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    Default Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    Hi,
    I want to equip my system with a liquid cooling pack. I've already been searching around for quite long time, but I can't find any hardware which supports my mainboard.I already found blocks for my CPU and GPU, but I still need blocks to cool my NB, SB and voltage controllers with. Does anyone know which I should buy? Or is there anyone who has the same mainboard? I hope someone can help me with the choice.
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    Default Re: Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    Unless you really want to do some extreme stuf you will not need to cool the VRM, NB and SB (you actually never need to cool the SB basically...).

    If this si your first liquid cooling setup I highly recommend not cooling hte mainboard, as it's quite a pain, has no benefits and jsut heats up the water and makes your CPU get hotter.
    Imho motherboard cooling only makes sense in multi loop configurations and you're aiming for the absolute maximum overclock of your CPU.


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    Default Re: Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    I can't raise the speed of my NB-controller, because it get's too hot. It's so hot that I can't even touch it by finger.

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    Default Re: Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    Then you should either use a water block or a after market cooler. Keep in mind if you use a water block and only one loop, all that heat you mention will be dumped into your loop making your CPU and GFX Temps be higher than need be

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    So it's just an idea, but it would be better to put the CPU as first in the loop, the GPU second, the NB-chip third, and the voltage regulators fourth and fifth? Because the voltage regulators doesn't give that much heat that they need to be watercooled. My GPU becomes around 85 degrees Celsius when it's loading, when idle it's around 50 degrees Celsius. My CPU has a idle-temperature of 32 degrees Celsius and a load-temperature of 65 degrees Celsius, which is quite warm for an AMD processor. I still doubt about placing the GPU or the NB-chip as second and third. I might switch it, because the GPU is less important to keep cool. My GPU is running at a clock speed of 940MHz and a memory clock speed of 1140MHz, my CPU is running at 3.75GHz with a FSB of 250MHz, which is stable.

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    Default Re: Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    Well it really does not matter all that much the order, the water will be the same temps all around anyway. But yes I would put CPU First, then the rest is up to you and how your case allows things the easiest for you.

    That is Alot for one loop, so you may want to think about leaving some of it out or doing two loops, otherwise your temps may be worse all around then they are now.

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    Default Re: Liquid cooling at Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Rev. 1.0

    How can I make two loops? Do I need two pumps and two radiators then? o.0

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    For two loops yes. You need two seperate self contained loops, each comprising tubing, a pump, a radiator and a res plus the relevant blocks for what you're cooling. If you didn't do this then you'd be using a single loop and temps wouldn't be quite as good (they'd still be better than air with the right equipment).
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