The product: MSI has equipped the motherboard with a comprehensive heatpipe solution in cobber. The profile is mounted on the Southbridge and embraces the Northbridge and finally ends on the current carrying components. To control all 4 cores of the AMD Phenom processor, MSI has equipped the motherboard with 5 phases. The passive cooling helps the noise level, but might limit overclocking opportunities.
For stability and long durability, "Solid state" capacitors has been used everywhere. Not long ago, manufactures used a mix of "Solid state" and regular capacitors that sometimes leaked. Luckily this wasn't something you saw often.
The passive cooling bends around the first PCI-E port, but doesn't cause any problems when installing graphics cards. It might be problem to change RAM without taking out the graphics card.
Around the processor socket, we find the usual AM2 processor mounting "thing". A lot of capacitors are placed around it to ensure enough power. Because of AMD's mounting device, there's rarely any problem with components getting in the way. If you've chosen an exotic cooler that requires detaching the black processor socket, well then you're on your own.