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I have never water cooled my chipset before but think it might be getting close to about the right time to start.<br><br>
Anybody have any recommendations for chipset water cooling thats not too loud or bulky? I already have a cramped case because of my Phase evap tube and head...<br><br>
Last will it even be worth the cost and effort or am I ok with my aftermarket air cooling (Thermaltake)...
 
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Have you looked into Thermalrights heat pipe set up?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Have you looked into Thermalrights heat pipe set up?</div>

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</div>no I sure havent do you have a link?
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">I have never water cooled my chipset before but think it might be getting close to about the right time to start. <br />
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Anybody have any recommendations for chipset water cooling thats not too loud or bulky? I already have a cramped case because of my Phase evap tube and head...<br />
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Last will it even be worth the cost and effort or am I ok with my aftermarket air cooling (Thermaltake)...</div>

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</div> I dont really think you need to WC your NB, Just go with active cooling...Like this..<a href="http://www.svc.com/mcx159-cu.html" target="_blank">Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan (Out of Stock)</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I dont really think you need to WC your NB, Just go with active cooling...Like this..<a href="http://www.svc.com/mcx159-cu.html" target="_blank">Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan (Out of Stock)</a></div>

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</div>I already use that one...I will be increasing my vMCH to over 2.01 with a small mod I am doing and dont think my current air system will be enough. To compound things I have no mounting holes in the mobo and only have two hooks which are used to clip whatever cooling solution I use to the mobo. The clip works but its not as tight as I would have liked.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">I dont really think you need to WC your NB, Just go with active cooling...Like this..<a href="http://www.svc.com/mcx159-cu.html" target="_blank">Swiftech MCX159-CU Extreme Duty All-Copper Heatsink w/ 40mm Fan (Out of Stock)</a></div>

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</div>I got two of those babies for my overclocked folding rig, North and South (WC on the CPU BTW). And so far, my NB is running at 30c with 100% CPU utilization and the ram is at 1.1GHZ 5-5-5-5 timings. Not bad for an air cooled NB heatsink.<br />
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Just beware, the fan is a little loose when you get it. If you tighten it too much, you will bend the delicate copper fins and push some of them up into the fan. Which, of course, makes it NOT go.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got two of those babies for my overclocked folding rig, North and South (WC on the CPU BTW). And so far, my NB is running at 30c with 100% CPU utilization and the ram is at 1.1GHZ 5-5-5-5 timings. Not bad for an air cooled NB heatsink.<br><br>
Just beware, the fan is a little loose when you get it. If you tighten it too much, you will bend the delicate copper fins and push some of them up into the fan. Which, of course, makes it NOT go.</div>
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Yep thats the one im using too but after my vMCH is modded it will hit 2.1 to 2.2 and I wasnt sure this heatsink could handle it...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I already use that one...I will be increasing my vMCH to over 2.01 with a small mod I am doing and dont think my current air system will be enough. To compound things I have no mounting holes in the mobo and only have two hooks which are used to clip whatever cooling solution I use to the mobo. The clip works but its not as tight as I would have liked.</div>
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No mounting holes...Off hand I dont know, your already using that Swifty, like frankenpc said that is one of the better ones....I'll jot down your board type and when I'm surfing parts stores I'll keep an eye out for air or water blocks for you.....I dont know anything about Intel boards so if I bring in one that doesn't work just bear with me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">.....
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">No mounting holes...Off hand I dont know, your already using that Swifty, like frankenpc said that is one of the better ones....I'll jot down your board type and when I'm surfing parts stores I'll keep an eye out for air or water blocks for you.....I dont know anything about Intel boards so if I bring in one that doesn't work just bear with me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">.....</div>
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Your right no mounting holes but the clip seems to work fine...<br><br>
thanks Rep+ to both of yaa
 

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If you really want to try water for your chipset...you could always just buy a tidewater and mod the mounting bracket (shouldn't be too hard) and then stuff the unit into a 5.25" bay...<br><br>
It would take some customization of course, but if you're already vmodding your chipset, this shouldn't be a problem. And you can always take pride in your own handiwork <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Not to mention, the tidewater is down to $50 on newegg.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you really want to try water for your chipset...you could always just buy a tidewater and mod the mounting bracket (shouldn't be too hard) and then stuff the unit into a 5.25" bay...<br><br>
It would take some customization of course, but if you're already vmodding your chipset, this shouldn't be a problem. And you can always take pride in your own handiwork <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Not to mention, the tidewater is down to $50 on newegg.</div>
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Actually i dont know that tidewatter will cool any better then the swifttech.<br><br>
I have a Kingwin water unit with 1/4 inch tubing and a single fan radiator with a 5.25 bay pump that I thought about using but didnt think it would cool any better then the swiftech...hmmm i might need to rethink using that because it would easily fit and mount over the chipset and it was able to moderately cool my Clawhammer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Actually i dont know that tidewatter will cool any better then the swifttech.<br><br>
I have a Kingwin water unit with 1/4 inch tubing and a single fan radiator with a 5.25 bay pump that I thought about using but didnt think it would cool any better then the swiftech...hmmm i might need to rethink using that because it would easily fit and mount over the chipset and it was able to moderately cool my Clawhammer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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I haven't heard anything but bad with the Tidewater, your right the Swifty would cool better...I bet the Swifty would probaly cool as well as the Kingwin to...Of course I might be wrong to<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">...Since your buddy up there said he had run his at those settings I would go ahead and try it....And then if you have temp issues try the Kingwin....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't heard anything but bad with the Tidewater, your right the Swifty would cool better...I bet the Swifty would probaly cool as well as the Kingwin to...Of course I might be wrong to<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">...Since your buddy up there said he had run his at those settings I would go ahead and try it....And then if you have temp issues try the Kingwin....</div>
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Yeah that makes sense to me too. He was running an ES x6800 with Cascade and didnt bother with water so maybe its overkill...
 

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You dont need to go that serious wit your chipset. Water cooling isnt needed i dont think. You can get some very high quality Chipset heatsinks that will do the job such as this : <a href="http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-blue-ice-2.html" target="_blank">http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-blue-ice-2.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Yep thats the one im using too but after my vMCH is modded it will hit 2.1 to 2.2 and I wasnt sure this heatsink could handle it...</div>

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</div>Good point, I'm running only slightly higher than stock voltage on the NB.
 
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