I'm planning on a new system soon.
Motherboard of choice is going to be one of the DFI LanParty NF4 series because of their O/C capabilities.
Of course being here i'm thinking about quieting it down by replacing the chipset HSF, but as many of us know it's not that simple because of the location.
I remember i bumped into a thread here that said it's possible to put the video card on the second PCI-Express slot, and run the card on X8 instead of X16, while performance loss is insignificent (at least for current generation of cards).
Now I wonder if this is possible on the Ultra-D (nForce4 Ultra) version of the motherboard without any modifications (besides jumper placement)?
Or does it have to be the SLi version of the board?
I might consider modding some VGA headpipe zalman cooler i got and make it fit the chipset, this seems to me like the ultimate solution for good temp and O/C while keeping the noise level to a minimum.
I've seen it done on a SLi motherboard in CeBIT this year (and got a picture of it actually).