Am thinking of buying an Aspire X-Qpack, with the following motherboard: Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9. Want to get a stock Athlon64 3000 (Newcastle) with stock heatsink/fan (it's very cheap or else i'd be thinking Venice core and better fan).

Can anyone with a similar setup tell me if the stock AMD fan has enough clearance?

Anandtech says here
Something else to keep in mind when it comes to cooling in this case is that there simply isn't enough clearance for some of the larger heatsink/fan combos for CPUs out there. Our test bed has a Zalman CNPS7000cu heatsink/fan and it fits with only about half an inch of clearance when sliding the tray back into position
If anyone can confirm it's ok, i'd be very grateful.