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Well for AMD boards there are two latch..things that lock on to the plastic thing on the board for the cooler to mount on to. Only thing is there's only one little plastic thing on each side and it's impossible to get them to stay in place

I would ask Newegg if you can return it then and if they decline let them know you will be sending it back to the manufacturer, this may make them a bit more willing to help as it would look bad for customer services.
You never know Newegg may be helpful but I'm concerned about their quote regarding Combo deals compatibility,

Newegg.com cannot guarantee the compatibility of Combo items. Please contact the manufacturer(s) directly if you have issues or concerns regarding compatibility.

And below is the compatibly list provided;
Compatibility Intel CPU LGA 1366 / LGA 1156 / LGA 775

AMD CPU Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 939 / 754

(Up to 130 Watts)
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I dont mind really it seems like it works well. When I upgrade my motherboard it should become compatible, so I'll just keep it stored away for now.

Any insight on future mobo purchases?
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http://www.hardwarec...ard-review.html
Pros: USB 3.0 Cons: Has no onboard video
http://www.hardwarec...ard-review.html
Pros: Has onboard video Cons: Only has USB 2.0 support
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Well I shouldn't need onboard GFX with this brand new GPU, right?
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It is important to some people for a MB to have onboard video in case further down the line they have issues with their add on video cards, I was one of those people but now I simply keep a couple of spare cards, one pci and one pci-e.
I personally would go for the GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 AM3 but I wanted to make sure you were aware of both, after work I will see if I can find a similar board from another manufacturer that has both, but this would obviously come at an extra cost.
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