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Should i cool the motherboard?

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I'm about to start a revamp of my rig. I'm wondering if i should cool the mb. I'm get getting a new Haf X case with a solid window, so instead of having twm 200mm fans for intake I will only have the front one, which makes me think it might be a good idea. Currently i just have the cpu, gpu only in the loop on a 360 rad but im going to add a 140 on the rear also. Would the 360+140 (both black ice xflow) cut it, and would it even be neccesary? I do like the look of a complete mb setup and i know it will add alot of flow restriction, but i gotta have a reason to justify it other than looks!
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post #2 of 12
Nope, they don't get hot.
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post #3 of 12
Not necessary.
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post #4 of 12
A single 360 rad is enough for your current setup. You'd only need an additional 120/140 if you add another GPU down the line AND do some massive overclocking.
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For bling? yes. For performance increase? not really
 
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
For bling? yes. For performance increase? not really
What this man said.
post #7 of 12
Go for it .
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
For bling? yes. For performance increase? not really
Ya if there's no performance gain then I won't worry bout it. I got enough to do with trying to powder coat the case. Doing it just for the BLING factor would just be a waste
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Agility II SSD, 120 OCZ Solid 3, 256G... Monstra 480, Monstra 240 Windows 7 (64 bit) (2) Catleal Q270 SE at 100hz (2B version) 
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post #9 of 12
you dont want to waste another 100 on a vreg block if anything unless you know forsure forsure FORSURE your going to keep that board for a while
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post #10 of 12
Bling only...and it got rid of that massive nb sink on my mb that did nothing. (Nb was constantly around 80c...not so much anymore)
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