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Watercooling and the Northbridge

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Nicky, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Nicky

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    I've decided to make a monster. So far I've got through the following logic.

    I want onboard dolby digitial encoding which means someting like an Asus P5AD2 motherboard. But this means Intel, not AMD, which means serious cooling. Which means noise. Which leads me to watercooling.

    This seems quite attractive, but does it mean I can get away without a case fan at all, or is this a recipe for turning the passively cooled northbridge into a slightly burned lump.

    Cheers for any thoughts.

    Nick
     
  2. Andyuk911

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    Zalman fan on a P4 3.2 , no heat or fan noise, but this is early days, waiting for a new case.
     
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    I have a Reserator-based system and don't like the idea of no fans at all. Use at least one exhaust fan preferably a Silenx or Pabst fitted with a Fan-Mate.

    The point being that even if you water-cool the CPU and GPU you'll still get heat from the Northbridge, hard disk, optical drive etc. and this'll give the necessary air movement and turned right down it'll be inaudible.
     

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