Hello everyone - newbie here. I'm doing my first build from second-hand components. I have found a motherboard I really like but it has one issue and that is due to the previous owner installing a custom loop he removed some of the cooling elements from the board to make room for his water block. I have attached before and after pictures.
So my questions to all you fine peeps are:
1) Should this concern me to the point of not getting the board? 2) Is there somewhere I can get a replacement part (like for like) 3) Is there some bespoke way I can achieve the same cooling effect the original component did?
The guy seems legit and he has made some suggestions but I thought I double-check with you guys and see if there was a consensus.
Thanks, everyone! I really hope someone can help me out here - all advice gratefully received!