Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

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Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby Thaidog » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:40 pm

I am looking for the best chipset waterblocks for my Asus M4N82 nvdia 980a chipset. The tricky part is that the south bridge is located directly behind my BFG Geforce 285 GTX video card.

I was talking to someone as Koolance who said I would need to watercool the video card to be able to make space for the SB waterblock. That is fine... it makes since to go ahead and cool everything if I'm going to go ahead and do the mobo anyway.

So what SB would you suggest? 8-)

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby omegastitch » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:14 pm

why don't you check the Compatibility Wizard at http://www.koolance.com/product_wizard/blocks.php to see what the options are? It can point you in the right direction really quick. I know it helped me out a lot.

or I can go a little further and tell you that it will recommend either the CHC-120-V06 or the CHC-125.
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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby Thaidog » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:28 am

omegastitch wrote:why don't you check the Compatibility Wizard at http://www.koolance.com/product_wizard/blocks.php to see what the options are? It can point you in the right direction really quick. I know it helped me out a lot.

or I can go a little further and tell you that it will recommend either the CHC-120-V06 or the CHC-125.


Thanks I think I will go with the CHC-125 :)

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby omegastitch » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:47 am

you are welcome and good luck. ;)
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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby bambihunter » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:58 am

I would be very surprised if you can water cool the SB AND use the PCI-E x16 slot over it. These boards use the exact same layout as the Crosshair II and others and if you are using small tubing, barbs instead of compression fittings, and pivot them just right you MIGHT be able to make it work. I have both this board and the CHII and I have completely water cooled the CHII board but can only use two of the three slots even with water cooled GTX280's. I have tried both the CHC-125 and CHC-122. I am using 13mm tubing which hurts some, so if you want to use 6mm tubing there are a couple more options.
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/default.php?cPath=29_66

Here's my full water cooled system. It is hard to see the SB but you can see how much room the 13mm compression fittings take up.
http://forums.koolance.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=49&start=39

What I did on my M4N82Deluxe was to remove the one piece heat-pipe and replace the SB and V-reg cooler section with Enzotech coolers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010110572+50012483&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&Subcategory=572&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=). I then water cooled the NB and CPU. If I recall correctly, the south bridge only emits up to 12 watts of heat.

Koolance REALLY needs and AMD block. I have verified at least 4 Asus boards with the NVidia chipset that a full coverage block would work with.
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
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RP-980
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2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby Thaidog » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:01 pm

bambihunter wrote:What I did on my M4N82Deluxe was to remove the one piece heat-pipe and replace the SB and V-reg cooler section with Enzotech coolers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010110572+50012483&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&Subcategory=572&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=). I then water cooled the NB and CPU. If I recall correctly, the south bridge only emits up to 12 watts of heat.

Koolance REALLY needs and AMD block. I have verified at least 4 Asus boards with the NVidia chipset that a full coverage block would work with.


Which envotech cooler for the sb did you use?

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby bambihunter » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:36 am

Thaidog wrote:Which envotech cooler for the sb did you use?


I am not sure, but I THINK it was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708004

I actually got two. A short one and a taller one (but not the real tall one pictured here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708003). It is passive.
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PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby Thaidog » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:44 pm

bambihunter wrote:
Thaidog wrote:Which envotech cooler for the sb did you use?


I am not sure, but I THINK it was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708004

I actually got two. A short one and a taller one (but not the real tall one pictured here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708003). It is passive.


And that cools ok? I would have to use the short one. Do you have hybrid graphics enabled?

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Re: Looking for a waterblock for an Asus M4N82 (980a chipset)

Postby bambihunter » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:44 pm

Well, the SB on these boards don't have a temp sensor but it has been running that way for about 4 months folding 24/7 and has been running perfectly stable without trouble.
No, I am not using hybrid SLI, only a PCI-E video card.
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans


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