The Abit IP35 pro motherboard i want to get has the socket sitting about 1 cm higher than on your Gigabyte board and it looks like you only have about 1/2cm clearance on your Gigabyte board until it hits the support beam. This means it will likely not fit on the P150/solo case using the IP35pro. Bummer. But its very hard to make out the depth in the picture. Would the heatsink hit the support beam if the socket was slightly higher up on the motherboard?
That picture is at a bit of an odd angle. It was originally taken to show the suspended fans rather than the support beam clearance.
There's a lot less than 1/2cm clearance between the support bar and Ultra 120 Extreme in my PC. The gap is only 2 or 3mm at most.
@williamn6133: I'd used the 3M adhesive to stick the Scythe Ninja Rev A backplate onto my previous Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard
. Rather than potentially break the motherboard removing it I thought it was safer to buy a new CPU cooler.
An alternative to the Thermalright bolt through kit for the Scythe Ninja Plus rev B would be to get a Thermalright IFX-10 backplate cooler:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/ ... VzaWFzdA==
I've bought one for my Ultra 120 Extreme, but the E8500 CPU is still on backorder so I haven't fitted it yet.