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    Default EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Have any of you guys water cooled the UD4P or other EX58 Chipset? EK has a really nice set that covers the NorthBridge, southbridge, and mosfets.
    I have tried chipset cooling with other boards with very mixed results.

    My temps are not really out of line now but every little bit helps. Besides, those acrylic blocks are really cool looking :).

    I am presently cooling with a Typhoon III and parallel loops for CPU and GPUs to two triple rads so I have lots of room.
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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    I don't have any experience watercooling chipsets and MOSFETS.

    Do you believe that your current CPU clock may be held back by the temps of the chipset and FETS? if not then you'll likely see no practical benefit. Also bear in mind that adding them to a loop may increase the over all water temp of that loop and thus any other connected components. As you know, component order matters little if any.

    Adding them to the GPU loop wouldn't hurt I suppose, as the water there will likely already be warmer than the CPU loop when in full 3D, especilly with two little GPU furnaces ablaze so to speak. When running non 3D CPU intense apps, the FETS and chipset will almost have a loop to themselves. Very good for when video encoding etc.

    No harm in water cooling them if you want to do so and have the time and cash. You should then be able to cut case air flow to a bare minimum to cur noise. Remember to vent the HDD's and have at least a little airflow though to cool PCB's. Also if the GPU waerblocks aren't full coverage, you want some air flow on those VRM's. Most dedicated 4870 blocks I've seen are full coverage though.
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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    I had also been looking at those myself and the prices are nice, and this NB Block by Aqua Computers
    Aqua Computer twinplex XT di-Design Chipset X58

    Let us know what you decide to do, and post some pics

    I am still undecided myself

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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    I think I will go with the EK. The Aqua does not cover the mosfets or Southbridge and I am afraid that it will introduce unnecessary restriction to my loop.
    In any case it will have to wait a month or so for income to catch up with desire. :)
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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Ya I just mentioned that because I had been looking at it as well as the Two EK Sets offered

    Post some pics once you get it setup, I'd like to see some real images of it in action

    Which one was you looking to get anyway, the clear one or the black?

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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Clear one -Bling, man, bling. With my blood red coolant it will look seriously cool.
    I posted the same question over at XS and got some good pics.
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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Nice, ya that is the one I was looking at to go with my Blue cooling

    Ya I saw your post over their the other day, Guess I need to check back there for some pics. Thanks for the link reminder

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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    I have the EK EX58 Chipset cooling installed. I ended up using the second two PCIEX slots which left lots of room. I am using compression fittings so it would not leave sufficient room for the top slot but conventional barbs would work fine. Photo doesn't quite show this. Bottom line - north bridge and motherboard temps are down by about 8c and it looks really good.
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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Man, i'm gonna wait for Emir to get those other blocks done, then get his nb/sb block. Since i'm usin 2 dual slot cards, and a pcie sound/physx card, I'm gonna need the top 2 slots avail....

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    Default Re: EX58 UD4P Chipset Water Cooling

    Thanks - it was a real challenge getting two triples in the case. So long as you don't use a metal compression fitting on the NB SB block you can use the top slot with no problem.
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