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post #3196 of 6233

IT'S ALIVE!

 

Got the FFXIV code I was supposed to get in the first place (and two bonus ones, even; now that's customer service!), then installed the 4670K and started setting up my new computer.

 

Now if I didn't have to catch up with all these bloody Windows Updates for a fresh install. Windows 7 is getting overdue for a Service Pack 2, but Microsoft probably doesn't care at this point.

 

Once I've got Windows patched up, all the drivers installed, etc., then I'll worry about how far I can overclock Haswell under water. I hope getting a Costa Rica chip hasn't already screwed me over from the outset.

 

Meanwhile, my Q6600 box is mostly stripped down to the basics given how much I moved to the new system (X-Fi Titanium HD, GTX 480 and capture card included). It will continue serving as the computer for the rest of the family once I reinstall Windows on it, because I can't believe they put up with using an old Athlon XP 1800+ box for this long.

 

Also, this build has taught me the hard way just how difficult it is to spread Prolimatech PK-3 over any sort of surface. The reviews never brought that up, just the great temperatures...takes me an hour or two just to get it covering the entire surface properly.

 

...Actually, scratch that, that's nowhere near the most frustrating thing with this build so far. No, that's the simple fact that every time I try to install an actual graphics driver, I either get no output to the monitor or a BSoD. It's not quite like how this GTX 480 used to act up, because the motherboard still detects it and everything.

 

Right now, this is a very big hurdle hurting the system's viability...


Edited by NamelessPFG - 10/27/13 at 3:02am
post #3197 of 6233
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

IT'S ALIVE!

 

Got the FFXIV code I was supposed to get in the first place (and two bonus ones, even; now that's customer service!), then installed the 4670K and started setting up my new computer.

 

Now if I didn't have to catch up with all these bloody Windows Updates for a fresh install. Windows 7 is getting overdue for a Service Pack 2, but Microsoft probably doesn't care at this point.

 

Once I've got Windows patched up, all the drivers installed, etc., then I'll worry about how far I can overclock Haswell under water. I hope getting a Costa Rica chip hasn't already screwed me over from the outset.

 

Meanwhile, my Q6600 box is mostly stripped down to the basics given how much I moved to the new system (X-Fi Titanium HD, GTX 480 and capture card included). It will continue serving as the computer for the rest of the family once I reinstall Windows on it, because I can't believe they put up with using an old Athlon XP 1800+ box for this long.

 

Also, this build has taught me the hard way just how difficult it is to spread Prolimatech PK-3 over any sort of surface. The reviews never brought that up, just the great temperatures...takes me an hour or two just to get it covering the entire surface properly.

 

...Actually, scratch that, that's nowhere near the most frustrating thing with this build so far. No, that's the simple fact that every time I try to install an actual graphics driver, I either get no output to the monitor or a BSoD. It's not quite like how this GTX 480 used to act up, because the motherboard still detects it and everything.

 

Right now, this is a very big hurdle hurting the system's viability...

... ur BSoDin cuz ur beastly new pc DEMANDS a better gpu :3 


Edited by Mshenay - 10/27/13 at 6:02am
post #3198 of 6233
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Not all of them are Seasonic. Aren't some of them rebadges of Channel Well and other designs?

The vast majority of power supplies are 'rebrands'. That's why often the actual brand is not a good I indicator of how good all their psu's are because they'll use different oem's. The only companies I can think of that sell psu's manufactured by them under their name are; Seasonic and FSP (there's probably a few more I can't remember).
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The vast majority of power supplies are 'rebrands'. That's why often the actual brand is not a good I indicator of how good all their psu's are because they'll use different oem's. The only companies I can think of that sell psu's manufactured by them under their name are; Seasonic and FSP (there's probably a few more I can't remember).

uhh who does OCZ get there psu's from 

post #3200 of 6233

Has anyone else preloaded Battlefield 4 yet? It goes live at 11:00 PM tomorrow night!

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Has anyone else preloaded Battlefield 4 yet? It goes live at 11:00 PM tomorrow night!

 

Yup, can't wait for it to go live, I've been waiting for months!  I think I pre-ordered it 6 or 7 months ago, lol... it was whenever the pre-order first went live.  I'm jumping in as soon as it comes out, my origin name is evilhippie02 (evilhippie on steam).  Add me if you want to rip up some noobs with bad sound setups :P

post #3202 of 6233
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Yup, can't wait for it to go live, I've been waiting for months!  I think I pre-ordered it 6 or 7 months ago, lol... it was whenever the pre-order first went live.  I'm jumping in as soon as it comes out, my origin name is evilhippie02 (evilhippie on steam).  Add me if you want to rip up some noobs with bad sound setups :P
I'm not exactly a noob, but I still run onboard. (Cringes)
post #3203 of 6233
I've also preloaded it, I'm pretty excited. I feel like we're going to need to download another 100-500mb of stuff before we can actually play.
post #3204 of 6233
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Yup, can't wait for it to go live, I've been waiting for months!  I think I pre-ordered it 6 or 7 months ago, lol... it was whenever the pre-order first went live.  I'm jumping in as soon as it comes out, my origin name is evilhippie02 (evilhippie on steam).  Add me if you want to rip up some noobs with bad sound setups :P

 

Added! :D

post #3205 of 6233
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

I know, I know. But wait, if you're not sober... No alcohol... Mindf***
Yeahhhhh, I see that Brits can hold their booze down pretty well. (No offense to the citizens of the UK.)
Um, I'll just say the day was April 20 or something...

Also, I'm gonna laugh if bf4 only runs decent on nvidia or something. tongue.gif
post #3206 of 6233
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

uhh who does OCZ get there psu's from 
I hope that wasn't sarcasm.
Their ZT and zx line is made by Great Wall, fatality is Sirtec I think, modxstream is highpower and the silencer mkIII under the PCP&C brand are made by Seasonic or Superflower.
post #3207 of 6233
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I hope that wasn't sarcasm.
Their ZT and zx line is made by Great Wall, fatality is Sirtec I think, modxstream is highpower and the silencer mkIII under the PCP&C brand are made by Seasonic or Superflower.

yea legit I had no idea... i was just told OZX was good and EVER one seemed to like them. Never remember much about OEMS honestly DONT JUDGE ME 

post #3208 of 6233
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Never remember much about OEMS honestly DONT JUDGE ME 

Haha,don't worry the majority of people are in the same boat
post #3209 of 6233
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

yea legit I had no idea... i was just told OZX was good and EVER one seemed to like them. Never remember much about OEMS honestly DONT JUDGE ME 

I've had my OCZ fatality 550w psu for 2 years with no hiccups or problems.  I still have that corsair 750w psu sitting in the corner, need to get around to testing it soon.

post #3210 of 6233
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

... ur BSoDin cuz ur beastly new pc DEMANDS a better gpu :3 

 

...No, it's just dead again, because it's doing the same crap again after moving it back to the Q6600 system.

 

Needless to say, I'm pissed off. The GTX 480 seems to have a serious VRAM problem now, and putting the HSF back on hasn't helped matters. Something tells me it all went horribly wrong when I decided to put the waterblock back on. Argh.

 

On top of that, the GTX 280s I have in storage are completely dead (no video output), which means the only working PCIe graphics card I have around is that old 8800 GT, which happily runs in the new computer. So much for your joking theory.

 

NVIDIA better bring out Maxwell quick, because I can't stand 8800 GT performance for long.

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