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post #1 of 22
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I am contemplating to get this water block for my UD9 mobo:
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...-nickel-1.html

My only question is whether it's worth cooling down both NB and SB chips.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 22
NB? Only sometimes if you have a really crappy stock sink. SB? Hardly ever as it does nothing more than control your SATA devices. That said though it certainly is fun to do so. It looks awesome really can't hurt. Blocks that come just for the NB usually include a SB portion so you might as well. I say go for it!
    
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post #3 of 22
I thought the UD9 had a built in water block?

It's not really worth, but that depends what money is to you. NB and SB don't get really hot, if passive heatsinks can keep them cool they're really not worth it to put them under water. Just one persons opinion, it looks really nice however
Edited by fr0st. - 2/27/11 at 12:45am
post #4 of 22
In some boards wc for nb is worth it.. as for my p5q turbo. Nb heatsink was REALLY hot in my board so waterblock was a good decision. It was too hot to touch sometimes.
Even that it's running only on 1.3v

Sb waterblock in my board is pretty useless even that i have one
But it's sexy
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post #5 of 22
yes i get incredible temps with my nb/sb, helps keep the overall inside of the PC cool, better communications with devices connected to mobo.
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post #6 of 22
I did put one on mine cos I thought it was cool, also keeps the inside of the case cooler.
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post #7 of 22
I know it will be worth it to water cool the vreg on my motherboard, it would get over 90c

the NB didn't get to hot and the SB just doesn't matter that much
but I got a good deal on the blocks or I wouldn't have bothered even water cooling them
post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by fr0st. View Post
I thought the UD9 had a built in water block?

It's not really worth, but that depends what money is to you. NB and SB don't get really hot, if passive heatsinks can keep them cool they're really not worth it to put them under water. Just one persons opinion, it looks really nice however
The UD9 does-but the mounting is an utter fail on Gigabyte's part. The interface between water block and NB is not metal-to-metal or TIM...it is a series of air baffles resulting in utter crap thermal conductivity.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by amang View Post
I am contemplating to get this water block for my UD9 mobo:
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...-nickel-1.html

My only question is whether it's worth cooling down both NB and SB chips.

Thanks!
Yes,It was worth it to me.My load temps were 67c(Now 37c) on the NB & 57c(36c) on the SB.
High temps are because on my CPU/NB at 2808MHz.
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post #10 of 22
Dropped my chipset temps from 70c under load to 34c so absolutely worth it, the system is also more stable with lower temps at a higher oc.

My 930 wasn't stable at 4.4ghz before I added the ek ud9 blocks.
Edited by Phatboy69 - 2/27/11 at 8:32pm
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