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Old 04-03-07, 02:30 PM   #13
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Only single slot cards will work in it though Look at the location, very bottom of board.
Yeah, I know but why would you need dual slot cooling? Obviously the Ageia card doesn't need it so when they create a PCI-E version I am assuming it will be the same.

Even when considering the possibility of quantum physics I doubt a dual slot cooler will be needed. More likely people will be running things like a dual 8800GTXs and a single 8600 for physics.

Anyway both concepts are vaporware, so who cares? By the time Quantum physics becomes standardized LGA775 will be history.
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Old 04-03-07, 06:51 PM   #14
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Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...
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Old 04-03-07, 09:49 PM   #15
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Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...
I thought the same thing too, but as long as they got a cooler like that on board you probably can run passive and then whats the point of watercooling?

Anyway, last time I watercooled my chipset it just added extra hassle for no gain. Granted it was A64 and there was no mem controller on the NB, but still...
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Old 04-03-07, 10:30 PM   #16
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Lame, DFI is going with U clips to hold down the northbridge cooler. Don't they know their own market? So much for chipset water blocks...
MCW30 comes with "u" clips.
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Old 04-04-07, 02:00 AM   #17
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MCW30 comes with "u" clips.
I've used the blocks that hook to the "u" clips, but even after "reducing" the force they apply, I've popped said clips from two different motherboards four times before giving up on NB water blocks (it's a common problem for others too).

The best fix I saw was to remove the clips when they pop (instead of resoldering like I did), and drill/push through a paperclip that you can solidly twist together on the otherside of the board, but I find that an undesirable fix for motherboards that cost a couple hundred bucks .
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Old 04-04-07, 05:42 AM   #18
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I thought the same thing too, but as long as they got a cooler like that on board you probably can run passive and then whats the point of watercooling?

Anyway, last time I watercooled my chipset it just added extra hassle for no gain. Granted it was A64 and there was no mem controller on the NB, but still...
I not so sure that you can run that thing passive, it looks like it's a bit smaller than the other towerlike heatpipe nbcoolers from companys such as thermalright and tuniq, and those run pretty hot when you pump up the volts(that is without a fan)

With a fan @5v they dont have any problem keeping the nb cool
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I not so sure that you can run that thing passive, it looks like it's a bit smaller than the other towerlike heatpipe nbcoolers from companys such as thermalright and tuniq,
I am not so sure, they look similarly sized, the DFI cooler may actually be wider, it is definitely wider than a PCI slot.

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I didn't really think much of it when I saw the new NB cooler for the DFI board, but looks to be the first end user installed HSF for the chipset on any retail mobo I have ever seen:



http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=139778
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If I was going 680i this would probably be the one. Looks very tempting.
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On the plus side it can cool the back of your 8800GTX
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