I really like the design of the Core P3 (yes, I know this is the P5 club, but my questions relate to the P5 chassis as well) and would love to use it for my new gaming rig. However, I'm a little hesitant to pull the trigger because of the lack of airflow cooling critical motherboard components like vrm, ram and chipset. I have seen som diy fan solutions, rigging a fan to the side of the chassis to provide some air, but I don't like how that change the overall looks. (Looks is a high priority for me with the P3 chassis.) Liquid cooling all parts is another and better solution, but not within my budget unfortunately. Im planning a cpu aoi cooler with the gpu vertically mounted.
A lot of the builds I have seen online with the P3/P5 chassis does not have any motherboard cooling, only cpu and gpu. Even GGF's review build has no cooling on motherboard components, exept the cpu (https://ggflan.com/thermaltake-p3-review-build-2/
My questions for you experts here are:
-Are vrm/ram/chipset overheating a real issue with these open chassis?
-Are some motherboards more suited to be used in a chassis like the P3/P5 with no airflow cooling on the mobo heatsinks?
-Would it be possible to mount a fan between the psu and the vertical gpu bracket to provide som air up through the backside of the gpu? And would it be efficiant enough regardin airflow over the motherboard?
I really appreciate any thoughts and comments on this.