View Single Post
Old 12-07-2017, 08:17 PM   #34
Sandog
Moderator
 
Sandog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Alabama
Posts: 18,109
Re: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX

So, let me get on with business. I have a brand new ASUS Essence STX audio card and Intel 900P SSD. Both are black beauties. Both will be separated nicely on the APEX and away from the video card. I mentioned a while back of going to a CPU HSF and keeping only the video card on water. That is now very appealing to me. I thing from seeing FVB's cooler that I would even have better temps with a HSF instead of a water block sharing the water cooling with the video card. It will be easier to maintain a single water cooled card and I would be able to remove it as well.

There are other pluses to a CPU HSF, I would never have to think twice about the cooling, I wouid never get a CPU fan warning, and there is a lot less chance of a water leak around critical areas. I have been looking at the Thermalright True Spirit 140mm for a while now. It is very slim, comes with a very quiet PWM fan, it has direct-touch heat pipes, and it looks nice. I thought about getting a new water block but I really think it will be easier and work/look better with a new CPU HSF. I just purchased the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct yesterday.

TRUE Spirit 140 Direct
__________________
Windows 10 Pro / Corsair 760T Arctic White / ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX / Intel i7-7820X / ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-11GBPS / Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition 32GB DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 / SeaSonic Prime 750W Titanium / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q / Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB / Samsung 850 Pro 1TB / Ducky YoTS / ASUS ROG GLADIUS II / ASUS Essence STX / Audioengine HDP6, N22, S8 / AKG K712 PRO


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote