Hmm... well, if you opt not to use the onboard video, in favor of the nVidia 8600 GT we discussed, that will probably take care of the heat concentration issue which the article mentions. In that case you'd use a DVI cable rather than HDMI. Also, this way you'd have more raw 3D rendering horsepower for your flight-sim aspirations.
Alternately, if you prefer to stick with the onboard video, you could use an HDMI cable, and we'd have the room to replace the factory heatsinks with beefier versions (since the PCI-E card wouldn't physically obstruct either one).
UPDATE: um, I realize we're actually talking about using the mainboard which DOESN'T use the hotter nVidia chipset (chip), but we'll check the running temps of the onboard components regardless. If they do run hot, we can work on that.
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