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Everything posted by FullNuclearBreakfast

  1. Yeah, I've been getting this problem with a couple of my games recently, namely Metro: 2033 Redux and Mirror's Edge. I haven't seen it happen on anything else though (yet). I'm on Windows 8.1 as well, and my driver version is 344.60, haven't tried it out on 347.09 yet (though this seems to just be an optimisation patch for MGS:GZ and E:D so I doubt it'll fix it). I'd put your driver version in the OP, might make it easier for people to help you out Sorry I couldn't be of assistance
  2. Cutest PC 2014 10/10 Also wow I haven't changed my avatar in a while, forgot I was still using Misha for anything
  3. Everyone stop making this a dick-measuring contest I'm not very active on here, ok? *embarrassed retreat*
  4. I actually used to read them all, too >_> It's the only way I can fit them all on. Heck, this isn't even all of them Love you too @Speedbird has more updates than there are people on Earth That's... insane. I'm frightened.
  5. Oh man I just switched my 780 Classy to LN2 BIOS, and the LED changes from green to red #siiiiiiiiick

  6. I did remove it, I just waited until it was in the case so I didn't get it all fingerprinty. Maybe this was a mistake, but hey-ho. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that I'm liking this case too. It was super easy to build in, and I don't think I could possibly fault it, especially considering the price.
  7. I feel you, man. I've been finding it kinda tricky to keep my friends' build lists in budget, especially since they're not certain exactly how much they'll have when the time comes.
  8. Thanks! Right back at you! Thank you As for the Coke, I'm not even going to be drinking it, my mum got it for me I think it's going to sit here on my desk for a while Yeah you have a point. I guess I also don't want to be stressing out the IMC too much, especially since I bought this CPU to overclock it. Thanks man Don't be, your build is pretty good! Mine is a little overkill to be honest. Thank you too It does feel great, I've always wanted to build my own PC - I was quickly convinced against using boutique builders like Chillblast. This build list has been through so many iterations, it started out with a £750 budget and has evolved and grown as I got jobs and such. Good old PCPartPicker! I really do, I find it so exciting. Luckily, my friends have all saved up for their own computers over the summer too, and they want me to build their machines for them
  9. Right. I've been waiting a long, long time to do this build (and this build log). I've been saving up for it for almost the entirety of this summer - I started working the day after my last exam and finished working the Friday before I was due back to school. Prior to this build, I've been playing games on my dad's PS3, and a mid-2007 iMac (which plays CS:GO at 15fps on minimum settings). Anyway, enough pre-amble. On with the build log! (I would like to apologise in advance for potentially shoddy picture quality, I suck at taking photos ) Specs PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.94 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£81.59 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£99.56 @ Scan.co.uk) Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£68.16 @ Scan.co.uk) Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£147.24 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (£400.73 @ Amazon UK) Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case (£87.13 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£130.99 @ Novatech) Monitor: Dell U2414H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor (£171.98 @ Aria PC) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans (£19.00 @ Amazon UK) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (£13.36 @ Aria PC) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (£13.36 @ Aria PC) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (£13.36 @ Aria PC) Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (£90.00) Other: Corsair M45 Mouse (£34.99) Other: Corsair MM200E (£22.43) Total: £1565.82 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-06 17:06 BST+0100 I wanted to go for some 1866MHz RAM, but neither of the places I was looking had any of the kind I wanted in stock at the time, so I went for 1600 instead. I was also going to go for the standard ACX 780, but I had some room in my budget for a Classy, so why the hell not? I'll only be playing at 1080p 60Hz for the time being, so I have absolutely no need for the power of the 900 series cards, and I didn't really want to gamble on their price and availability, so I stuck to the 700 series. Lastly, I was planning on using a CM Storm Quickfire TK, but again I had a little more room in my budget (and on my desk, since I bought a second one), so I went for my dream keyboard, the K70. Didn't bother waiting for the RGB version, I only want it to be red. The Build Mah parts! Well, most of them. In my excitement, I forgot to include some of the stuff, and the case and monitor were simply too big to fit on here with everything else. Here's a shot, taken after the build was finished, of the graphics card box, simply because it's so sexy I can't not include it Time for the test boot! I kinda forgot to take pictures of the process up until now, but you all know how it goes, right? Ohhhh man this graphics card is s-e-x-y Hey, it works! That's always good... I am liking this case already, it's so big! Sure, it's no 900D but it's still pretty roomy. Motherboard, CPU and RAM are in. This is looking pretty good so far Fans are on the rad. This took a little while to get right because a) I'm a bit anal about where the cables are going B) I found it a little hard to visualise where the rad's going to end up without installing it. I chose to put the fans on the bottom in push, since I mainly want it to look nice, that's why I spent the extra on these fans. That's the SSD in. I am liking this SSD mount, but I realised (a little too late) that you have to put the SSD in label-down, because Crucial are weird. I think I might have damaged one of the screw holes slightly trying to put it in label-up, but oh well. And the power supply's in. Took less time to install than it did to think about how to install. This is the cable management pretty much finalised. I know I should trim off that cable tie, but I haven't gotten around to it yet Front fans are installed. I found the screws pretty tiring to get in, as unfit as I am, they were pretty damn stiff once you got past the first couple turns. The rubber mounts also got a bit twisted out of their proper places, but I don't think this is too much of an issue - the fans are pretty secure in there. I've taken out the two hard drive cages, since I have absolutely no need for one yet. I might get a hard drive once I get paid again, just so I have somewhere to dump crap. For now though, I'll be sticking to my SSD. Everything's set up on my desk, time to install Windows! I'll be using a pen drive with the ISO on that a friend lent me, plus a code from G2A (because screw paying £80 when I can pay £8 ) Installing... It's done. Windows is installed, and it's all working nicely. My camera refuses to get on with the LEDs on the waterblock and graphics card, so this picture comes with extra blurriness. It's actually quite dark in there because the window is smoked, so I might get an LED strip later, I'll see how I feel. Here's a picture without the side panel, so you can actually see the red. A shot of it all set up and running. Don't worry, I only use that old monitor on the left for chat windows and MSI Afterburner, or occasionally a browser window. --- *sigh* And it's done... I finally have a (pretty badass, if I say so myself) gaming PC. I hope y'all didn't hate this thread as much as my last one
  10. Stopping it from showing up does serve a purpose - it won't show up. Yeah ok this is a pretty fucking stupid thread.
  11. So, are people really telling me they actually like IE now? I thought everyone just used Chrome, or sometimes Firefox
  12. I pretty much forgot about it too, but this way it will never come up. I like not seeing IE. It makes me angry No problem I know what you're getting at, my school is only just thinking about updating to IE10 from IE8. They're not even going to get the latest version Yeah but... it's IE
  13. Hello there LTT, I was clicking around on my new PC earlier (this being the first time I've ever used Windows 8.1), and I discovered a way to almost entirely disable Internet Explorer. I'm not sure how many of you know how to do this, but I've never heard of it before and I spend a fair bit of time on the internet. STEP 1: Open up Control Panel. Make sure it's showing All Control Panel Items (it should either be on Large Icons or Small Icons - change this in the top-right hand corner). Go to Default Programs. If you have StartIsBack (which is great btw), you can open the Default Programs window right from the Start Menu: STEP 2: Click on "Set program access and computer defaults" STEP 3: Click on the "Custom" drop-down menu, and uncheck the "Enable access to this program" box next to Internet Explorer. Click OK. That's it! Just to prove to myself that IE was hidden away, never to be used again, I ran a quick search in the Start Menu: Yep, it's gone. Just to clarify, it's not uninstalled - I'm not sure if you can even uninstall IE - but it is basically gone forever. It won't open again at any point unless you go back and check the box (as detailed above) again. Hey, out of sight, out of mind, right?
  14. Oldest thing inside my computer: probably my Corsair AX760i (I built it this week cut me some slack) Oldest thing outside my computer: this GNR F173 17" 4:3 1280x1024 VGA monitor (absolute PoS, picked up for about a fiver), being used to dump chat windows, MSI Afterburner, etc. Oldest computery thing in my house: some eMachines thing, Intel Celeron D (Prescott, 2.0 GHz, skt 478), 256MB DDR RAM, 80GB IDE HDD. Upgraded to Pentium D (Prescott, 2.3 GHz), 512MB DDR RAM.
  15. I'd honestly rather have the plain text emoticons. I'm really not a fan of having yellow blobs all over the page.
  16. Guys I don't know if I will do a build log. I took some photos of the build but they're a bit shit :( I guess I can still do one, just don't expect to be able to see what's going on.

    1. Speedbird


      Don't worry about it. I personally don't care about image quality, as long as the build itself looks awesome.

    2. FullNuclearBreakfast


      I'll try to get some more glamour shots of the finished rig tomorrow, when it's light. I might even try to borrow my mum's (much better) camera :D

  17. Parts didn't come today, I'll have to wait until tomorrow until they come :(

  18. Some people need to stick to playing games on consoles. They don't deserve PCs.