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Ans in bold. Btw, don't use the backplate sticker that comes with the CPU block, it's plenty hard to get it off later.

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Greetings to the community !

This is my first post and I apologize if I m asking the following in the wrong forum.

I m kinda stuck, that s why I m asking you guys.
I building a new rig, so far got :
Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
i7 730
Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima XT
Crucial Tracer Blue 3x2 DDR3 10600 CL7
2 x Intel X25-M 80GB
4 x Samsung F3 500

now my 3 questions are :

- What gpu would you suggest for Wow and Diablo 3

Most demanding are FPS. Prolly a GTX460 would suffice.

- Is there anyway I could connect my Apple Cinema display 24

Yes, connects the same way to a Mac.

- Would a Corsair HX850 be sufficient for that Rig with only Ocing the i7 to 4Ghz ?

Yes, I am on the TX850.

Thanks a bunch
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It would be 16x + 8x + 8x. You will not notice any difference sine card 2 isnt utilzed fully anyway.
8x is pleanty for a gtx480 at stock clocks.. you may loose a few % of fps off the top, but not much. 3x is a large enough jump on x58 board like this its totally worth it if you are doing very high resolution or nvidia 3d surround.
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Just picked up the R3E for my new build and was wondering if the optional heatsink w/ fan was something that many people installed on their boards of it they just left the stock passive piece.

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Just picked up the R3E for my new build and was wondering if the optional heatsink w/ fan was something that many people installed on their boards of it they just left the stock passive piece.

Thanks,
Lampen
The stock TIM is a horrible mess of random yellow gunk. I took off the entire chipset cooling and scraped all of that off then added some MX-2. After that I added the third screw under the north bridge and added the optional heatsink. Temperatures were MUCH better.
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The stock TIM is a horrible mess of random yellow gunk. I took off the entire chipset cooling and scraped all of that off then added some MX-2. After that I added the third screw under the north bridge and added the optional heatsink. Temperatures were MUCH better.
How many tubes of MX-2 did you need for the complete replacement?
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Just picked up the R3E for my new build and was wondering if the optional heatsink w/ fan was something that many people installed on their boards of it they just left the stock passive piece.

Thanks,
Lampen
FYI that mini heat sink also works perfectly when placed on the bottom of your 5970 video card. put it right by the ram and it drops vrm temps in the problem area by several degrees. i found its not required so far w/ over clock on air only.
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The stock TIM is a horrible mess of random yellow gunk. I took off the entire chipset cooling and scraped all of that off then added some MX-2. After that I added the third screw under the north bridge and added the optional heatsink. Temperatures were MUCH better.
Yea, i decided to do that last night after bench testing all the component and that TIM that comes factory SUCKS!!! i had to use a razor blade to get it off the chip. The ROG heatsink with fan is cool but that little sucker is loud!!

Btw what are your temperatures after putting new tim? Mines are between 50 to 55 according to the ROG Connect.
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sorry if this has been asked before but is there really only 1 usb motherboard header on the R3E?
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Yes. But you could buy a multiplier.

Check this out, bro: http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-IU01-Inte.../dp/B0031ESKJA
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