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Overclocking, 4GHz @ 1.4v, couple minutes of prime95, comp turned off, wouldnt turn back on, small smell of burning came from northbridge, i kept trying to turn it on and it started smoking and then fire came out from under the heatsink.
lol that sounds like the heat sink wasnt properly mounted on the northbridge (something that my motherboard has issues with)

for future reference take note of what your north bridge voltage is and then lock it down (never set it to auto)
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Many places.

Power Supply, Case, RAM and 1TB HDD from Canada Computers.

Motherboard, CPU, CPU Cooler from NCIX.

GPU from newegg.ca
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Get Everest bro, the 790FX-GD70 will show you NB temps in Everest. The official page (on here) for the board was told by an MSI dude that 80C is the max temp for the NB and 1.4 is the max safe voltage on the NB. I personally had to replace the TIM on my board, and my other friend with the board SHOULD do it but he is a lazy sack of... anyways, these boards have terrible quality control when it comes to NB/SB TIM. Its a hassle but when you get your board back do it up. Out of the box my GD-70's NB was 80-90C.

For the original question, I'd say you got your money's worth except maybe on the 5770 - the 5770 was very nice for a while but it is as of late leaving me wanting more.

Last comment; Dude your system is so fast it caught on fire, hell yeah it was worth it.
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I really wanted a 5850, but the cheapest one is $300 here and that is quite a lot of dough for one component. I do want to crossfire it though, and maybe an nVidia card too for PhysX and whatnot.
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I would have to say it's not the best bang for buck..

Last black friday/Cyber Monday (2009) I got these deals...

Reference XFX 5770s - $320
ModXStream Pro 700w - $40
StormScout - $40
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 1.6v 1600MHz - $85

Only the scout and powersupply were part of Cyber Monday/Black Friday Deals!


But.... I can't really see how you can go wrong..you have chosen some great hardware...and honestly I did some quick searching, and I can't find 'em cheaper elsewhere... So I guess, good job

EDIT: Disregard my prices.. I live in the US.
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Always had terrible luck finding deals on the canadian side, the joys of border towns.

"Anything over today?"

"Notta thing, Habs did pretty good this season!"

"Sure did, have a good one."

"You too!"

Blood returns to face with a thousand dollars worth of electronics stuffed in the trunk, and in the back seat under a jacket lol
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