Enjoy great PC DIY plus better system cooling and reliability with GRYPHON Z87 TUF Fortifier - Bolsters boards against bending damageThermal Armor - Total airflow-boosting heat dissipationDust Defenders - Repel the dust, expand the lifespanSuite up your GRYPHON Z87 Motherboard Shop Modal header *GRYPHON Z87 is sold separately. Gear Up Your TUF TUF /tΛf/, stands for The Ultimate Force. The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability. Armor Kit with GRYPHON Z87 The GRYPHON ARMOR KIT optimizes TUF DIY experiences. It includes Thermal Armor for better heat dissipation and TUF Fortifier strengthened back plating to prevent PCB bending or bowing due to heavy components. It also features Dust Defenders to resist dust build-up, and bundled thermistor cables to monitor the thermal status of key components. * Picture is for illustration only. Please refer to the product manual for the exact numbers of dust defenders and thermistor cables. TUF Fortifier Intro Prevent Bending TUF Fortifier Bolsters boards against bending damage TUF Fortifier adds a strong backplate so the motherboard doesn't buckle under the weight of heavy graphics cards and CPU coolers. Reduced PCB bowing and bending means an end to potentially damaged circuitry. Prevent Bending Prevents bending due to heavy components TUF Fortifier can handle more weight than that of really heavy CPU coolers and graphics cards, giving you a huge safety margin. Even the largest and heaviest can be installed with no risk of causing motherboard PCB stressing. Thermal Armor Intro Convection Holes Thermal Armor Total airflow-boosting heat dissipation New Thermal Armor, with its military-styled design, covers the entire motherboard, providing boosted airflow for rapid cool down. The I/O cover fan draws cold air in for extra stability where it counts, helping conduct heat away with the smart shunt design. Newly added custom PCB convection holes provide underside circulation for even greater heat mitigation, denying temperatures room to build up. Convection Holes PCB Convection hole for better cooling Openings in the board are strategically-placed to improve air circulation and ensure effective cooling reaches under the board. PCB convection holes lower in-case temperatures, adding to system stability and endurance. "Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel - Dust Defenders Dust Defenders Repel the dust, expand the lifespan TUF design protects back I/O ports, expansion and memory slots plus critical connectors from dust and particles that degrade system performance over time if left unchecked. With a filter to ensure the back I/O fan doesn’t draw dust into the board, Dust Defenders guards against dust build up, helping your PC perform in an optimal and stable state longer.