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April 24, 2012 3:15:14 AM

hello i am think off build a new computer i like to use ASUS Sabertooth X79.I think off make a water cooling system or is the H100 will just do. i found a Motherboard water Block cooler do you think it a good thing to do...i like to do overclocking my system..

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April 24, 2012 6:11:02 AM

Watercooling your Motherboard is insane...Pretty much you do it for the looks.
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April 24, 2012 6:28:25 AM

i heared that the X79 power part gets hot so i thought it will help to cool the motherboard.
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a b V Motherboard
April 24, 2012 6:31:42 AM

Sure, you can do it if you wish, it porbably will yield better results, but not a drastic change. Besides, cooling on motherboard chipset looks really sweet :) 
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April 24, 2012 2:15:18 PM

I water block the VRM and Chipset and there's nothing 'insane' about it, most folks need to OC their rigs and look & feel the temps (see how long you can grab the VRM) ;) 

About the only overkill IMO is to block <1.6Xv RAM and on the X79 blocking the: CPU, VRM & Chipset, RAM gets a little 'busy'. I try to use solid (fittings) on the X79 wherever possible when using (CPU, VRM & Chipset) blocks.

If the VRM gets too hot then they can induce CPU Throttle; i.e. CPU frequency goes down.

You will gain some stability - go for it!
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April 24, 2012 4:58:34 PM
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April 24, 2012 6:35:11 PM

My preference is ID: 10mm (3/8in); OD: 13mm (1/2in) ; better pressure and looks. I'm not a HAF X fan either. I agree with the remainder of the parts, but if you're going to water cool then IMO add the GPU(s). Further, I don't want to engage in a GPU debate, I assume you're looking into 3D Vision based upon the 120Hz monitor. The GTX 560 Ti 448 primary 'plus' is it doesn't limit you to 2-WAY SLI, but the GTX 500 lines require more cooling over the GTX 600 series and HD 7000 series.

Good info on 3D Vision; as you selected make certain the monitor offers LightBoost - http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-system-requireme...

Problem - Koolance (I like Koolance) has a more limited selection for GPU Blocks vs EK's selection - http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/ Meaning,never 'assume' a generic GPU block will fit.

Fans - Ryan did one of the best reviews I've seen - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331629-28-cooling-rou...

IF you plan to water block the GPUs then you'll need second exchanger.
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April 24, 2012 7:06:01 PM

i am having a thought time trying to find the gpu cooler for i really like to get a fully block for it....i can find them for the 560ti but not for the 448 cores....
oh i got the PSU i have the XFX 1000W PRO1000W Ltd Black Edition
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April 24, 2012 7:23:24 PM

What GTX 560 Ti 448 do you have? I know EK makes full blocks for ASUS & EVGA.

As far as the XFX PSU, I've seen some positive reviews. For 'me' I like Corsair, SeaSonic and Enermax. The Corsair AX and HX (extensions for 8/24/PCIe(2)) offers fully sleeved cabling - http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/psu-accessori...

IF all you're doing is SB-E and 2-WAY you 'can' get by with an 850W e.g. AX850 and IF the plan is 3-WAY then the AX1200.
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