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Those two are all you need.

If your PSU can do dual 8 pin CPU, then by all means do it, but you don't need it. The extra one is there because it might be helpful with pumping 1.8v to your CPU at 6+ GHz under LN2.

The extra two 4 pins for PCIE power are unnecessary except for maybe high end 4 GPU set ups that are heavily overvolted. Use em if you want, it won't hurt anything, but you ain't gonna need em for your setup.
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post #252 of 1800
This motherboard is amazing!!! Asus has really out done themselves with the Rampage II and now the Rampage III. Also thanks for the screenshots and benchmarks Ghostleader I, too, didn't realize how small the difference is between running at x16 or x8. And yeah it's extremely small.
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I finally installed my R3E today and was surprised to see the NB running idle at 79°C. I removed the chipset and mosfet cooling, cleaned the TIM and reseated witu Shin-etsu, swaped the fan from the provided heatisnk to the pre mounted one and now the temps are between 44°C and 51°C.

I'll have to do some OCing later. Right now I am just getting everything inside the new case.

I took some pics of the Heatsink and TIM, but I will have to upload them later.
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post #254 of 1800
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I finally installed my R3E today and was surprised to see the NB running idle at 79°C. I removed the chipset and mosfet cooling, cleaned the TIM and reseated witu Shin-etsu, swaped the fan from the provided heatisnk to the pre mounted one and now the temps are between 44°C and 51°C.

I'll have to do some OCing later. Right now I am just getting everything inside the new case.

I took some pics of the Heatsink and TIM, but I will have to upload them later.
Dayumn... What's a good program for checking NB temps, now I'm worried.
    
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I finally installed my R3E today and was surprised to see the NB running idle at 79°C. I removed the chipset and mosfet cooling, cleaned the TIM and reseated witu Shin-etsu, swaped the fan from the provided heatisnk to the pre mounted one and now the temps are between 44°C and 51°C.

I'll have to do some OCing later. Right now I am just getting everything inside the new case.

I took some pics of the Heatsink and TIM, but I will have to upload them later.
Wow that's still pretty high, and you're still on stock? I have about 1.88v on my nb and I never go over 45C. But in the positive side the nb can stand a lot of heat, hence the warning in bios at 100c.
     
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The first thing I do after turning on a new computer is check the bios "temp monitoring" section. The NB temps were 69°C in the bios. So I loaded windows and ran everest. At that point I saw my NB was running at 79°C, so I shut her down. And yes, that was at stock. I currenly have the NB at 1.15v.
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post #257 of 1800
Damn, I gotta wait for mine. Newegg is sold out...
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I've known others with hot northbridge temps with the R3E. Mine stays in the low/mid 30's on an open bench with massive 90X38mm fan airflow on it.
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I think I may have a problem with expansion slots on my Antec 1200, which have 7.. I read that the R3E requires 10(?!) I'm going with Tri-Fire, so this was awful news
Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Erm... No it doesn't? It uses seven. Slap that guy upside the head.
    
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