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Do full cover blocks allow you to overclock significantly better? Or are they just not worth it.

For instance, Im looking at building a water cooled 1156 rig and I want to go all out and get a board that has an associated water block for it... but I've seen some good reviews about the EVGA p55 FTW and it doesnt have an associated water block, but can reach some crazy frequencies without one. The Asus P7P55D on the other hand has one, but will it make a difference?
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post #2 of 11
No, they are mainly for looks... Your motherboard will stay alot cooler though.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by avalon View Post
Do full cover blocks allow you to overclock significantly better? Or are they just not worth it.

For instance, Im looking at building a water cooled 1156 rig and I want to go all out and get a board that has an associated water block for it... but I've seen some good reviews about the EVGA p55 FTW and it doesnt have an associated water block, but can reach some crazy frequencies without one. The Asus P7P55D on the other hand has one, but will it make a difference?
Your mobo will stay cooler.

I believe Anfi-Tec has something for the P55 FTW.
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post #4 of 11
I had a gigabyte UD-5 and without a small fan blowing right on the chipset it would lock up after about 1 hr. I was oc'ing 2x normal speed guess that could have played in it some

went to full motherboard blocks and no problems ever

just depends on the person

I can say I wc my cpu, gpu's, and motherboard

you can open the side of my case and put your hand in it and there is no heat inside the case at all
its ambient air
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post #5 of 11
For extreme overclocks yes but for normal every day overclocks they're not needed
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I changed my mind, Im going for a SB build. Looking at either Biostar TP67XE or Asus P8P67...any blocks for those?
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I changed my mind, Im going for a SB build. Looking at either Biostar TP67XE or Asus P8P67...any blocks for those?
I don't think so.


Get ASUS
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post #8 of 11
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I don't think so.


Get ASUS
Yes, get ASUS!!!
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post #9 of 11
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Ok, how about the Sabretooth P67?
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Ive decided on the Asus P8P67 Pro or EVO, anyone know where I can pick one up?
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