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Got another thing about the X58A-OC though:

I am sure you know about the SATA power connector next to the SATA controller.
According to Hicookie it is there to give more power to the PCI slots to for example keep a 4 way crossfire setup more stable.

I was wondering if that extra power to the PCI slots could also ....

1.)aid the gpu overclock in stabilitiy and performance?
2.)keep a normal Crossfire system more stable and peformant?
3.)run all 4 PCI Express slots with 16x lanes?
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according to all the mobo manufacturers that support 4 way CF or SLI you have to have extra PCI-E power connectors, on the OC board they are in the form of SATA power connectors, on every other board; UD9, Rampage 3 Extreme, Classified they are molex connectors.

Basically the board has to be able to deliver at least 75watts of power per PCI-E 16x/8x lane, you cannot do that with only 3x12v wires.

You can clear out the orange LEDs only from the heatsinks, I have no idea why you would want to do that. Other than the LEDs in the heatsinks, there are BIOS LEDs and then the buttons have their own LEDs, you can't do anything about them.
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