Well the odds are it's going to be worse, since this was my 1380mhz card
But yeah with the Noctua on my newly-installed Rampage IV Extreme, there is literally no room for even the backplate on the card. It's that tight of a fit for a card in PCIe Slot 1. So I am in the process of exchanging the card and I ordered a H100 to replace the Noctua. So...new Lightning coming in, hoping for another 1350mhz+ one but we'll see.