I wanted the sabertooth TBH but I heard that crossfire gets insanely hot NB temps. and seems to be pretty common with the crossfire ususers. Also this R3F will allow me to put a card on the bottom and one on top providing better airflow inbetween (that is if they both run in X16).
Yes I am going to try and go for the red black theme. I love blue and black beyond belif but due to the fact that I am getting a large triple rad liquid cooled system and I found that there isnt really any good cases to choose from if I want the rad internal, so I came up with the haf X which is already a red/black theme, since I couldnt get the sabertooth and most msi boards have some problems I found the R3F and it happened to be red and black so I figured i might as well go all out and get red tubing for the liquid cooling and get UV and red lights (one for the tubing and one for a red tint) and maybe replace the top 200mm fans with red, and get red sleeving for the 32pin/8pin/and 4 6pins for the vid cards. considering getting 3 individually sleeved sata power connectors aas well just to add to the effect.
Yeah I think changing the thermalcompound and possible sticking a fan to it (if I can find a nice way of doing it) would be perfect. I saw someone with an MSI motherboard that got his temps from 70 idle to 30 idle just by chaning the compound and screwing a fan into the heatsink.