x38 PWM Water Cooling

Purchased "Aqua-Computer VRM cooler" from Scan computers, it didn't specifically say it'd work with my Abit x38 QuadGT, but I tried it anyway, and it does!
@3.2Ghz, load temps for the VRM/PWM's was 60c, that's with a 120mm fan blowing on the old heatsink, without it would go way over 100 and eventually shut the system down around 120.
WITH the watercooler the load temps are 50c, and never go above that. Very happy with that :)

  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    It's difficult to see here but the clip on the power supply hits the top of the block making it impossible to plug in.....time for some trimming (of the plug!)
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Tada! One installed VRM water cooler, its a tight fit (too tight as you can see below!) but it's fine..
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Original heatsink, you can see the indentations where the VRM's were sat (see high res version on website for a better view)
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Here are those red hot VRM's!
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Underside of the motherboard showing the black plastic lugs which need to be squeezed into all the heatsink to be removed.
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Original heatsin in situ .....
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Here's the underside of the block, you can see the holes where the screws enter from the underside of the motherboard...
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    Here's the basic VRM/PWM block along with a couple of " Aqua-Computers Coupling 10/8 mm G 1/8 with O-gasket"
  • Stevil United Kingdom (Private)
    6 years 2 months ago
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    That's better, it now fits perfectly, some of the heat is probably being transfered to the plug/cable, bonus heatsink!
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