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    Watercooling the Crosshair V Formula Z

    Am about to watercool the Crosshair V Formula Z and obtained an EKWB full cover block for the board. I notice that this (full cover) block provides no cooling for the SB 850 part of the Chipset. I need advice from someone who has watercooled this motherboard. Does the SB 850 need watercooling or is the stock air cooler sufficient? Should it need watercooling what is the best block to use? I notice that the space between any graphics card and block would be very tight. Please advise.

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    Stock cooler is sufficient. How many GPUs are you running and will your case have some airflow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    Stock cooler is sufficient. How many GPUs are you running and will your case have some airflow?
    +1 Stock sink on SB is fine.

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    Resistance is futile (at <1 Ohm).

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    Thanks very much, problem solved. Yes the case has more than sufficient airflow and I will be using just the one graphics card.

    Thanks again both of you.

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