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Hello, I have an EVGA x58 FTW3. WHat are my waterblock choices? There seems to be no full board blocks for this board...
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No real reason to get one unless you are going for looks. Just adds unnecessary heat and restriction to your loop
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post #3 of 6
might have to get you a set of generics but they will do you fine

most people really dont need them, I had to do mine because my chipset was roasting to the point if I didnt have a dedicated fan on the heatsink it would bsod within 15-20 minutes
depends on how much oc'ing and the board from what I can tell
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The x58 chipset doesnt run hot enough to need it. But they do look cool
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Originally Posted by Kortwa View Post
The x58 chipset doesnt run hot enough to need it. But they do look cool
My internal temps are scorching hot because of the NB. My NB idles at 70C in BIOS when Im doing nothing. I have a 40mm fan connected directly to the NB heatsink which helps a little. I tried making the top fans of my case all exhaust fans to try and get rid of the heat, but that raised my loop temps by a significant amount. My CPU used to idle at ~43C and now it idles at ~55C. GPU idle temp also went up from ~38C to ~51C.

The fans I use are 2000 rpm fans. Even blowing at full speed, scorching hot air comes out of the top of my case. My NB is causing too much headaches I just wanna put it under water. And regarding the loop restrictions, the NB will be cooled on a separate loop with a GPU so no need to worry about restriction.

Will this block fit on an FTW3:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26692

?
Edited by Timechange01 - 3/15/11 at 1:10am
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^Doubt it; those blocks are typically specifically designed for the actual make/model of that board...not generic for any X58 board. You'd need something specific for EVGA X58 boards with the specified layout. Otherwise, you end up with those heatpipes touching stuff that is conductive and causing a short.

Universal block would be your best bet, or look at FrozenCPU...they might have a model that fits and you can Google for it elsewhere if it's too pricey.

Edit...maybe something like this, but you'd need to check compatibility, otherwise...universal.

Bitspower_Black_Freezer_EIX58NS_EVGA_Intel_X58_Nor th_Southbridge_Combo_Block_BP-WBEIX58NS-BK.html?tl=g30c89s147
Edited by rubix_1011 - 3/15/11 at 8:53am
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