glenn with 2 n's wrote:
now what has me stuck is the components on the matrix, where there’s the heat spreader. what im down to figuring out is how beneficial would it be, or is it needed if i rigged/modded an additional universal vga block to that heat spreader? or is case air flow more then enough for what kind of cooling the components need?
the goal for this down the road is get it set up now so down the road adding a 2nd matrix for a sli set up will be simple hookup an pop-in.
figured since how you reviewed all the stuff with the matrix, probably know these details?
I recommend having a case fan directing airflow over the VRM heatsink if you plan on overclocking 😄
It is not required to liquid cool the VRM's as the 19 Phase GPU power sufficiently distributes the heat load on the VRM's and reduces overall temperature in that area of the board.
I use the stock VRM cooler to bench this card on liquid Nitrogen at 1500MHz + and have no problems with the VRM's getting too hot.
Thank you all for the feedback, would anyone like to see a point diagram of the card where I indicate the location of board components and describe them in detail?