VRM cooling in an open case

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by VanGoghComplex, May 6, 2019.

  1. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hey all!

    When I built the below build, the top radiator and danc were not there. Since there was no forced airflow on that part of the mobo, I decided to go with a monoblock at the time.

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    Now I'm looking at switching to team Red for my next platform upgrade, and am revisiting the monoblock decision. Do you think the fans I now have over the motherboard would provide sufficient airflow over the heatsinks to cool the VRMs? I know they'd be effective in a closed chassis, but I expect airflow works a little differently for my P5.

    Whatcha think?
     
  2. Furious_Styles

    Furious_Styles [H]ard|Gawd

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    With the high-end mobos usually you don't need any active cooling on them. Unless you're pushing really high voltage (1.4-1.5+) and running lots of AVX-heavy loads.
     
  3. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    Cool! I'm going with the X570 Taichi, I think.
     
  4. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    They do. I run systems this way all the time for testing.