Hello, I just wanted to ask if I could temporarily use a water-cooled board without water-cooling. Does it work? I'm currently buying parts for a new PC an this is really bothering me since this board looks so good and I don't have that much money left for water-cooling. So what are your opinions about this?
It looks freaking good!
Just so that I am clear, you mean to temporarily run the board with that VRM waterblock and no water running through the block? I'd say that would probably be a bad idea, You wouldn't be able to cool the components under the block very well and could risk damaging them. You might be ok if you kust wanted to get nto bios or something, but to use the system with no water... :ph34r:
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get some cheap plastic barbs, hw store tubing, clamps. Otherwise forget it.
EDIT: herpa derp, forgot about the radiator. Scrap that idea entirely. Wait until you can get a very basic budget loop together to provide adequate cooling. You might be able to remove the waterblock and get away with some mofset heatsink (Thermalright ones come to mind).
In any event, do things properly and don't don't risk your hardware.
whats wrong with stock heatsink ? just re-tim it and use till you get all your parts
yes using MB without HS will cook the chip correct Astaroth smart idea if trashed old HS
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