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So I am planning out a little bench table/case project with an externally mounted motherboard.

I am upgrading the cpu cooling to either a RX240 kit or a RS240 kit, but I want to optimize my northbridge cooling too. Including the northbridge in the WC loop is not possible on my budget, so I am looking for a new heatsink or fan to cool the NB.

I've been looking at some heatsinks like this XIGMATEK and this Zalman, though I dont know if they would fit my board or whether they would even aid in the chips cooling.

Either way I plan on having a 30cfm 80mm fan blowing on the chip.

Any feedback on these products or any suggestions for other products to try?

Thanks in advance, I will rep+ any deserving replies
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post #2 of 4
you could get this http://shop.anfi-tec.de/product_info...aterblock.html
you would have to go with a universal block for the sb. i just use the stock cpu heatsink fan on my nb. i dont have any issues with high nb temps. you can see it in the pic.

Edited by DrBrownfinger - 1/13/11 at 8:13am
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post #3 of 4
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As I said in the original post, waterblock is too expensive...I can barely afford the rasa rs240 I'm gonna get.

cpu cooler is an option, but I am looking for the least amount of noise possible since the board will be mounted externally. Thanks for the reply though.
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post #4 of 4
if you connect the fan to the cpu fan header you can adjust the speed down to an acceptable noise level. i run mine at 100% and dont notice it. if you haven't already changed out the paste on the nb/sb heatsink, you should. helps a ton with the temps. msi uses paste that resembles bubble gum.
btw, that xigmatek cooler works good from what i've heard. i've seen it on the msi 790fx-gd70 before, without a fan on it. you'll have to come up with a cooling solution for the vrm's if your gonna use it though. they will burn up quick with nothing on em.
Edited by DrBrownfinger - 1/13/11 at 11:05am
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