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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:41 PM Edited by The Pizza Delivery Guy, 05 November 2013 - 11:41 PM.

 

 

 

I put this in General's Have A Question topic, sivis said it would be a good idea to check here, too, and here I am because his solution did not work.

 

Also, apologies for acting dumb in the video:

 

AAAH stupid computer. I'm having lots of problems lately involving running games.

 

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I'm using the AMD Raedon HD 7770 if it helps at all.

 

 

Tried reinstalling your graphics drivers/Direct X?

 

That's what I did the first time, didn't work

 

It could be a antivirus program or some programs interfering with the game. Close off all programs on the taskbar and try again.

 

Didn't work. Really hate to be incessant like this but I'm really concerned that I might need to buy a new card from this. I mean, when I first got this computer, I didn't even know to connect the monitor's cord to the port on the graphics card. I couldn't take one out and put another in..


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:19 PM Edited by Stinky12, 27 November 2013 - 09:19 PM.

Black Friday is almost here, some deals from Best Buy like $29.99 on HTC one with 2 year contract with Verizon or Sprint

http://www.tomsguide...news-17917.html


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

http://www.maximumpc...tate_drives2013

OCZ files for bankruptcy. That's a bit of a bummer, I didn't think they were doing that bad. Their SSD division is said to be bought by Toshiba.
I wonder what will happen to PCP&C?

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

I wouldn't be that surprised if someone like Corsair or Seasonic bought PCP&C.

 

Speaking of Black Friday, just picked up a Crucial CM500 120GB SSD for £70.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

My QuickFire Rapid Mx brown arrived but it's faulty. The P key doesn't work but at least I can RMA it and it looks like I don't need to pay anything. Gonna re check the emails. Have you guys ever needed to RMA your tech?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:55 PM

My Black Friday purchase finally arrived in the mail today. Picked up the LG 27" IPS LED Monitor which I got on sale for $199 from $350. I wasn't quite sure what to expect since I read lots of negative reviews on the web from people using 27" monitors on 1920x1080 who complained they could see the pixels but for me it's not an issue. I'm absolutely blown away by the vibrancy the IPS panel offers as well. Expected it to be a step up over my old LCD monitor but it just puts it to shame. Would highly recommend anyone looking for a new monitor to spend the extra cash and get an IPS panel over the standard TN panels. 


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:11 PM

I've only experienced them at trade shows but a friend recently bought a second hand 1600p Philips IPS monitor from '07. You don't know what you're missing until you see one in person, but I won't be buying one just yet.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

Doesn't the LG G2 use an IPS display? It already looks fantastic.. I would love to get a monitor with a display like that. 


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:36 PM

Doesn't the LG G2 use an IPS display? It already looks fantastic.. I would love to get a monitor with a display like that. 

Yeah, the G2 uses an IPS display. 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

Interesting. I'm actually building my first PC soon so I may pick one of these up if I can.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

I'm planning doing a new build in the new year. What does everyone think is the best way to go? Z87 (Maximus VI Hero) and a 4770K? Or X79 (Rampage IV Formula) and 4820K? I'm leaning towards the former even though the Haswell chips don't seem to OC that well.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

I'm planning doing a new build in the new year. What does everyone think is the best way to go? Z87 (Maximus VI Hero) and a 4770K? Or X79 (Rampage IV Formula) and 4820K? I'm leaning towards the former even though the Haswell chips don't seem to OC that well.

I have a Rampage III formula and have been very happy with it!


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:49 PM

4820k is definitely not worth the extra cash (for gaming, that is). Also Maximus VI Hero seems like a heavy overkill - personally, I'd stick with much cheaper ASRock Z87 Extreme4.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

Also Maximus VI Hero seems like a heavy overkill - personally, I'd stick with much cheaper ASRock Z87 Extreme4.

 
They're about the same RRP in the UK (both circa £170 without discounts) although the ASRock is currently much cheaper on Amazon due to a massive discount.
I've had good past experiences with the ROG boards and bad past experiences with the thin PCBs and patchy VRM on ASRock boards, though they've generally been low-midrange ones and not top-range stuff. I quite like the look of the MSI Z87-GD65 (it fits my entirely red/black colour scheme system) but reviews seem to be patchy as well.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:09 AM Edited by yojo2, 24 December 2013 - 08:12 AM.

In Poland ASRock is cheaper by ~€60/£50, which is a lot. So the viability of buying the ASUS definitely depends on where you live in. ;)

Also £170 for Z87 Extreme4 seems like an awful lot? In Poland it can be easily bought for <£100.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

It's currently £125 on Amazon, cheapest I can get the Maximus VI Hero for is about £160 but I've seen it below the £150 mark.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

I wouldn't get a Ivy Bridge-E when Haswell-E is right around the corner. Haswell-E will use a new 2011 socket and DDR4 ram. Current socket 2011 boards will not work with Haswell-E CPU due to the different electricial layout.

Haswell-E for consumers might start with a 6 core and up to 8 cores like the X model which cost about $1K a piece.

 

http://www.techpower...in-q3-2014.html


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

http://imgur.com/a/oZQ7R#1

So apparently "FULL DETAILS" means now "Medium", or...? I really don't get it at all.

But there's more interesting stuff:

http://www.anandtech...ive-at-ces-2014

Apparently AMD is working on a free anlternative for nVidia's G-SYNC. What's best about it is that it's not only compatible with current AMD GPUs, but it also doesn't require monitors specifically designed to work with FreeSync (not all monitors will be compatible though). Sounds excellent :^:

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

Indeed excellent. Nvidia asks ridicolous prices for G-Sync and TN panels are not that very good. Very bad vertical viewing angles.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

Indeed excellent. Nvidia asks ridicolous prices for G-Sync and TN panels are not that very good. Very bad vertical viewing angles.

At CES 2014 there were some nice IPS 2560x1440 screens that had G-Sync. AMDs FreeSync sounds good but we won't see it on desktop monitors for a while:
 

 

Nvidia's Tom Petersen

 

“Laptops, he explained, have a different display architecture than desktops, with a more direct interface between the GPU and the LCD panel,” the site wrote. “Desktop monitors use other interfaces, like HDMI and DisplayPort, and typically have a scaler chip situated in the path between the GPU and the panel.

“As a result, a feature like variable refresh is nearly impossible to implement on a desktop monitor as things now stand.

 

http://www.mcvuk.com...reesync/0126607

 

On the topic of keyboards my set of keycaps have arrived from the WASDkeyboards :) Had to pay £13.73 import duty though. Couldn't find any good keycap sellers in the UK

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Oh and my Corsair CX600 decided to call it quits after only two years. Other components seem not to be fried so far


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:10 PM Edited by yojo2, 01 February 2014 - 08:11 PM.

Speaking of keyboards, I was disassembling my Microsoft Digital Media Kerboard 3000 yesterday... and it was pain in the arse. A normal kboard would have all the screws on the back, right? Well guess what, this one had twice as much screws from the front, hidden behind the panels, which were held by latches... WTF, just WTF. That's one of the most terrible designs I've ever seen. Not only it's overly complicated and time consuming, but also the latches break very easily.

On the plus side, it's now clean as new, and I've also fixed the membrane under the space key (I've cut it out from left Win key :p). But given the time that it took me to disasseble, clean, fix and reassemble this keyboard - I think I'd be better off just buyin a new one. Honestly.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

Sorry for a double post, but some of you might find it interesting.

http://www.anandtech...oczs-warranties

Warranties on OCZ products other than certain SSD lines (Revodrive, Vertex, Vector, and for a limited period Agility) will not be covered. Also, Toshiba is not interested in the PSU part of the company, which will be sold.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

Good, OCZ PSU's blew goats anyway.
Sucks if you own one, to be honest, but given that I've spent the last f*ck knows how long extolling the virtues of never buying anything OCZ have made, ever, I hate to say "I told you so".

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:52 PM Edited by Stinky12, 06 February 2014 - 08:53 PM.

A early look at SATA Express and how it performs

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:58 PM Edited by friendly luggage, 09 February 2014 - 08:00 PM.

Speaking of keyboards, I was disassembling my Microsoft Digital Media Kerboard 3000 yesterday... and it was pain in the arse. A normal kboard would have all the screws on the back, right? Well guess what, this one had twice as much screws from the front, hidden behind the panels, which were held by latches... WTF, just WTF. That's one of the most terrible designs I've ever seen. Not only it's overly complicated and time consuming, but also the latches break very easily.

On the plus side, it's now clean as new, and I've also fixed the membrane under the space key (I've cut it out from left Win key :p). But given the time that it took me to disasseble, clean, fix and reassemble this keyboard - I think I'd be better off just buyin a new one. Honestly.

 

Why does it need to be so complicated to open up a keyboard? The fiddliest thing I find with keyboards is the stabilsers. Bloody things

 

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:10 PM Edited by yojo2, 13 February 2014 - 06:17 PM.

The buyer of the PSU divion of OCZ company was revealed - it's FirePower technology. Never heard of them? Well there's a good reason, the've been founded a month ago. LOL. While the PCP&C website (updated after the buyout) claims the PSUs (PCP&C and OCZ) will still be produced (and furthermore, all of the existing OCZ PSUs will retain warranty), some speculate that the FirePower Tech is just another patent troll company.
I was optimistic at first, but I have to admit, it looks a bit like scam.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:19 PM

I bought this nearly 3 years ago..
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and I'm thinking about selling it on eBay, I've seen various of prices and I don't know what price to put up for. Is there any sites that shows how much this netbook cost?

It is a Samsung N310, If I'm going to sell it, how do I reset everything on the netbook so it is like new to the person who buys it?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

Another GPU from Nvidia, call Titan Z

 

http://blogs.nvidia..../03/25/titan-z/

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nvidia is really out of their mind now. 3000 bucks for a damn 2 years old tech Kepler??

And not a single damn about Maxwell.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:44 PM Edited by Stinky12, 26 March 2014 - 01:41 AM.

Nvidia is really out of their mind now. 3000 bucks for a damn 2 years old tech Kepler??

And not a single damn about Maxwell.

It's a professional card.

 

Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus Rift for $2B and MineCraft Oculus Rift edition is cancled because of it.

http://time.com/3784...ok-oculus-rift/

http://www.theverge....us-vr-cancelled





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