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    Water cooled Motherboards?

    Have any of you had experience with watercooled motherboards?(pre fitted with the blocks I mean) I've seen a couple knocking around, one from ASUS and a yet to be released x38 based board from MSI I think it was, are there any others knocking around that I need to know about?
    I have an abit x38 quad and the VRM temp is doing my head in, it needs really good air flow to keep the temps down to an acceptable level, and I want my PC to be silent and run at 3.8Ghz+

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    Re: Water cooled Motherboards?

    Have you already got a water cooled set up?

    The blocks on those mobos won't work without the rest of the setup which are expensive and can be a bit of a pain to run, it really wouldn't be worth doing just to cool the mobo.

    On the other hand if you're willing to invest time and money it's a good way of getting it running fast and quietly (not silently mind you, it's still got to have fans).
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    • sjbuck's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit X38 Quad GT with watercooled VRMs
      • CPU:
      • E6600 @ 3.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • RAID0 - 2x OCZ Solids, 1 x 74GB Raptor, 2x2x400GB Samsung, 1.5TB Synology 207+
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX GTX295 :)
      • PSU:
      • Hyper 880W PSU,(Was 480Watt Tagan (Powering ALL this!))
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Full Case with 'Loft cooled' External Koolance Exos 2 Water Cooling
      • Operating System:
      • XP/V64/2008
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30"
      • Internet:
      • Be 24Mbps (15Mbps/2Mbps in reality)

    Re: Water cooled Motherboards?

    Yeah I've got water now (see system dropdown) cooling just the CPU, I'm finding it a bit inadequate though so I'll potentially use that to cool the mothorboard/hard disks even, and buy in something more beefy for the CPU.
    OPtions seem to be thin on the ground though. Shame there are no water blocks for the VRM's on the abit x38 board

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