Originally Posted by tsm106
Not with x79. You'd be insert x here running high overclocks 24/7 w/o real effort put into the cooling of the fets and that usually means watercooling. Look at the Asrock E11 waterblock thread. PPL seriously desire a block to quiet the chipset/dual PLX combo, the fan runs loud cuz the thing runs hot all the time.
Decent airflow will suffice even with x79. The extreme11 has a noisy fan: easy fix replace the fan (which asrock might do because of the complaints) or put a resistor or hook up the fan to a controller. Owners of high-end boards usually expect a water block but this time around no one took up the asrock. I know a fellow who is getting an extreme11 for a high end rendering rig and he's not worried about water cooling. Even though i suggested that for his cpu and gpu(s). Water cooling is becoming a fad and ppl are bored just cooling the cpu and gpu, so that's why you see more and more mb, ram, chipset blocks.
When I see x79 boards start melting, then I'll agree with you that x79 needs a water block badly. I haven't heard of a thermal meltdowned extreme 11, so.....
I'll leave it at this TSM; knowing you, this conversation could go on and on
Got my new rads in so I'll be busy after work