I finally got all my parts, unfortunately the motherboard wasn't working. I finally got a replacement and guess what, it was the Rampage IV extreme instead of black! I am using it until I receive another replacement, sigh!
I've managed to get a Hackintosh working almost flawlessly so far, with a geek bench score of just over 25,000 for multicore!
I have managed an overclock of 4.5GHz at 1.4V but it seems to be heating up reaching 78 and peaking at 80C during geek bench stress test. Is that too high? I mounted the H110 on top, replacing the 120mm fan that came with the V71. I have it blowing air out, I am considering trying it inhaling instead, what do you think?
Also, thank you for the RAM recommendation! I will just get another 16gb kit when I have the funds
So far everything works so fast, the system boots up in mere seconds, and thats including opening up everything I had opened previously.
I have been web designing on a 2008 macbook for over a year and I feel godly in comparison now!