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To protect your replacement "new" system I would strongly recommend getting a Tripp Lite ISO-BAR.

A 6-outlet is ideal protection for most people's hardware. http://www.tripplite.com/products/pr...?productID=105

The ISOBAR line-up.
http://www.tripplite.com/products/su...ors/isobar.cfm

A little over a year ago, one of the OCing review sites did a benchmark on surge protectors. The ISOBARs won every category. Even simulated lightning strikes.

Model #: ISOBAR6
- 6 outlets/6-ft. cord
- 2350 joule rating
- All metal housing
- Isolated filter banks
- $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA, Puerto Rico & Canada only)
- Estimated Retail Pricing: $95.00
- Lifetime product warranty
- Multi-component suppression circuits combine torroidal chokes, ferrite rod-core inductors, HF/VHF capacitors and multiple layers of metal oxide varistors into exclusive isolated filter banks that remove EMI/RFI interference, even noise from other pieces of connected equipment.
- Robust surge suppression with sine-wave tracking protects against the heaviest of surge conditions, exceeding IEEE category A&B specifications and reducing 6,000V test surges to harmless levels less than 35 volts
- Tripp Lite's ISOBAR is the world's #1 selling premium suppressor series with more than 14 million satisfied customers and a safety-tested history of 20+ years.





Years ago I lived in an area called lightning alley. I own two 8-outlet ISOBARS. These things live up to their claims.
I highly recommend this. I had one die in an electrical storm but it spared my computer. I RMAed without an issue.
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
I've always liked P35's...I've built quite a few pc's for other people using them. Maybe I'll go that route
I like the p35 also. I have a p5k deluxe and it rocks. Lots of options in the bios and tons of features. The other p35 I'd want is the DFI Dark offering; I always wanted to play with one of those.

EDIT: Here's a link to one of those Isobar suppressors and it's not priced too badly:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842111078

Hmm, wonder what the difference is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842111079

EDIT 2: Nevermind, the difference is obvious.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 6/4/08 at 8:25pm
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get a good powerbar, at least 30-35$ , or in the $124+ range there's hospital-grade powerbar made by tripplite
     
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I run Isobars on my computer and audio rigs - nice thing about them is that in addition to great surge and spike protection, they isolate each outlet so I don't get any nasty noise having my computers and audio gear on the same circuit.

BTW Krunk, if you need an interim board I've got a P5b vanilla sitting here - it won't OC well, but I'd be happy to loan it to you if you needed it to get running again.
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Opinions on this board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131196

EDIT:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136038

I think I like this BloodIron....

I think BloodIron + this.
Edited by Krunk_Kracker - 6/5/08 at 6:12am
 
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Krunk: Either board is great but I would consider the q6600 or q6700 (full 10x multi ftw!).
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What's the good stepping for 6700? G0? I notice they are the same core.

How many G0's has newegg been pumping out lately?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115053
 
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Asus P5N-D

2 x 2.0 PCI-E
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DDR 800
FSB 1333

great board for its money worth aswell. If you have the money, go for the 780i with a Q6600 (or q6700)
    
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OK

So, the PC boots and runs with no problems, no RAID corruption, nothing.

I was "ZOMG! YAY!!"

Then, about 15 minutes later, screen goes black, although the computer continues to run (at least the fans) but the powerswitch will not do anything and there is no response whatsoever.

So then I was "ZOMG! OH NOES!"

So I took out the GTS and put in my 7950GX2 and tried again, same thing.

I then booted it up, opened up WMP11 and played some Mudvayne, and waited for the screen to go black, and when it did, the music stopped, so I know for sure the PC is locking up.

So now, the question is, PSU or MOBO?

I'm fairly confident it's not the RAM, CPU or HDD's.

Crappy thing is I do not have another beefy enough PSU to test it out

Thought?
 
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post #50 of 74
I dont believe that it will be the PSU, considering its the main component to run your tower. We could be leaning towards that it could be the Mobo, but try to test the PSU.

I would also consider try posting the system with only 1 RAM Stick in the system, it wouldn't hurt to test the RAM sticks to see if one is faulty.
    
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