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Hi, I am still reading this long thread to make sure if there is any info on my issue, but hopefully some of you can help?

I am building my first rig with the rampage III and I am a bit puzzled about the power connections on the board.

To start with I am setting things up with just 2 GPU's (SLI) no overclocking required to start with, 12 Gb RAM, one HDD, one SDD and one optical drive. Which of all the power connections on the board should I use??

In principle I am thinking of hooking my power supply with the 24 ATX and only one of the two 8 pin ATX conenctions. I would ignore the second 8 pin ATX. Not sure if this is the right thing as the manual suggest that I may need both, or otherwise the system will not boot (?), page 2-46 of the manual.

I would also ignore the two 4 pin molex connections (EZ_PLUG's) as according to what I have read this is only needed if you have more than 2 GPU's.

Would this be ok? or do I need to hook up my power supply with both 8 pin ATX connections?

Also, if I only need one 8 pin ATX should I use one of the two available or should I split 4 in each?

Not sure if my question makes any sense, but any help in how to set up power supply to the board would be much appreciated!
One 8 pin ATX just fine (either 8 or 4+4 pin). No need for the molex with just 2 cards.
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One 8 pin ATX just fine (either 8 or 4+4 pin). No need for the molex with just 2 cards.
Cool, thanks.
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Working on getting everything put together tonight. Had a quick question. What fan should be connected to the PWR FAN 3 pin connection? I've got the HAF-X case and my guess was going to be the main 230mm fan in the front but correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks in advance!
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How many fan headers does this board have? I am hoping at least five.
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i think it has like 7 or so.
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Got a question about temps.

I'm at stock right now. After 3 hours of folding or so, my load temps hover around 60C. That normal? Or should it be lower? The H50 has the stock thermal paste, and the pump is connected to a optional fan header.
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That's pretty hot for stock settings and an h50. Should be around 55-51
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Originally Posted by KruperTrooper View Post
Got a question about temps.

I'm at stock right now. After 3 hours of folding or so, my load temps hover around 60C. That normal? Or should it be lower? The H50 has the stock thermal paste, and the pump is connected to a optional fan header.
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That's pretty hot for stock settings and an h50. Should be around 55-51
I agree. The stock TIM that comes with the H50 is decent, but you can definitely get better stuff to shave off a few degrees.
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Alright. What do you recommend? I heard that the Shin Etsu was one of the best though.
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I read in the Intel Memory section that the R3E has memory fail problems.

I just ordered this board yesterday from Newegg and I would like to know if anyone on this thread has any memory problems with this MB.

I have some Mushkin 6-7-6-18 1600MHz that I plan on overclocking to 1800Mhz, maybe higher and if this board has a problem I would like to find out so I can contact NE and get a different MB before this one ships.

I realize not all boards are perfect and some here and there will have a problem, that is just life when you buy manufacutured products.

What I would like to know though is if this board has an usually high rate of memory problems.

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