I see you're a real watercooling junky - that'll get you high overclocks for sure. I'm happy just to use a decent air cooler. Tell you what, those Intel stock coolers have gotten no better: this one still makes an irritating whirring sound, just like the S775 one from almost three years ago which is totally unnecessary and the heatsink part is actually thinner! I'll be replacing it sooner rather than later, I assure you. In fact, taking a look at it, the fitting appears to be the same as my S775 one. I wonder if I can transfer the Zalman cooler from the old system to this? I'll have to check it out more closely to say for sure. Well, I've now updated the EFI to the latest 0402, cleared the CMOS, loaded defaults and it's working fine. My strategy now is to familiarize myself with all the features of the mobo. Then, I'll grab a spare HD and install Windows 7 on it and see how this baby flies. It'll be a little while until it becomes my main system. Speaking of which, I need to blow the dust out of the cooler... When it's time to make it my main system, I'll attempt an OS transplant first. If that doesn't work, even with sysprep, I'll install it clean. However, I feel confident that a transplant will go ok. Oh and all my data is backed up, of course.