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Asus Rampage Extreme IV Chipset Question

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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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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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lol, sweet. Thanks :)
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PS: I will cool it anyways. Why not :)
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