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    Sydney, Australia
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    Overclocking<br />Gaming, specifically FPS<br />Photography and Digital Media
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    Show us your Rig

    Built in August. Specs in Sig.
  2. Is it possible to use two different brands of memory (in this case, Kingston and Corsair) together? They both have the same frequency (1600Mhz) and voltages but with different timings (9-9-9-24 and 8-8-8-24). Will it work? My friend asked but I have no clue either.
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    The death of optical media

    No. OSes still need to be placed on CDs and +1 to all the fast internets.
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    i5 2500 or 2600k

    2500K all the way. Best value since not many programs will require the hyperthreading and extra cache. I have 2600K, but i Photoshop a lot.
  5. Pretty good build, the updated one really looks sweet (: I'd go for the Z68X-UD3H or UD3R because they basically give you the same performance for a lower price. Also, on the UD3H, you can use the onboard GPU for everyday word processing and web browsing. Saves power and why not, you just have to download Virtu from Lucid's website. At the moment, I use a Corsair SSD and it's been really good and have had no problems, so I'm going to be biased and say you should get the Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs, OCZ has been having some reliability issues recently. Again, scrap the ASUS disc drive, unnecessary waste of money, the blu-ray will do you fine. With your thermal compound, I wouldn't take Antec Formula 7. Noctua's HT-H1 is cheaper and probably better. Also bigger monitor, the 18.5 inch monitor is really small.
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    My G5 died... what mouse should I get now?

    I suggest the G500. Still has the great G5 stuff and if you don't mind the bad like paint splattering on it, it's a really good mouse. Smooth, and nicely contoured as well.
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    AX850 problem

    Seems to have worked itself out. Ran all abovementioned OCCT tests with no restarts. Ran Prime95 for 2 hours with no problems. Also started Folding@Home on the GPU and no problems either. Still Confused why it was like that, but it seems to have fixed itself O_O
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    What CPU Cooler do you use

    D14. Really good cooler and quiet. Recommend it to all if you can fit it.
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    AX850 problem

    Okay, I'll try that and get back to you.
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    AX850 problem

    It just sounds loud when i start up, LIKE REALLY LOUD. But i saw the fan spin when I was playing. I'm more worried about it shutting down though because I've read that it doesn't spin up most of the time. So is something wrong because it's been continually shutting down.
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    AX850 problem

    Okay thanks guys (:
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    AX850 problem

    PSU. My GPU and CPU fans are all working well.
  13. I've recently (a week ago) purchased an AX850 for my new build. However, I whenever I turn the computer, it starts to spin and then it stops suddenly and it makes a really bad like grinding. It also doesn't spin when I use my computer. I know that it doesn't spin up if it's lower than like 10% load, but i'm loading my graphics card with Crysis 2 in DX11 Ultra Settings and with 3D activated. Afterburner is registering 85-90% load most of the time, but the fan still doesn't spin up. But after about 15 minutes of playing, it shuts down. It tries restarting but it won't unless you physically intervene, turn it off and then turn it on again and it'll load. I've also had the same problem when just using the desktop. So is this just like burn-in time or is it a faulty power supply? Specs: Core i7 2600K (stock, haven't had time to overclock) Z68A-UD3H-B3 G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 2133 MHz RAM Gainward GTX580 Phantom Noctua NH-D14 NZXT Phantom AX850 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD connected to SATA III 1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA2 SATA DVDRW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 27" 3D Monitor. All bought from PCCG Thanks in Andvance :)
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    $3200 gaming Build

    i7 2600 and a Z68 board? Are you kidding me or was it a typo and you meant 2600K. And if you want bang for your buck, the i5 2500K is $100 cheaper on PC Case Gear than the 2600K and the only thing it's worse by a bit is in video encoding. If you're only planning to game the 2500K is the CPU to go. Also, $3200 and still Win 7 Home Premium? I'd be hoping to see Ultimate there.
  15. This is the first time I've decided to build a high-end computer from parts, I've only dealt with like light gaming PCs and I don't know if the following build is good. Any thoughts on the build? CPU: Core i5 2500K Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) Graphics Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon 6950 Dirt3 Edition in Dual Crossfire Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 Case: NZXT Phantom Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 (Decided to get it because I don't want to keep changing Power Supplies everytime i Upgrade) Storage: Old SATA 3Gbps 1TB HDD and OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SDD DVD Drive: Samsung SATA Optical Drive OS: Win 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Acer 24" LCD LED Full HD Price: $2514 from PCCG Thanks for your help :D