YO YO YO bit-tech homies and homettes, i'm doing a little move sideways with some hardware as ever since i went from dual to quad over 6 months ago my Asus P5n32-e sli (680i) hasnt liked the cpu and wont oc at all now. So my thinking is, i want to oc this cpu properly now, rather than sitting at stock as i bought it to oc it. I've always been an asus boi but have heard and read many great things about gigabyte boards for oc'ing. So i'm looking at the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard as it was given a storming review by bt and put into their hardware buying guide that they run once a month. having looked at the board, its got 8 sata slots but they are placed strangely and i want more, as i have six on this board and they are all used. So....i looked at the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard as it has 10 sata, so will let me expand alot if i wanted to, which i like as that means flexibility but something i have noticed from different pics of the board is that some of the sata are placed facing the user, and my preferred rightangle sata socket appears on other pics of the board(on all 10 sockets too), so which is it to be? 1- so my question, will the second board overclock well, anyone got some personal experiences rather than just 'ass'uming that it will perform?!?! 2 - my second question is about the cooler, currently i have the old scythe infinity and it lets my q6600 run to around 68 degrees which is way too hot for a stock clock of 2.4, let alone some decent oc'ing. so i was looking at the Akasa AK-966 Blue Aurora (Intel LGA 775) as it cheap as chips, and according to harry's 'silent' at half speed which is something i always want in my pc, anyone got any experiences here or do i just believe the review? any help on either of the queries would be great, peace fatman ah i forgot, do we get a discount for shopping with scan as a bit tech reader?