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About Christo672

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  1. I double checked all the cables and even installed the PSU in another computer and it's working just fine. I reseated the CPU with new thermal paste. Might have to lift the board and see if there's anything back there but what kills me is it was running for about 20 minutes and just died out of nowhere.
  2. MOBO: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X Mem: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3600 Gfx Card: Old R9 290x while I wait for my Saphire Pulse 5700XT PSU: Corsair RM1000 I had just finished putting it together so no OC or anything and while I was installing windows the computer just stopped and wouldn't turn on again. No post, no fans just the initial click of the PSU. The only way I can turn it on is by unplugging the CPU power cord from the PSU or the board and of course the CPU light turns on and won't post. Kinda looks like my CPU just died during it's first minutes on. But I don't know enough about AMD's quirks these days so I want to make sure.
  3. Vessel Username: Christo672 https://www.vessel.com/videos/Yj4PbcgKj https://www.vessel.com/videos/JYZEYDYx0
  4. I'm gonna have to go with the Kuhler because I've installed one in a friends PC and that thing rocks.
  5. My favorite thing has to be the display followed closely by the back buttons.
  6. I thought about saving a bit but the price to performance ratio was pretty much dead even on most games and nVidia features really aren't appealing to me. I have no desire to SLI, shadowplay is useless to me and no desire to get a Shield. I have a good enough PSU to probably run 2 290s so that's not an issue either. Also, the last EVGA card I got was an 8800 Ultra that cost me almost 900 bucks, fried after 6 months and they refused to take it back. I have no doubt they make good cards now but I won't buy their product again on principle alone. I do appreciate the input though. On a side note, to anyone interested in buying the XFX 290, I found a review of it at Hardware Canucks. Hoping to get as good as an overlocker as they got! 1277MHz is pretty beast. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/65741-xfx-r9-290-double-dissipation-review-8.html
  7. I went with the XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation. I figured I could OC it myself so the factory OC of others don't really matter and a bit of a lesser cooler is worth a 130$ rebate(canadian) and free shipping. Thanks everyone for the answers!
  8. I'm leaning towards the 290 so far. From that anandtech link, I figure it's about 15 to 25 % more performance at 1080p on most games for about 15 to 25% more money depending on the 770 you compare it to. I will not CF or SLI regardless of the card I get so it's irrelevant to me. Only thing left for me to know is if the XFX card is any good and if the Oculus should have an impact on whatever card I get.
  9. Well obviously the cooler isn't quite as good as the competitors, lower clock speeds. I saw something about the fans but I really can't remember what it was.
  10. The XFX 290 is at 450 bucks and most 770s go from about 350 to 400 bucks(canadian).
  11. I kind of a have 2 questions. First of all, is it really worth it to go for a 290 over a 770 for 1080p gaming? I would probably only save about 100 bucks by going for a 770 instead of the 290 from what I've seen. I will also probably get an Oculus when the CV comes out. I don't know if it should impact my decision. Secondly, does anyone know about the XFX Double Dissipation 290? It seems to lack a bit in features compared to MSI's or Saphire's but the saving is pretty substantial. Any thoughts?
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    Dota 2

    Nevermind, a generous person from this forum already sent some.