XPD:Another idea would be to put some ramsinks along the back edge of the vrm sink as there is a long flat section thats good for 4-5 ramsinks,though the last of the ramsinks needed fettling to cover the whole area,i think i had to chop of 1/4 off its footprint,but i can say it really helped share the load of dissipating the heat.
I will put up a pic when i get home sometime this week.
Then i tried reversing the exhaust fan so there would be cool air blowing over the heatpipe but oddly enough it increased temps!
next i will try using aligator clips to hold a smallish fan blowing air over as opposed to just using the exhaust fan to draw the air over them.
N2:i killed the nf980 in a mighty fashion...i quite liked the board but noticed severe firstname.lastname@example.org so i went to 1.72 to get 1.6 and it worked for a week or so then smelled worse than my sons socks and i spied melted vrm's...not to worry it was only Â£15 and i couldnt love a board that wont suffer my abuse without throwing a hissy fit.
Jayce:good luck,the worst you could face is unknown processor showing up in bios,but it should still function fully with the exception of CnQ
Boogas:hi yes 10 would be more than fine,all i ask is that you wait for me to return home sometime this week as im currently working away,otherwise you will be paying for something and possibly not receiving it for 2 weeks!
what i will recommend is overclocking your cpu-nb,metro/crysis 1 or 2 in dx11 mode/warhead/mafia2/batman aa still will be a helluva strain on your cpu and having 3 cards to feed is going to need require some overclocking abuse
losing a stick of ram to make a pair might be wise too,this _should_ allow a higher overclock.Edited by MightyMission - 7/18/11 at 1:06am