Power and Reset buttons
The CPU Socket area is clean and pretty nicely laid out. You can install a large after-market heat sink if you wish or water-cooling. The Xpress 3200 chip is cooled by a passive heat sink. The Voltage regulator system has a heat sink, unique in the industry. The South Bridge has another heat sink, keeping the various bridges very cool in operation.
CPU Socket area
The positioning of the 24-pin ATX power connector is on the bottom of the board, near the IDE connector, an excellent location. Sapphire includes a 8-pin power connector on the top of the board next to the PS/2 ports, and clear of obstructions. There are two headers for extra USB ports on the board, bringing the maximum available to 8 with brackets.