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At the back of the board we see a signifcantly larger amount
of SMD components as compared to previous LAN Party boards.

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Particularly a bunch of decoupling capacitors so crowded behind
the nF590 SLI chipset.

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Instead of the traditional yellow back plate with LAN Party
boards, this board comes with a grey backplate. This should not be visible in
normal setups, but if you are housing this in a case with a transparent back
panel and chasis, you might just see this. In any case, you’ll probably be able
to find a nicer colored back plate in the market.


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The nForce 590 SLI chipset, AKA MCP C51

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The NForce SPP chipset, AKA C55

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The nForce SPP chipset heatsink is but aluminum coated in copperish
red color, but the nForce 590 SLI chipset is cooled by a very well-polished
copper heatsink fan assembly with a rather wide base to spread the heat. During
testing, I find the heatsink on the nForce 590 SLI chipset running warm, but
this is in SLI configuration, which spills quite a fair bit of heat from 2 video
cards onto the chipset heatsink.