Yes, the variable voltages are amazing... extreme tweaking ability. It's a true enthusiasts board... which only tells me it should be better capable of handling bad overclocks. ASUS seems to have mastered that...
As for the chipset cooler... I was trying to point out the fact that the GPU sits right atop it.. with less than 1mm of space in between. Actually, it felt like the PCB -was- touching the cooler, but the photo shows otherwise. The fan doesn't light up, sadly, but here's a better shot of it, and the northbridge heatsink.
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