heatsink on it, I mean, it will just introduce more sound into the case without much tangible benefit. *shrug*