I installed the ASUS Striker II Formula this evening, and all seemed to be going well for the most part (a kit of RAM died though). I was installing Vista so that I could run SYSmark and then all of a sudden, the entire machine crashed. I checked the temps in the BIOS to make sure things were fine, and the CPU was perfect, but the Southbridge and Northbridge were ridiculous. The Northbridge was actually reporting 80°C, while the Southbridge was reporting 60°C. Is this normal of 780i boards or something? This is something I should know, really, but it's the first 780i board I installed. There is no active cooling in there for the chipsets, but even without, it should NOT get that hot (the NB is set at 1.25v!). To see if the temps were at all accurate, I used my type-k to verify. The hottest I could get from the NB was 60°C, while the SB was reporting 65°C. Bear in mind that those are the heatsink temps, not the actual core temps. Seems a little ridiculous if you ask me... I threw in a 120mm fan for now, to help with the hot air exhaust, but man, it irks me that the chipsets get THAT hot. I've never seen an Intel chipset get that high. 80°C is asinine, considering its voltage was left at stock.