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Cutouts are only there to allow access to the CPU cooler's mounting. All CPU coolers are designed to have enough clearance from the motherboard try with regular motherboard standoffs between them.
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if upgrading to sandy bridge. one thing to look out for. Are your original optical drives sata or ide. As the Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 does not have any ide/floppy connectors. Suspect the other Gigabyte board your looking at does not too. So you may be best to order an optical drive at the same time.
so what kind of drive would you have to use? i have a normal sata dvd-rw drive.
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If your optical drive is sata your ok.
    
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ok i can get my hands on an i7 960 for dirt cheap. is that worth it. also any recommendations on a motherboard?
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ok that sale ended. but there are four 2500k setups still available from them.
this was the best one:
http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...=200121+525667

should i jump on it? total price with:
i5 2500k
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
corsair CMX4GX3M2B1600C
and the 212+ hsf

grand total = $396.48
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