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About GrievingJosh

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  • CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    8GB HyperX Genesis 1600MHz
  • GPU
    Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage
    1TB WD Green for games, 2x 250GB WD Blue in Raid 0 for OS
  • PSU
    Corsair Gaming Series 700W
  • Display(s)
    Acer H236HL-BID
  • Cooling
    The almighty force of gods air
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K260
  • Mouse
    Logitech M210
  • Sound
    Motherboard audio
  1. I'm going to guess Linus' build, that E8400 is really going to hold back that 290 ...
  2. But I've seen numerous people playing BF4 just fine on a 480 ... Reinstall was fruitless too.
  3. Heya guys, been a while since I've been to this forum but lets jump straight into it, no idea what's happening but I seem to be having DirectX issues? BF4 specifically and CoD Advanced Warfare flag DirectX as a problem, BF4 says my 480 doesn't support DX10 and it's a requirement (With a DX11 GPU?) and Advanced Warfare just says "DirectX encounted an unrecoverable error". I've tried reinstalling the runtime to no avail, so anyone got any ideas? I know my old 480 is outdated but it still performs alright, and I have no money atm, not any that I can casually dump into my system for upgrades. EDIT: Currently going through removing the GPU driver, and gonna run driversweeper, then do a fresh driver install to see if that makes any difference.
  4. 4690K for the CPU definitely, and, what's your price point of the GPU? We can't help if you don't specify price point, I say, go all out ... Who needs money, go 2 Titan Z's with 2 extra Quadro K5000's.
  5. As long as it's better than sodding Micro USB, I'm pretty excited for this new standard.
  6. Hi guys, been a while since I've actually posted a topic but I thought I'd jump straight into it, helping a friend out. He's trying to find some kind of Notebook with at least a decent amount of power behind it, budget is set at around £600. Any help? He's doing an IT course so, he mentioned he would preferably like decent battery life with enough graphics power to do some moderate gaming from time to time. Nothing crazy, but I know nothing about Notebook's so I thought I'd ask the best tech community there is for hopefully some help. Any would be vastly appreciated.
  7. I love this phone, it's literally indestructible I swear, the metal edge that goes around the edge of the display has been bent and come loose on mine so I use a case on it, but other than that, this phone is an utter tank. Bulletproof too, ever come across the article on a clerk who got shot? Straight into the EVO 3D and it stopped the bullet. But other than that, my only complaint of my particular phone, is I've rooted it and put a custom rom on there that's not too stable really. Other than that, still flawless.
  8. I have no idea who's fault it was, my phone was in my bag at work, I leave it in there because it'd definitely get broken with what I do, I came back to it at lunch and the screen was cracked. Plus I'm not really like that, it's just a device at the end of the day, not worth falling out with someone over, I'm sure it was just an accident.
  9. Galaxy Note 4, because I'm looking into buying one depending on how the reviews turn out, my Xperia ZU is way too fragile.
  10. Interestingly the worst for me is EASILY the most recent one, I got an Xperia ZU at launch, I dumped like £600 or so into this phone, because it's the first phone I've actually bought since mid 2011 (HTC EVO 3D, still with me today, going strong) And after a month of using this ZU, the screen cracked, and worse it wasn't even by my doing, had to pay ~£160 to get it repaired by Sony themselves, and guess what? It's been cracked again, and, like last time, it wasn't my doing. I do try to look after my devices as best I can which is what makes this way worse. I will be buying like 8 glass screen protectors for it this time around, it's fragile but an AWESOME phone.
  11. If it was me personally, I would be sitting and waiting for the Note 4. Not saying the G3 is a bad phone, it's not, I have indeed used one for a little while and I found it to be pretty solid, the screen is insanely sharp. But saying that, it didn't get bright at all and was sort of meh ... Again, it's not bad it just wasn't the best. Which is hopefully something that would be remedied on the Note 4, just my take on it, it'll be initially expensive but worth the wait. If you for whatever reason can't hang around for it, the G3 is a VERY solid & good phone.
  12. Just to mention, being drivers couldn't you just disable them in device manager?
  13. Ah okay, because like I just said about my sadly dying GPU, it would do exactly what you described, freeze in random games at random times, would make that annoying buzz sound but the difference is it would display a pretty, corrupt pixel graphic on the display. I'd maybe look at trying to test either GPU or HDD, or both just to be safe.
  14. Just wondering, what comes on the screen when the game freezes? IF anything gets displayed that is ...
  15. Maybe the games just went bad? Have you tried reinstalling them, or, if on Steam verifying the cache? Although saying that, my GPU is in the process of dying, although it'll run Furmark flawlessly with no issues and staying cool, then I went to play BO2 and it froze a couple minutes in and it won't launch the game now at all. -.-