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August 2, 2006 10:04:24 PM

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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August 3, 2006 7:31:31 AM

you have a lian li?
i have that mb with lian li works fine
August 3, 2006 7:47:34 AM

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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
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August 3, 2006 8:55:50 AM

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=N82E1681...

And if you have more money get the Antec Solution SLK3700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
-or- a little more and the the Thermaltake Shark
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

And if you have even more money buy the Thermaltake Kandalf. I love mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
August 3, 2006 2:35:43 PM

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?
August 3, 2006 4:32:26 PM

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=N82E1681...

And if you have more money get the Antec Solution SLK3700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
-or- a little more and the the Thermaltake Shark
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

And if you have even more money buy the Thermaltake Kandalf. I love mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...


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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