I recently bough a Gigabyte motherboard (model GA-970A-D3).
I'm currently overclocking and have reached a brick wall due to overheated VRM/MOSFET. There's a posibility that my Northbridge is too warm as well but I want to start out fixing the VRM/MOSFET issue. I found out too late that this motherboard isn't so super good for overclocking (passive NB cooling and a non-existing MOSFET -heatsink = bad) - if I had known I would've picked a more expensive gigabyte board. Anyway, I'm confident that I can fix this card's flaws.
My questions are: what MOS heatsink and NB cooling will fit this board?
I browsed EnzoTech's website but all their MOSFET heatsinks doesn't seem to fit the 970A-D3 board. One of their heatsinks "might" be a candidate though but I'm unsure if it will fit.
Do you guys think that one would fit?
Also does the board even have pins for attaching a custom NB heatsink? The stock NB heatsink is rectangular - unlike all the custom coolers I've seen. I'm also worried that my ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU II -card might be in the way. I know it's facing the "other side" but the stock NB cooler is shaped the way it is for a reason.
So what cooling should I go for?