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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2018/10/10 09:41:26 (permalink)
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1) So do we have any update about this? 2) Any custom monoblock for the Dark? 3) Would you think the EK monoblock for the Asrock board would fit? it is the closest looking PCB (vrm cpu) area of all.



1) No.
2) No. And I spoke to one of Watercool about this. They have no intention to create one for the X299 Dark. I doubt if any of the others would either given X299 is mid life and X399 / TR provides way better value than Basin Falls. Also because the X299 Dark already has good VRM cooling whereas the others with mono blocks don't
3) No. Would not.
 
My advice is use the existing VRM air cooler, get a CPU waterblock only and be happy. You will get better CPU cooling anyway without dumping the VRM heat into that loop anyway and the VRMs can live with being a bit toasty, more so than the CPU die.
 
 

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Think 2: EVGA X299 Dark ¦ i7-7800X ¦ G.Skill DDR4 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34 ¦ EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming ¦ 2x Samsung 970 Evo 2TB ¦ EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 ¦ Dell UP2715K ¦ Caselabs Magnum SMA8/A ¦ Twin custom water-cooling loops with Hardware Labs GTX 560 and GTS 480 with D5 pumps and Aquaero 6 XT control
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2018/10/10 11:32:06 (permalink)
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1) No.
2) No. And I spoke to one of Watercool about this. They have no intention to create one for the X299 Dark. I doubt if any of the others would either given X299 is mid life and X399 / TR provides way better value than Basin Falls. Also because the X299 Dark already has good VRM cooling whereas the others with mono blocks don't
3) No. Would not.
 
My advice is use the existing VRM air cooler, get a CPU waterblock only and be happy. You will get better CPU cooling anyway without dumping the VRM heat into that loop anyway and the VRMs can live with being a bit toasty, more so than the CPU die.
 
 


Thanks for the reply.
About the block for the Asrock, why do you think it wont fit the Evga Dark? Did you try it? Have you seen both pcbs/vrm? they are pretty much the same on pictures at least, I haven't gotten my hands on neither tough.
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2018/10/10 12:14:09 (permalink)
I have not measured them, but you can see from photos of the naked PCB that there are spacing differences. Look at the overlap of the VRM array compared to the CPU mounting bracket holes. The Dark in particular has wider spacing due to some capacitors between the ISL power stages. Compare here:


EVGA
https://xdevs.com/guide/e299ocg/#darkf
 
ASRock
https://www.tweaktown.com/image.php?image=imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/8/4/8480_19_asrock-x299-taichi-xe-intel-motherboard-review_full.jpg
 
Because the ISL 99227B has metal plates on top to improve heat transfer you need to be particularly careful not to short these components out.
 
If you are intent on cooling the water-cool VRM (and I think this is a bad idea, for reasons already described) then you can probably get a custom one made by Nate at E22. Contact detail here: http://www.e22.biz. There are other people about that can do custom blocks too. TiM's xDevs side has a technical drawing that would help get the dimension for a custom block.

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Think 2: EVGA X299 Dark ¦ i7-7800X ¦ G.Skill DDR4 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34 ¦ EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming ¦ 2x Samsung 970 Evo 2TB ¦ EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 ¦ Dell UP2715K ¦ Caselabs Magnum SMA8/A ¦ Twin custom water-cooling loops with Hardware Labs GTX 560 and GTS 480 with D5 pumps and Aquaero 6 XT control
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2018/10/21 08:01:11 (permalink)
Thanks for the tip with Nate!
 
I contacted Nate from E22. Lets wait the answer...
 
I hate it that the big brands are so focused to the crappy asus and others stuff. We only want a VRM block for this amazing board! And for me its not only the temperature, its the fact that i have a fan on the board...
 
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/01/06 01:30:44 (permalink)
Any custom monoblock for the Dark are available now?
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/01/07 02:49:27 (permalink)
Guys avoid Monoblocks. 
They advance is only 2 fittings less and look.
 
I bought Monoblock because I found cheaper and complete with Rampage E10 but I would be seriously disappointed to pay full price for him because cost 2.5 premium CPU Blocks.
Simply he have at least 5C worse temperatures than premium CPU Block as Heatkiller IV PRO.
One of reason I'm happy to switch on another platform is to buy nice CPU Block and save 110 euro compare to Monoblock.
I know exactly what model I want, Pure Black with Koolance Inlet filter on inlet port to keep him clean.
 
I completely understand X299 is series with biggest need for VRM liquid cooling but at least EVGA X299 Dark have enough good cooling and you can use only CPU Block. I advice CPU block without POM, Acetal, Acrylic. Only metal/copper. 
Watercool.de have 4 such models. Heatkiller IV PRO Black Copper, Copper Nickel, Pure Copper, Copper Anthracite. 
These are highest quality best performing CPU waterblocks.
 
Among VRM coolers on Watercool.de site maybe you can find dimension for EVGA X299 Dark.
Yes Monoblocks look nice, mine nicest of all. But If someone choose other motherboard not X299 Dark because no Monoblock...
I can't even say how that's big mistake. CPU Block with good flow and nicely build inside with simple parts is best choice.
 
post edited by Vlada011 - 2019/01/07 02:54:04

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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/01/07 03:49:59 (permalink)
Good CPU Block worth 90 euro would be easiest and fastest and best for me investment for X299 Dark.
How much is dimension between holes VRM on EVGA X299 Dark? 

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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/01/15 20:00:45 (permalink)
I think I have an EVGA Dark monoblock that I got from EKWB and never used, I'd have to double-check.
The reason I didn't use it is that I'd have to strip a bunch of the "dark" custom cooling parts from the mobo.
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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/01/16 01:32:43 (permalink)
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I think I have an EVGA Dark monoblock that I got from EKWB and never used, I'd have to double-check.
The reason I didn't use it is that I'd have to strip a bunch of the "dark" custom cooling parts from the mobo.




I don't recall ever seeing an EK monoblock for the X299 Dark. Perhaps for an earlier series Dark?


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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/04/17 10:11:02 (permalink)
guys don't go for mono block its waste of money and DARK already having best thermal design look at buildzoid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBR57lRy5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQdtqisijks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DICvLJbefY
review they are impressed by the R&D design kudos to EVGA and KINGPIN AKA Vincent Lucido

 
 
 

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Re: EVGA X299 Dark Monoblock 2019/04/17 10:15:12 (permalink)
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guys don't go for mono block its waste of money and DARK already having best thermal design look at buildzoid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBR57lRy5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQdtqisijks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DICvLJbefY
review they are impressed by the R&D design kudos to EVGA and KINGPIN AKA Vincent Lucido


Old news, last post in this thread was by me 3 months ago


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