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Is it worth using that little chipset fan that eVGA provides for you to mount on? I noticed with the fan on my cpu temps rise, but if it's not on, the heatsink feels pretty hot. What did you guys who have that with their mobo do with it?
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680i runs very hot and also it's the current power hog of all chipsets.

If I were you, I'd definitely use the "included" fan for your north-bridge. Active cooling sounds like a good idea.
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680i, yeah use the fan. Those things get hotter than the nForce4SLI chips.
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