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Old 12-07-2017, 07:17 PM   #34
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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
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