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Asus Rampage Extreme IV Chipset Question

Hi Experts,

Asus Rampage Extreme IV socket 2011

If you are looking at the motherboard, the cpu is facing north, to the south of it are the PCH / Southbridge, and to the north the voltage regs, what is the black heatsink on the left (west) near the backpanel for?

The reason for this question is because I am adding a full motherboard waterblock for liquid cooling, and the full board blocks do not come with heatsinks for that area.

Thanks!
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dr34m3rs
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
AFAIK that's just another thermal module / accessory heat exchanger for the CPU cooling system, it's sitting over the USB3 controller and (rather ironically) the DIGI+ chipset that monitors the cooling system :)
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dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
lol, sweet. Thanks :)
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dr34m3rsAuthor Commented:
PS: I will cool it anyways. Why not :)
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