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Old 19-02-07, 01:31 AM
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Chipset cooling question

I don't know if I should include chipset block into the setup or just use fans to cool the NB/SB of my mobo.

At the mo, I've only hooked up a 8800GTX and Quad to the PA120.3 with a DDC Ultra pump.

Will it be ok to add 2 chipset blocks into the loop? I'm worried the pressure will drop a lil and give me lower cooling performance results.

Thinking of possibily adding another GPU into the loop in the not so distant future so that's why I'm asking.

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Old 19-02-07, 01:40 AM
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Whats the mobo?
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Old 19-02-07, 01:42 AM
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ABIT IN9 32X-MAX.

It has copper heatsinks installed already, but I'm wondering if I can cool it down even further

EDIT: Not actually copper, but cheap aluminium SPRAYED like its copper

Which of these would you get?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...x&cPath=59_241
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Old 19-02-07, 02:04 AM
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Swiftech MCW-30 without question. And what do you mean you want to add 2 of them? I know you're not planning on watercooling the southbridge, that barely even needs a heatsink as it is....

But with the way that the 680i's act up with overheating chipsets I think that watercooling it in this circumstance would be a wise idea, it's going to hurt your flow rate a bit since chipset blocks are pretty restrictive but it shouldn't make a huge impact on your loops overall performance.
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Old 19-02-07, 02:23 AM
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I was reading some ppl were cooling both the NB/SB. I guess you dont need to then.

MCW30 above all the new ones?

Like the new Danger Den DD-680i Chipset Block?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21066
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Old 19-02-07, 02:28 AM
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I was reading some ppl were cooling both the NB/SB. I guess you dont need to then.

MCW30 above all the new ones?

Like the new Danger Den DD-680i Chipset Block?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21066
DD chipset blocks are 2 restrictive, I know from personal experience Go for the Swifty, tiz a great block.
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Old 19-02-07, 03:07 AM
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K thnx!
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Old 19-02-07, 10:15 PM
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DD performs much better, swiftys generally a flat peice of copper.
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Old 20-02-07, 04:15 PM
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swiftech MCW30 is what i recommend.

if you are worried about flow, the MCW30 will most likly be your best bet.

i took mine apart when i got it, and theres NOTHING inside it, no pins, no matrix grid, no nothing, flat piece of copper, and thats it.

i think thats the best thing for a NB block....
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Old 20-02-07, 07:24 PM
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Um why would you think that?
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