Originally Posted by 3boydad
not to say you're wrong, unless my bios is lying to me, coretemp and HWmonitor is spot on for the temp. for that ship not this new chip is a whole new beats for me. my case is the one in my avatar which i have a ton of air flow in. and this new board has a crap load of headers so i can really run my fans efficiently. Do you think i will have problems with what i have? I can buy some silver 5 here locally, they want 15 bucks for it which is robbery but i dont wish to wait for shipping to save 12 bucks. but in the mean time i can order the best paste later when i order my SSD
But as I just explained, temps under 50°C are not accurate because again, the temperature sensor was only designed to be accurate at high temps (starting at around 50°C and up). The higher the temp goes above 50°C, the more accurate it becomes. As it gets up within 5-10 degrees of the Tj. Max, the sensor is about 100% accurate. So, this has nothing to do with the cooling performance of your CPU cooler or the case fans. This is all about the design of the temperature sensor on older CPUs like the Core2 series. Starting with Sandy Bridge, the sensors that are used are better designed so that they are more accurate at lower temps than the sensor that was used before in the older CPUs.
What size Solid State Drive are you hoping to get? With 16 GB of memory, the total amount of space consumed between the Page File and the Hibernation file will be about 32 GB. So, if you have 32 GB of memory, then it will be about 64 GB of space that's consumed.
Anyway, if I were your mother (well, father, since I'm a guy), then I would hope that you're getting the best bang and value possible for my money. That's why I'm all about waiting the 2 months so that you can take your sweet time selecting parts in order to maximize the value and avoid ending up with anything that you later might regret. This doesn't mean that I'm saying that you're going to regret any of these purchases, but where I'm coming from is I always feel that there's a better alternative for either the same price or less.
I mean, I spent about 1 month having OCN help me select parts when I built my first computer, and they helped me figure out what I would like and what I wouldn't like in order to make sure that I "measure twice and cut once", so to speak. I mean, what you're doing is essentially cutting before you're measuring.