nb and vreg are stock, bios had nb @ 48c, I just got done putting everything together so Ill redo the tim later
. Im using Artic Silver ceramique on the cpu block, idle is 20c, so Im planning on using that if a tim change is recommended. Ill try to unlcock the cores w/ this one, I had no luck w/ the MSI, only a stable oc to 4.0. I was ready to go w/ the Gigabyte 890fx UD7 but Frys had none and only one CHIV left, so I nabbed it
. The only thing going for the Gigabyte was the pcie x16 layout, I had reservations about the CHIV, but a little research and some pics w/ no stupid bar code stickers all over the board and the colors finally convinced me this was the right board for me. idle is couple of degrees higher, but I suspect its the new app of tim.