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Old 07-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey its about that time where I need a new Rig as mine is, well just old now. It will be used for gaming but for video editing as well. (CS5) Already have Windows 7 64 bit as well, but I've been out of the game for a bit so any suggestions are welcome.

Newegg.com - AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Case)
Newegg.com - AZZA Titan 1000W PSAZ-1000A14 ATX & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply (PSU)
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (MoBo)
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K (Proc)
Newegg.com - Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELK (Ram)
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (GPU)
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (HDD)
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler (Heatsink for OCing)


Any and all suggestions welcome.
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Not sure how good Azza PSUs are, couldn't find a reliable review on it.
1000w will be overkill anyway, suggest Corsair HX650.

Heard Sandy Bridge CPUs like 1.5v ram, might want to check out the G.Skill Ripjaws X.

For $25 more I'd suggest a GTX 460 graphics card, something like this one.
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Thank you for the G-Skill suggestion, I've ordered that today. I'll def look into that GPU as well. I couldn't find any reviews on the AZZA PSU either I just wanted to keep it all one brand with the case, figured if it turns out bad lesson learned.
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Don't buy that psu, why waste your time, money and possible risk of damage of other parts on a crap psu.
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I just wanted to keep it all one brand with the case, figured if it turns out bad lesson learned.
Unfortunately just because a company puts together a good case doesn't mean they know squat about what it takes to build a good PSU.
If it turns out bad I hope it is just the PSU that dies and it doesn't fry your other components, as has been known to happen.
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I agree, don't buy the Azza power supply!!!
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So on the Ram it looks like they were out of that particular one, so while I'm waiting for them to get more in I noticed that on one ram its shows a 9.9.9.24 and on another it has a 2N. What is the significance of the 2N, and is it a determining factor on buying Ram?
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you could up the cpu to the 2600k. i would recommend going to micro center, because theirs is only 280 (in-store only). i agree with everyone else though.
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2N is the command rate (CR) and is the time it takes a signal in memory to be issued to a ram module.

A lot of memory now will only run properly at a 2T or 2N command rate, 1T or 1N rates can be attaind and do perform better however stability issues can arise with these settings.
Pretty sure most RAM uses 2N/T now.
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