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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    I would use it passively. To be honest it's less work than getting an alternative motherboard (factoring in turn-around time), and the same amount as swapping boards. It's easy to remove the old heatsink and atatch the new one. the old one simply unscrews. Mounting the Thermalright is a breeze and it's designed first and foremost to be a passive solution, a fan is definitely optional for a NB sink this good.

    To re-mount the top MOSFET sink (which also needs removing with the NB one) simply twist and pull, and the heatpipe will come out. Pop the push-pins back in and you're set.
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    You are right, BUT:
    To unmount the old NB heatsink would require taking the whole mb out of the case, so in the end it wouldn't make any difference :)
    Plus the mounting holes are a bit not standard, so I bet I'd have hard time mounting something new in! I will do a bit of research in the heatsink market though.

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    It would involve taking the board out, but my point was that so would replacing the board. This way, you'll have better cooling and be certain to get the same overclocking results, maybe better as you'd then be more confident to push a bit further.

    After market NB coolers by their nature cater for a large array of mounting options. There will probably be an adjustable bracket of some sort to mount it with.

    I've attached an image from the Thermalright site. It is indeed a slotted bracket with room to accomodate different hole layouts/distances.
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    I also fell for the flash security update... thanks for the warning Psycho. Now I gotta run my anti-virus. damnit!!

    EDIT: btw, what anti-virus software do u use psycho?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    It would involve taking the board out, but my point was that so would replacing the board. This way, you'll have better cooling and be certain to get the same overclocking results, maybe better as you'd then be more confident to push a bit further.

    After market NB coolers by their nature cater for a large array of mounting options. There will probably be an adjustable bracket of some sort to mount it with.

    I've attached an image from the Thermalright site. It is indeed a slotted bracket with room to accomodate different hole layouts/distances.
    That would be Thermalright HR-05 SLI / IFX or something similar, right?
    My problem is the orientation of the CPU cooler, it reaches almost to the closest PCI-e slot, which is occupied by the soundcard.
    That is partially the reason why I was looking at the other boards. And more complex copper heatpiping looks a bit more effective than what's present on UD3P.

    Look:
    this looks good alone



    If I could fit the VGA in the lower orange slot (why are there two though?) I would have three extra ones where I could fit both my extra cards.

    edit:
    Question: the lower, orange, PCI-e slots, what mode do they run in? I am confused. The blue is definitely x16, but are the orange ones capable of same speed?
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    similar case here with 4 antec tricools

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Quote Originally Posted by Octopuss View Post
    edit:
    Question: the lower, orange, PCI-e slots, what mode do they run in? I am confused. The blue is definitely x16, but are the orange ones capable of same speed?
    It definately help to read the specs/manual.
    The second is PCI Express x16 running at x 8. Might be enough but I have no idea if a single graphics card can be placed there, or it must be the second of two CrossFired cards.

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    I thought about something similar. Isn't it that it works as full x16, but when two graphic cards are present in the system, it only runs at x8?

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Quote Originally Posted by Octopuss View Post
    I thought about something similar. Isn't it that it works as full x16, but when two graphic cards are present in the system, it only runs at x8?
    The blue one does, the 1st orange can only run at x8.

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Time to dig up my thread on another forums where I asked about PCI-e speed :)
    Too bad I can't remember.
    But I believe for 4870 the x8 was pretty much enough, with maybe few % difference.

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