Originally Posted by nyxagamemnon
Looks like the I/o shield becomes worthless if you plan on water cooling the board.
Good. I'm glad they didn't do something stupid with it. Now to find some one who will sell me a second one so I can snip one. Though, it looks like you may be able to wiggle the heat pipe loose... +1
Originally Posted by Cool Mike
Looking at preordering the black at NCIX. I normally purchase from Newegg or Amazon.
Does NCIX not offer a overnight option? Seems not.
1-3 on pre-order, two options 15$ NCIX shipping which is likely USPS, than the more expensive UPS option.
Both are known to drop kick package's, so I wen't with the 1.5% full coverage shipping insurance... Just in case... I have had mobo drama's with Newegg, i'm now jaded.
Originally Posted by chimaychanga
Why is there a heatsink connection to the I/O cover? cant see anything that needs cooling there
Well EK is working on full MB block
WooT! Mean's i'll have to add a phase 2 to my 900D.
Though, looking @ the layout, i'm not sure how a one piece full cover block will be possible. The whole PCIE slot backing up to the DIMM's is meh.Edited by skupples - 10/26/13 at 11:16am