you do understand that all a 8+2 VRM board is a 4+1 VRM design doubled over and parallel. the reason a 8+2 runs cooler is because it uses smaller less high watt components to achieve the same rating. those MOSFET components are all spec'd to run over 120C. you apparantly have "enough" experience with shitty 4+1 boards. give me a good solid 4+1 phase board (DFI 790GX) and i would put money i could beat your clocks on your pick of a similar 8+2 phase. as for the PSU generic or not he does not have a high watt system he has a 95w phenom a couple drives and a midrange GPU he might pull 250w under load.