Great to hear
... What did you change in order for it to start running properly? Either way it seems like you have gotten the majority of the gremlins worked out
Dont worry about the *F or *C thing
... I have a friend ready to slaughter me everytime I list my temps in *F lol. I got a few temps remembered, and can tell what a safe *C temp is, just I cant convert mine exactly.
Get this program, it will help TONS when people ask you questions about temps, hardware, BIOS versions of various hardware like your mobo or even video card. I consider it a must have. And its free with no spyware
If all you are doing is running 113*F with that system, then you are doing very good. Runs a bit cooler than my system, and yours is a much more powerful CPU.
Well Im happy to hear its booting and working
... Dont get frustrated if something goes a bit werid again, it happens to the best of us on a new build. It will likely just be a few hardware things that need to be updated in order to be compatible with each other, no biggie.
A tip for you with your sound card and any other PCI device. Its best to have the most bandwith needy one on the highest PCI bus, or whichever one is closest to the CPU. The closer it is to the CPU the better for speed and bandwith, maybe not horribly noticable, but its always good to go all out. Just make sure its not exetremely close to your video cards big heatsink.
If you do remove your CPU heatsink, you should be able to reuse the TIM that came with it unless you notice it coming apart and not in one peice. In which case I always recommend getting some Artic Silver 5 thermal compound, which will reduce your tempatures quite a bit in some cases (meaning situations not computer case
So all of that said and done, enjoy your new rig, and make sure to score yourself the updates for your motherboards BIOS, Video Card BIOS (If they have them avalible) and your chipset drivers also. I personally dont like SP2, but I guess Ill have to look into how well the bugs were worked out, so far I see no purpose to it as my system is running awsome with no attacks
(And do everyone a favor, dont install Norton Anti-Virus or Macfee, they suck)