Well, I didn't get a reply, and I had to order the board tonight. So I went with the eVGA board. Not because it was cheap, but because the few reviews it go were excellent, and it looked like an easy trouble free board. Plus one of the reviews mentioned using the Venice 12 Cooler with no contact problems. So a long with the HSF I ordered some Arctic Cleaner, and Arctic Silver 5. The DFI Board was probably the better choice in this instance, but who knows, eVGA is just getting into the Motherboard market, if im lucky their motherboards are just as good as their graphics cards
At least I hope.