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I'm in the market to upgrade and have been looking at boards. I found a sweet deal on a Rampage III and did some research. I am pretty impressed with it but I have a couple questions for anyone who have used this board:

Does it required both 8pin cpu connectors to run?

What are the average temps it runs at, does it run hot?

How many revisions have been made by Asus? I heard there was a new version that featured the Chilchip.

Any weird issues besides the limited usb ports and sata6 cons I should know about?

thank you
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1st question, only incase of OC you need both to be connected.
2nd, temmps depend on what cooling you're gonna use WC or Air C. But it doesn't run hot @ Normal settings. Also atm temp is a very important factor to keep in mind.
3rd, i'm not sure about that but i've used three of this and all were cool.
4th, Don't worry it's real best buy go for it.

Any questions i'll be happy to help!
Check this out http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...new-build.html
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Thanks for the help! +1

btw, the EK chipset block looks siiiiick
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My PSU doesn't have two 8 pin connectors so I am running it off one and have OC'ed before without problems.
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