Originally Posted by allmoney.ws
I would like to use standart cooling, not water.
Since you're not planning on using any exotic cooling, save yourself some money and get a D0-stepping i7-920 rather than the 965. You'll likely be able to overclock it to at least 3.8-4.0 gigaHertz (mine is very stable at 4gHz in the same Rampage Extreme II motherboard you're considering), and the 965 won't go significantly faster with just air cooling. The Extreme series processors really only come into their own when used with more elaborate cooling setups that let you overclock further.
You can use the $700 or so you'll save to stick a larger 256GB SSD in the system for your boot drive. The Intel SSDs used to set the pace, but you can get better performance and storage for less money these days.
One more note: the Rampage II Extreme is a very nice motherboard, festooned with LEDs and little switches to play with and even pads so you can use your own voltmeter to double check voltages. However, if I were doing it again, I'd probably get the Asus P6T Deluxe. It will overclock just as well in most cases, and, more importantly, its first two X16 slots are spaced two slots apart. If you ever want to set up a Crossfire or SLI rig, the Rampage II Extreme puts the two cards right next to each other
, which starves the upper card of cooling air. On my system with two GTX280 cards, the upper card runs 7-10 degrees C hotter than the lower card.