As far as I know, no X79 board is RST capable.
Your better off with a dedicated SSD for performance anyways.
I own the Synapse, and to be honest, it is not very impressive. I have it caching for a 2x1TB RAID 0 array, and it actually...
Temps seem right, you'll get a small improvement with most TIM over time, and they Loop won't really start to shine vs closed loop systems till you start cranking up speed/voltage where it will leave them behind
Stock temps should be pretty low, from a review I read that I cannot seem to find, they were getting 50c under load using the Intel branded closed loop system, so slightly above that makes sense for a good air cooler.
What are your settings:
Vcore at Load:
PLL at load:
VTT at load:
VCCSA at load:
those will help in saying if 68c is within normal range I see 71c when reaaaally pushing (5.2ghz), and 64-68 or so around...
First off, don't use BF3 temps, BF3 uses drastically swinging and varied CPU loads from second to second, use Prime 95, IBT is garbage for testing SB-E, P95 is far harder to pass and doesn't put retarded useless stress levels on your CPU...
Another Happy customer:
5ghz - Check
Fast RAM - Check
Temps under 80c - Check
Way too much Vcore - Check
I'll see how long it lasts. Chip is stable up to 5.1 that I have verified so far.
Check it out 1st place...
As a BD owner who runs it at 4.8, 1.5v 24/7, I can tell you it absolutely will suck an amazing amount of juice when crunching a DC project.
With dual 6870 and the 8150 I pull an amazing 840w off the wall according to my KW running IBT...