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x570 Strix E monoblock. Yay or nay?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am soon to recive my 3900x and already have the x570 Strix E. I am thinking about getting a EK Velocity for the CPU cooler or shall I fork out the extra $$ for the monoblock?

I know I dont need to water-cool the VRM to OC my 3900x on this board but would you do it for the looks of it?

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Velocity CPU block: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-velocity-rgb-nickel-plexi

Monoblock: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-momentum-rog-strix-x570-e-d-rgb-plexi


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2 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

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I would think about it in terms of thermal headroom, does your radiator has enough headroom to take on the VRMs? They do dump a healthy amount of heat into the loop, so if you have a heat heavy system already with not so much radiator space, I would rather leave the VRMs on air so that the radiators aren't as stressed.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, For Science! said:

I would think about it in terms of thermal headroom, does your radiator has enough headroom to take on the VRMs? They do dump a healthy amount of heat into the loop, so if you have a heat heavy system already with not so much radiator space, I would rather leave the VRMs on air so that the radiators aren't as stressed.

I have a 280 and a 420 Rad, both 30mm Tick with Noc InduPPC fans. I might be getting an additional 120mm.

Rest is VII+V64+x570chipset (but that wont make much heat). ATM the system can run on full thrust with under 40bd noise at where I am sitting.


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7 minutes ago, Metallus97 said:

Noc InduPPC fans

For god's sake please never ever type it like this ever again. I nearly shot myself to try and forget this horrific sight. "Noctua iPPC" reads without causing instant brain cell death and is actually shorter and easier to type. 

That out of the way, you'll be fine. Rads should be plenty for that combo if you're running stock, if you get to OCing and pumping more power into your vegas, things will get toasty. 

Shouldn't need to cool the VRMs with a monoblock so long as they're decent, it's basically aesthetics. Pick whichever you think looks nicest. I went for a monoblock for the looks at one point, now I stick with just CPU blocks, like 'em better. That's my subjective opinion though, just do whatever works best for you. 


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I’d always shot for a mono block if I have the choice. I’ve never owned a new enough board to offer it though. I buy boards that have that area covers with a block already or I have to add one. 
 

Id go all out. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

I’d always shot for a mono block if I have the choice. I’ve never owned a new enough board to offer it though. I buy boards that have that area covers with a block already or I have to add one. 
 

Id go all out. 

Yeha probably I’ll do it. Maybe I will try to sell my old supremacy  evo to save a bit on the monoblock 


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