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Like alot of people, I'm upgrading to the 3080, alongside a complete upgrade to my system. (CPU, mobo, storage, etc). I noticed on some of the budget X570s (looking at the Asus TUF atm), the rather beefy 3080 GPU would cover up the fan on the chipset. Is this generally going to be a problem? I'm generally looking for 200 and below mobos, with the only real strict requirement being a PS/2 port. (Model M supremacy). Another model I am looking at currently is the B550 Tomahawk (On sale, 2/3rds the price of the Asus TUF x570), but that has no chipset fan. Will the GPU covering up the heatsink there be a problem either?

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It really shouldn't be a problem, unless you plan to push overclocks or voltage

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It's accounted for by the board vendors, no need to worry. Also being blown by warm air from the graphics card is better than no direct airflow at all (for the passively cooled B550 boards).

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Not really. Don't worry about it. Most of these fans are mounted just in case when temperature raises too high and you should not even expect that chipset fan start. Even if - look at size if that chipset fan - if it require lot of air then producers should mount big radiators and fans there.

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Yeah, but what producers should do and what they actually do doesn't always match up. Case in point, the volcanic VRM on the early MSI x570 boards :P

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