Heat pipes upside down.

I plan to buy a ASUS P5W DH Deluxe to run with my E6600,
Since my case is inverted I was wondering what affect on cooling of the north bridge if the motherboard was inverted or up side down.
Anybody know?
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  1. you have a lian li?
    i have that mb with lian li works fine
  2. Quote:
    you have a lian li?
    i have that mb with lian li works fine


    Do you overclock?
    I would like to...

    Don't have a Lian Li...
    Mine is an old modified Intel prototype.Link to case
  3. Ive heard of people saying "be aware that because the mobo is inverted that will create heat issues with the heatsinks"...

    I cant imagine how it would creat a huge issue, maybe im just not familiar with it.

    Heat is made to spread evenly over the metal, gravity does not effect it like it effects liquid.

    I wouldn't be worried. Someone correct me if Im wrong plz, perhaps i could use some education on the matter.

    BTW ABOUT YOUR CASE
    -1) Halarious
    -2) Looks like a disaster waiting to happen (i noticed a little metal corrosion at the bottom of your case so obiously you have sprang leaks in the past.)
    -3) Ill bet it overclocks very well considering that absolutly everything but the memory is cooled by liquid (even the hard drives...thats nutz/impressive)
    -4) Is that Duct tape or Tin foil.....yikes.
    -5) Good thing your upgrading...bought time

    ALSO
    Honestly, I suggest you just get a new case for your new computer...i mean...check this out for cheap you can get a nice case. And it looks a lot better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811147040

    And if you have more money get the Antec Solution SLK3700
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129140
    -or- a little more and the the Thermaltake Shark
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133143

    And if you have even more money buy the Thermaltake Kandalf. I love mine
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133153
  4. a lot of mobos with heatpipe chipset cooling don't have wicks in the heatpipes but rely on gravity returning the condensate to the bottom to start the cycle again - you can see where this falls down if the mobo is inverted.
    The P5W DH Deluxe heatpipe is very short though so it shouldn't be affected as much as some & I don't think that chipset runs as hot as e.g. nF4 to start with?
  5. Quote:
    Ive heard of people saying "be aware that because the mobo is inverted that will create heat issues with the heatsinks"...

    I cant imagine how it would creat a huge issue, maybe im just not familiar with it.

    Heat is made to spread evenly over the metal, gravity does not effect it like it effects liquid.

    I wouldn't be worried. Someone correct me if Im wrong plz, perhaps i could use some education on the matter.

    BTW ABOUT YOUR CASE
    -1) Halarious
    -2) Looks like a disaster waiting to happen (i noticed a little metal corrosion at the bottom of your case so obiously you have sprang leaks in the past.)
    -3) Ill bet it overclocks very well considering that absolutly everything but the memory is cooled by liquid (even the hard drives...thats nutz/impressive)
    -4) Is that Duct tape or Tin foil.....yikes.
    -5) Good thing your upgrading...bought time

    ALSO
    Honestly, I suggest you just get a new case for your new computer...i mean...check this out for cheap you can get a nice case. And it looks a lot better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811147040

    And if you have more money get the Antec Solution SLK3700
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129140
    -or- a little more and the the Thermaltake Shark
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133143

    And if you have even more money buy the Thermaltake Kandalf. I love mine
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133153


    My concerns are also 2 fold with the heat pipes.
    Since the board will be inverted the heatpipes will not be perfoming at it's best.
    Secondly I plan to watercool it so there won't be a fan on the CPU to blow air across the fins of the heat pipes.
    I wonder if I could move the fins? i think they are also connected to mosfets as well so that my not be possible. otherwise i could always mount a fan somewhere.
    my alternative solution is to get a new case...
    As for a new case I was thinking of this one
    Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel
    Nice and small... only a bit larger then my old 15" case.

    As for my current PC. Yes I did pack a lot into the old case. It was fun to build.. as for leeks... I had a few but it was pre rusted when I got the case and didn't worry about cleaning that part up.
    And no duct tape... I used metal tape so it would look better. only way i could think of to connect the shrouds to the cores.
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