I would just make a couple of points regarding the cooling issue for the NF4 chipset that was mentioned in this review (Video card blocks NF4 chip and prevents using 3rd party cooling unit):
1) The first time I saw this board that was one of the first things I noticed, and I was very disappointed. I've read probably a dozen reviews of this board and LegitReviews was one of only two sites to even mention this as a potential problem. Props to LR
for being on the ball and really putting together a thorough review. The other was in THIS REVIEW
of the AquaBox watercooling system (very cool BTW). They were able to get a block on the chipset but only by switching to a smaller video card - and it was still a tight fit (check out the pics on PAGE 8
2) The statement made that this is a generic problem with all NF4 boards is not entirely accurate
. Take for instance the BIOSTAR N4SLI-A9
. This NF4 SLI board seats the chipset squarely between the two PCIe16 slots. There are others that put the chipset clear of the video cards as well.
Has anyone found a cooling solution that works well on the NF4 chip on this board (besides the factory fan)?