CPU Cooler Fit and Included Accessories

CPU Cooler Fit

To test the amount of space surrounding the CPU, we mounted the Noctua NH-D14 cooler to the CPU socket. This behemoth sports a dual fan construction and two huge vertical cooling towers.

The cooler fits the board without issue both on the front and sides of the socket area. Even memory modules with larger heat sinks attached do not seem to be problematic fit-wise.

Included Accessories

GIGABYTE includes only the bare minimum needed to get the board functional.

The manual included is suprisingly detailed, given the sparse nature of the included accessories with the standard install disk included as well.

The rear panel shield is a flat black color with color-coded port holes for easy port identification.

A total of four 6Gb/s rated SATA cables are included with integrated port locks and a mix of straight and 90 degree connectors.

GIGABYTE includes a single NVIDIA SLI cable for use with dual graphics cards in an SLI configuration.

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