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Nice purchases, I have the same SSD and it rocks. Let us know how you like it. Is it going in your sig rig or the 2nd one that you're building ?
It's going into the new rig I'm building. I was debating Intel vs. OCZ Vertex for a long time, and settled for Intel because everyone was saying how its random access was better compared to the Vertex. I kinda knew if I bought the OCZ, I'd be wondering what I was missing, if anything.

Some of the OCZ drives are getting dirt cheap now. With new TRIM support in RAID 0, I'm thinking about picking up some OCZ drives to RAID and see killer speeds with.

But ****, I'm spending so much money... I use to just "window shop" for all this stuff and then snap out of it when I realized I had no real use for it, but now I can't seem to stop myself.
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Hiya guys just a quick question about grounding. when i built my rig i built my system on a carpeted floor but none of my hardware touched the carpet and i did touch the inside of case before i worked on anything. after installing my cpu i powerd on just to set the compound. i cant test any further as i havnt recieved my gpu yet..
I don't see a question, but here's my 2 cents. Touching the case before working on your system only really works if there is a PSU attached to the machine and plugged into a wall socket, turned OFF.

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and another quick question on my lcd poster when i plug power in before even powering on pc it says cpu init on display is this normal?..... sorry im just new to all this. ive built pc's before but none asgood as the one i am in the prosess of building..

Thanks
It seems as if your monitor is looking for a signal from a source once you power it on. This would seem normal to me.
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Which temps in HWMonitor is the Northbridge temp?
    
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Which temps in HWMonitor is the Northbridge temp?
I don't think HWMonitor displays the NB temp. Use Everest! It will be under Computer -> Sensors

I think...
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I don't think HWMonitor displays the NB temp. Use Everest! It will be under Computer -> Sensors

I think...
Based on Everest it says the northbridge is 27C. I know for sure it's much hotter than that. I can barely keep finger on the heatsink for more than 10 seconds.
    
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Mine reads about 32C and I'm under load right now trying out Folding@Home. I'm not about to open up my case and touch the heatsink though! hahah
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Actually I just measured the temperature of the base of the northbridge heatsink using a temperature diode that came with my multimeter and it gave me 43C. I checked against measuring the outside temperature and the results were the same as reported by weather.com so I am assuming that the measurements are moderately accurate.

Although I believe this reading to be inaccurate because I know I can stand temperatures much higher that that when touching the heatsink. I know I can easily withstand 60C based on touching hot plates with temperature measured using analytical thermometers with 0.001C accuracy.
    
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I don't know where you're getting at though. You used an accurate temp diode and got 43C, yet you still can't really touch it even though you can withstand 50C?
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Yeah sorry I was a bit confusing. I was just trying to say I think those temps are wrong. The thermal diode has extremely poor contact with the heatsink and I can't really do anything about that unless I soldered it to the heatsink. Just trying to say that the Northbridge is definitely at least 43C and most likely much higher which is very different from the Everest reading of 27C.
    
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2nd X58 LE board arrived from TigerDirect today!
OCZ Gold memory from Amazon works flawlessly in the sig rig, no dead sticks
Got a price adjustment on my i7 920, bringing the price to $180

Monitor comes in tomorrow
Ven-X, Noiseblockers, GentleTyphoons, OCZ Freeze on Friday
GPU on Monday
SSD either Monday/Tuesday

woooo hooooooooo!
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