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Hey guys,

I know the P67 boards are only just appearing but I wondered if anyone could help my peace of mind a bit.

I have ordered the Mega Rev B and some Mushkin Ridgeback RAM. Problem I am hoping not to have is the usual clearance BS. I have not ordered a board yet but I had my eyes set on the UD4 for a few reasons but on a closer look the RAM slots look VERY close to the CPU socket.

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Anyone have an opinion on this? Will it be a case of maybe just using the 2+4 slots instead of 1+3?

I have Xigmatek 25mm fans going on it. Hoping for Push pull out the back of the case.
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post #2 of 6
From the reviews I've seen all of the P67 boards have above average clearance, and the UD4 even more so. Was disappointed to see it doesn't have efi though.
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your asking for a heatsink clereance on a unreleased mobo.. and youre REALLY expecting a answer..

your like the guys asking hes ISP to lower hes ping... LMAO !!
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I saw a review that mentioned this being an issue. What the reviewer did was orient the cooler the other way and the temperatures actually dropped because the cores on SB are actually long ways and the heatpipes acted more efficiently in that orientation.
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I saw a review that mentioned this being an issue. What the reviewer did was orient the cooler the other way and the temperatures actually dropped because the cores on SB are actually long ways and the heatpipes acted more efficiently in that orientation.

Benchmark Reviews recommends placing your heatsink so that the heatpipes are horizontal. If they are vertical the working fluid tends to pool in the arm that is lower, and there is less transfer of heat away from the contact block.

Gigabyte is the way to go. The GB mb's I have seen offer both Voltage and PWM control of fans, so you can use Gentle Typhoons. Other mb's (like As.s, curse them) do not offer Voltage control.

These days I'm recommending the Super Mega over the Mega B. The Mega B has tall tensioning screws that keep you from using 140mm fans. The Super M allows you to use 140mm fans, so you can use TY-140's, which not only are great fans but can be PWM controlled as well.

Ah, well: the Mega B + Gentle Typhoons or Mega B + a pair of Yate Loons are great combinations.
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post #6 of 6
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Cheers for the replies. It may be a case of having it face the top exsausts then. No biggy that. Or I may go for the armageddon. I know it doesnt cool quite as well but its still a great cooler.

With regards to EFI Bios. Its not on the boards on release but they are releasing one in due course. Shame its not ready now but I can live with it.
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