Asus bringing water to chipset cooling?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by NicePants42, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. NicePants42

    NicePants42 Partition Master

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    Asus had an interesting cooling system at Computex.

    These days, either the mobo comes with an 'optional' 40mm fan (gee, that's great.. :( ) or you're told to supply your own additional cooling in order to keep those OC'ed temps down. OR, you could simply remove the NB heatsink and water cool it - except that all the 'sinks are connected by heatpipes now, so the whole thing's gotta go! Better buy a few extra waterblocks, Mr. water cooling enthusiast person, or pray to Boreas that your Vregs don't fry! Have fun! :p

    [sarcasm]
    Wait a minute, Asus now wants to give us the option of simply attaching an external water loop in one place, and using the (otherwise shelved) heatpipes to leverage the cooling power across the entire chipset and Vregs?! I won't have to find a place to store that tangled mess of copper and that screaming 40mm fan? They must be crazy! Everyone knows that heatpipes and water cooling cannot possibly work together!
    [/sarcasm]

    ...er, why didn't they do this sooner? :confused:
     
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  2. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you have pictures or links of this? I think it would be smart on ASUS part if they made this a reality, as long as they include the appropriate block.
     
  3. NicePants42

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    You did see my link, right? It's the 4th picture down.

    As far as 'the right block', it doesn't look bad except that it's got 3/8" fittings.
     
  4. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    How in the hell could I completely overlook that link? I need to change the colors of those, geez.
     

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