VRM Cooling for a Rackmount Motherboard Transplant

jolness

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I have an X10DRL-i that I purchased recently on ebay. Love the board, love that it is ATX but it is out of a 1U rackmount server ( 6018R-MT) so it is missing the heatsink on the VRM as shown in this photo circled in red, it does have the one circle in blue.
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Because I am using a consumer ATX case, the airflow isn't what was expected when they made the decision to not include it. I have multiple 140mm Noctua two fans up front (blowing over my 5 HGST drives), one on the bottom, one on the side as intakes, and two exhausts up back at the top. So lots of airflow, just not highly directional flow like the old chassis.


My question is, should I worry about it? I'd rather spend a bit of money on heatsinks for peace of mind but I know I can tend to go overboard. Even in sustained 100% workloads VRM temps are quite good, less than my consumer motherboard running a ryzen 7 chip.
If yes, should I get some copper heatsinks (6.5mm^2 I think is the size I need but as always, happy to take feedback on that) and use those or should I try to see if supermicro has a part number for this and track one down?

Thanks in advance!
 

gb00s

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Are you in US or EU? I have two broken Asus Z10PA-D8 which have the same layout and the same heatsinks. if you are in the EU I could send you a heatsink if you take the shipping.
 

jolness

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Are you in US or EU? I have two broken Asus Z10PA-D8 which have the same layout and the same heatsinks. if you are in the EU I could send you a heatsink if you take the shipping.
I am in America, I really appreciate the offer, I wish I could take advantage of it. It's not the worst thing to have to take the DIY approach but would be nice to just have something that is as simple as putting a couple plastic clips in