Thanks all, i'll be going with the 285 once I get the extra $200 for it :P
I actually just put most of my computer togeather...and am following the advice of the "How to Bench Test Your System" post. I have run into a thing or two..not sure if its a big deal or not..
The main thing was applying the Arctic Cooling MX-2 to the CPU/Fan. On the website it instructs you to *not* spread the compound, but insted apply a small amount to the center of the CPU, and then "wiggle" the fan around to spread the compound and flatten out any air pockets. The only thing is that the V8 does not "wiggle" very well becuase of the way its bolted down to the MotherBoard right as you place it onto the board. I was able to do a little wiggleing but not much, is this okay?
Secondly, i'm currently in the "let the setup sit and check out the temps" phase.. and im looking at:
System Temp: 32c
CPU Temp: 25c
MCH Temp: 37c
So, according to the "Temperature Guide", it seems my CPU is totally fine. However, how do I check my video card temp? Is the system temp okay? And what's a "MCH"
Lastley, how do I check/test the temps at "full"?
I guess that's all for now really..
So sorry for all the n00b questions! This is honestly my first build >< or doing anything to a computer busides hitting the power button...