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Ah i was wrong about lightning...

Fuses are designed to blow within 0.4-0.7 seconds, waaay to slow to prevent the lightning surge

In addition, even if the fuses did blow the current would be so strong it would just jump across it and carry on up the wires

[Just spoke to mon papa, he be electrician =P]
    
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Hang on...

Do you mean there was a power surge from an electrical storm

or

A lightening bolt came down and struck your pc?
    
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Enterprise

Screw the Q9450

Spend £20 more and get the X3350

It OC's better, high quality, and it says 'Xeon' - oooh!
    
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p35 chipsets are great if you arent into crossfire or sli.
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post #35 of 74
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p35 chipsets are great if you arent into crossfire or sli.
They are good, however with the new chipsets then you have to wonder if spending a little more on a newer chipset will be worth it.

I generally stick to the Intel chipsets...you cant beat an Intel chipset.
post #36 of 74
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Hang on...

Do you mean there was a power surge from an electrical storm

or

A lightening bolt came down and struck your pc?
Struck the house.

I also burned out the circuits in my kitchen.....

:EDIT:
Well, maybe not DIRECTLY struck the house, but the static in the air afterward had the hair on my arms standing up. It was ungodly loud........
 
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best protection in a lightning store right outside your house = unplug valuable and important equipment
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I would recommend the DFI DK X38/48 and either a Q9450 or an E8400, depending on your Folding, Multitasking, Photoshop, and Gaming tendencies.
    
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This morning before I left for work, I plugged it in one more time and it booted. I'm thinking maybe the PSU went into protection mode. Still doesn't explain why it didn't reset when I unplugged it and jumped it...maybe it just needed time? I didn't have time to really look into it though, I work an hour away and had to leave, but it booted and posted....so I guess I'll have to wait and see when I get home after school tonight.
So is it fried or what ?
     
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So is it fried or what ?
Dunno yet, I'm at school now. I'll have to find out tonight. *crosses fingers*
 
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