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Old August 9, 2009, 02:28 PM
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I need a southbridge block with a 45mm diagonal distance between the 2 hole.

I would prefer to have a oval sized one.

The only one that I found is the CHC-125 from koolance.
Any other suggestion?
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Old August 9, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Perhaps Swiftech MCW-30 universal block will fit?
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Is this just for the sake of having it watercooled? If so, fair enough, but the SB is generally one of the most overrated things to watercool. Much easier to just slap on a copper heatsink - less tubing, less components, and no chance of expansion card interference.
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The swiftech one doesn't work, too wide.


I got 45mm

At the moment I don't care if it is watercooled or not.

I would like an afthermarket heatsink, but with 45mm I am quite limited...
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Which board exactly is that?
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That's pretty narrow. One option would be use an Enzotech copper sink and drill holes closer towards the center. They're pretty cheap, so it's not like you'd be risking much.

Another possibility - does your SB have an IHS? Or it is direct-die? If it's the former, you might be able to use the aforementioned heatsink and a little thermal tape.
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I have a MSI 790FX-GD70

I try to cool the southbridge with an afthermarket cooler.

The southbridge is direct to die.

Maybe the blue ice from coolermaster will be perfect for my needs, but I can't find the spec even on the web site...
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The enzotech round one is cheap yes, but only the heatsink is 44,7mm

So I won't have enough room to drill hole!
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Actually, I was thinking about their square ones. The main heatsink area is about 45mm across the diagonal, and then you have the tabs that extend further out for the fasteners. The smallest gap that the tabs will accomodate is about 50mm, but it's pretty easy to drill closer holes, which is what I had to do for one of my own boards.
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I am not equiped to drill hole into cooper.


But i found that may be suitable for my needs:

ZM-NBF47

It's fanless, but I got a haf932 case, it will have plenty of airflow!
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