Overall Score 3.8  

Quarter by Quarter

Our usual quarter by quarter look at the layout. We do not see any major issues, though the CPU fan header is a little out on the edge, so your cabling may be exposed and the chassis fan header is completely on its own, like a desert island. You have two PWM fan headers in total which aren’t many.

There’s simple and clean Aluminum Alloy Heat sinks helping with MOSFET and chipset cooling, though it may hinder a decent overclock if there are thermal hotspots. Passive coolers are the norm, but serious overclocking would normally go down the active cooling road.

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