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About Zandvliet

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  • Occupation
    Junior Scientist


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Strix Z270G
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb 3000MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 970 GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-O6SX
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro Series/Samsung 960 EVO/Western Digital Red 4TB
  • PSU
    Corsair HXi Series HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG278HE and Asus MG279Q
  • Cooling
    Custom water cooled
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Brown MX Cherry
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600 MMO
  • Sound
    Sennheiser RS175
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Next gen nvidia gpu

    Do you want to build a pc in October or want to build a pc that lasts until October? If it is the former I would wait and see what is available at that time... Currently there are only rumours.
  2. Truly a masterpiece!
  3. I've tried everything...I'm done...

    Lian Li PC-O6SX
  4. I've tried everything...I'm done...

    Well believe it or not.. the pc works again..
  5. I've tried everything...I'm done...

    Yep tried that.
  6. I've tried everything...I'm done...

    I cannot send it back anymore as I've drilled holes into it. yeah that's also an option. I've thought of that, I forgot to mention that I've used several types of standoffs and also placed electrical tape between the MB and standoffs. Also, I've never had the problem with my ASUS B150I with a i5 6500 in that case.
  7. Hi all, So this post is more of a vent for myself than a call for help, but who knows... I've bought the Asus Strix Z270G with the 7700k back in January 2017. Basically started having problems from the beginning. My pc wouldn't boot, not a light lit up. At first I though it was a shortage between MB and case (because it worked outside the case) or the RAM sticks (but all RAm sticks worked and all DIMM slots worked). However, putting everything in the case again and nothing worked anymore. Redid the whole thing again and again. e.g. it worked outside the case but not inside. So I sent the MB with CPU back to the supplier for testing, unfortuantly they couldn't find anything work with it. So I put everything back together again but still no boot. Then after the xth time it worked, the pc booted and everything seemed to work fine. Note that my pc is water cooled so you can imagine it was a pain in the ass to do this a couple of times. Then after a couple months my pc didn't boot again. So I took everything apart again, refilled the loop and cleaned everything. Placed it back into the case and again... no boot. This time when testing the DIMM slots it turned out one of the DIMM slots didn't work anymore so I sent the MB back to the supplier. However... they couldn't find a problem and I got my MB back without any change. But who would have guessed... when I tried the DIMM slots again they all worked. So I placed everything back in the case and.... no boot.... Again after several attempts the pc worked again without accutally having done anything except to resitting the components. This painfull experience repeated itself 2-3 more times before arriving to today. This weekend I decided to clean the loop again after 5 months of no problems. But, of course, the pc doesn't boot again... So now I am at the point where I'm debatting whether to throw away the MB and put my ASUS B150I with a i5 6500 into my main pc and sell the 7700k, in order to wait until the next gen of CPUs and MBs are for sale. Or, to buy a new CPU with MB right now. The thing is.. I could try my current MB and CPU again outside the case, but I'm 90% sure that it will boot with no problems. Which means, knowing myself, I'll try to get the system working again. Although I'm really done with this MB. Another option would be to get new Z270G... but I do not know anymore... To summarize a couple of fixes I've tried: Use other PSU Use other CPU / MB in case Air cooled / vs water cooled Other RAM sticks Inside / outside case No GPU BIOS updates (when available) CMOS Like I said at the beginning of the post, I'm not really looking for solutions anymore as I've given up on those. What I would like to hear is what you guys recommend I do. New CPU and MB or use my ASUS B150I with a i5 6500 for now. I'm leaning towards the latter. Cheers.
  8. This will most likely happen initially, but i doubt EA for example would say: 'Oh we cannot sell games in those countries anymore, too bad... let's move on'. At some point they will have to change the system. Particularly if more countries set higher standards on lootboxes.
  9. VPN, Google keeps asking: Am I a robot?

    So switching to another server helped. Guess that solution works for me at the moment. We'll see if it happens again.
  10. Good question, I have no idea how this works.
  11. i'd guess that depends. If they indeed get a fine of 10% of their annual revenue... that's a big hit I would say.
  12. A couple of weeks ago the news came around that: That deadline is today and apparently Fifa18 and PUBG haven't removed or changed this element from their games. They now risk a fine of millions of euros. Also, Belgium takes this even further.. Though I am not sure who the jail sentence will be for.... developers, CEO? I am curious to see if they change their system with the lootboxes. In my opinion lootboxing is a form of gambling but according to a statement from EA they do not believe this is the case. I guess we all know how it feels when you spend some more money on a game and we do not get what we had hoped for... I think the best way to change the system is to remove it.. but that will probabily not happen. They will likely add statistics to show that the chances are for getting specific items, but my guess that it won't be enough for the Dutch and Belgium government. Old source: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/04/21/nga-rules-some-loot-boxes-are-gambling/ New source (Dutch only): https://nos.nl/artikel/2237418-gamebedrijven-negeren-deadline-verslavende-schatkistjes-nog-niet-geschrapt.html
  13. VPN, Google keeps asking: Am I a robot?

    Yeah but the thing is. I use PIA.. didn't expect it to happen with PIA.
  14. VPN, Google keeps asking: Am I a robot?

    That depends on who you ask
  15. VPN, Google keeps asking: Am I a robot?

    Ah alright... Not really an option. Hmm thanks