Ditch CPU block for Monoblock?

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by Creepin_D, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Creepin_D

    Creepin_D [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 17, 2000
    I currently have a EK block on the 1700 cpu. I do plan on getting a new CPU once it is released in April. I'm toying with the idea of replacing my water block with a mono block when I do the CPU change out.

    I'm not an extreme overclocker, but I do try to get the the highest o/c possible with modest voltage bumps.

    Is there any point of me doing this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 5, 2016
    I asked this a while back, and the general consensus was that monoblocks are overkill/eye candy. I bought one recently, but only because I moved to an open air chassis and my VRM heatsinks are no longer getting directed airflow for cooling. Once I get it installed, I'll report back; I wanna see if it gets me that 5.0GHz that I'm right on the edge of with me CPU-only block.
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  3. arnemetis

    arnemetis [H]ard|Gawd

    Aug 2, 2004
    I went with a monoblock this build, and what I wanted to avoid was having to balance an 80mm fan on my graphics card again to adequately cool the vrms. I don't otherwise have any airflow over them, so this was an acceptable solution to me.

    I'd suggest just waiting and see where you get with the new cpu and the block you have now. Are the heatsinks around your cpu on fire when you're loading the cpu? Ground yourself on the case and you should be able to touch just the heatsinks while your pc is running without issue. Unless they're getting no airflow and are extremely hot, like painful to touch, i don't think you're pushing that hard. I know that I am dreading ever having to make any changes to my setup now, since a monoblock is screwed in from the back so the whole mobo has to come out.
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