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Quality VRM that can be stable at around 100ºc (SingularityComputers on youtube, look @ the review of the tooth)
also a 5 yr warranty.
The warranty is the only valid point there. Most VRM's are fine up to anywhere between 105-140*C. So 100*C is standard. I definitely wouldn't WANT my VRM's to run that hot, but they can theoretically take that kind of heat just fine.
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The warranty is the only valid point there. Most VRM's are fine up to anywhere between 105-140*C. So 100*C is standard. I definitely wouldn't WANT my VRM's to run that hot, but they can theoretically take that kind of heat just fine.
Temperature sensors are great for OCD
    
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Thanks to everyone for their input. The gigabyte board was on sale for $114 (regular price $219) so I couldn't resist it. The colour scheme matches my case too. The whole thing costed me $354 for cpu, ram, and mobo :]

TBH I just caved in and decided to buy sandy bridge since I'm tired of waiting on bulldozer that will probably be out sometime next century the way they keep delaying it again and again.

Repped people ;]
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Thanks to everyone for their input. The gigabyte board was on sale for $114 (regular price $219) so I couldn't resist it. The colour scheme matches my case too. The whole thing costed me $354 for cpu, ram, and mobo :]

TBH I just caved in and decided to buy sandy bridge since I'm tired of waiting on bulldozer that will probably be out sometime next century the way they keep delaying it again and again.

Repped people ;]
Good choices, and good value for the money. Waiting, I always say, is useless (unless release is one day away).... Because if you wait till bulldozer.... Well, you might wait till Ivy... But then you might wait till Haswell... and so on
SB is fantastic for the price. enjoy your system !
    
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Good choices, and good value for the money. Waiting, I always say, is useless (unless release is one day away).... Because if you wait till bulldozer.... Well, you might wait till Ivy... But then you might wait till Haswell... and so on
SB is fantastic for the price. enjoy your system !
I couldn't agree more. If I've got money to burn on upgrades, I'm not going to waste my time waiting for the next big thing to hit, I'll buy the current big thing. Simply because there's ALWAYS going to be something to wait for.

Worst case scenario, you sell your SB rig, and jump over to Bulldozer for cheap or nothing when its released (assuming its any good). That's what I try to keep current high end parts in my build. The resell value after the next gen comes out, is still high enough that I can afford to jump into the NEXT big thing when its out.
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