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GA-X58A-UD7 or GA-X58A-UD3R for Water Cooling?

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Tearing my hair out over this... Building my first Water Cooled rig and can't make up my mind. I won't be overclocking too much just a little....

But is it worth getting the UD7 instead of the much cheaper UD3R?
Both fill my list of basic requirements.

The UD7 has the water-cooling block (unfortunately resting on fins...) However the different parts of the UD7 are interconnected.
I don't like the fact that it is 3/8 and barbed solution... but hey - it might work? Buying an independent mobo cooler like EK for another 100 dollares doesn't feel quite right...

The UD3R has three independent heatpipes for mobo cooling. It doesn't seem possible to cool all of these...

So questions are:

- is it necessary to cool NB at all on the UD3R? I'm not going to have super-venting on the mobo (WC CPU - and as few fans as possible for silence) - so airflow will be limited as there will be no CPU fan.

- Should I go for the UD7 stock water-cooling?

- Is one XSPC 360 rads with fans at 1200 RPM enough to cool CPU (3.2 I7), GPU (GTX 580) as well in a one loop solution?

- Any tips on proper memory for these boards would be appreciated - as I've understood there are issues...

Many thanks
Edited by robned - 2/27/11 at 5:49pm
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the EK blocks are more than 100 bucks lol. there is almost 0 need to watercool the NB.
    
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360 rad is more than enough, and there is no need to watercool the nb. Also the ud3r is an awesome board, more than enough for peoples needs.
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the EK blocks are more than 100 bucks lol. there is almost 0 need to watercool the NB.
Sorry - I meant 100 bucks in Pounds Sterling (most stuff in Europe has to be bought in UK or Germany...) Besides I noticed the EK is actually a 2 part system... more tubing...

But I hear you guys. You've helped a lot and saved me quite a few bucks!

The UD3R it will be the!
Any hint on compatible memory for this one?

Regards.
Edited by robned - 2/27/11 at 6:08pm
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i think they have a solid piece on for the UD7. bu yea, its not really worth it.
    
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Sheesh...who the heck is on OCN to do something that is "worth it"?

I say get the UD7 and waterblock...not because it is or isn't worth it but simply because it's fun to do Sounds like you can afford it if you are considering it, so go knock yourself out
    
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i am saying it doesn't do anything to help the OC, not much really. But yea people do it because it looks cool. Personally when i bench subzero i take the MOSFET heatsinks off, and put a small heatsink on the IOH and the ICH.

If the IOH gets hot then yes it can help, but a fan is more than sufficient. The stock WB on the UD7 is worthless IMO, but then a lot of people have the WB and enjoy it. This guy is asking if its worth it.
    
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