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Everything posted by sdhdok

  1. I RMA'd it. It's definitely quieter.
  2. A phone and a laptop.
  3. The thing is only 5 months old, i mean it was only like 30 bucks but still. It only started dropping recently, would you seriously recommend i buy a different adapter as opposed to getting a replacement of this model under warranty?
  4. sdhdok

    R9 290 1x?

    No worries i'll shoot by troubleshooting and see if they can help. Thanks for putting my graphics card fears to rest
  5. the pcie adapter is a TP-Link TL-WN881ND and the modem is a technicolor tg587n v3
  6. I need help determining if my pcie wifi card is messed up, or if its the wireless modem? When i go to device manager and disable than re-enable my wifi card some times it goes back up to full bars connectivity (were it always used to be until recently), but when i unplug and re-plug my modem the bars also go back up to 100 percent every time. I have no idea what's wrong.
  7. sdhdok

    R9 290 1x?

    Just tested with tomb raider, seems to be bumping up to 16x when i play games Well at least it's a non issue now Don't suppose you'd know how i'd go about determining if my pcie wifi card is messed up, or if its the wireless modem? When i go to device manager and disable than reenable my wifi card some times it goes back up yo full bars connectivity, but when i unplug and replug my modem the bars also go up to 100 percent. i have no idea whats wrong.
  8. sdhdok

    R9 290 1x?

    all i could find was pci slot configuration and that would only let me select 1x or 4x
  9. sdhdok

    R9 290 1x?

    Do you know where the option for that would be?
  10. sdhdok

    R9 290 1x?

    My graphics card is in the 16x slot of my motherbord the gigabyte 787x d3h yet no matter what i do cpu-z only shows link width: 1x max supported: 16x I'm at my wits end, to top it off my pci e wifi adapter is loosing signal strength and seems screwed as well I have a loud antec 620 watt high current gamer psu, that seems like the fan bearing is screwed up And to top it all off this PC is only 5 months old FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE HELP ME
  11. Hmmm, i think i'll send umart (the retailer) A message and include the video i posted here and ask if it's enough for them to replace it. if it's not i'll go through Antec.
  12. The only problem is the online retailer i bought it from has a RTB policy that states: If after testing we find that the product is not faulty or damaged and any fault was caused by you, we will return the product to you and invoice you the processing fee and freight costs to return the product to you. So if they end up thinking a slight rattle is'nt a big enough problem they could end up charging me money.
  13. Yeah i don't think I'm savvy enough to open and fix a power supply. So just to be clear, you do think it's worthy of RMA?
  14. So I've had this power supply for 5 months (the antec high current gamer 620watt) and it was basically wispier quiet for the first couple of months, but then the fan started getting louder. It didn't bother me that much but it was annoying for something that new to be sounding like that. Anyway i left it and it's only gotten worse it's even louder and there is a permanent slight rattle, I've included a video to show what i mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgiGEEl_95I So my question is should i RMA it? would they accept this as a reason to return it? I've only been a pc gamer for 5 months so I've never had to return anything.
  15. Okay so two weeks ago i finally built my first pc the specs are i5-4670k cooled by a cooler master hyper 212 evo 8 gigs of g.skill ram at 1600mhz Sapphire r9 290 Tri X edition gigabyte ga-z87x-d3h antec 620w high current gamer power supply and it's all in a define r4 with only the fans that came with the case. A samsung 840 evo ssd (i also have a 2tb hdd) I'm currently gaming at 1440p and want to get the most out of my hardware. Everything is still at stock speeds as i have absolutely no idea where to begin learning about over clocking, you guys probably get asked about a million times on this forum so i sorry if this is the millionth and 1 time but can you tell me which componets i should overclock first? Does it make a difference? I have Trixx and furmark installed, but i'm not exactly sure what to do with them, any help you could give me would be appreciated. Ultimately what im asking is...... how the hell do i overclock?
  16. To be honest i'm not the one who pays the Internet bill (20 year old still living at home) but i know that my mum has a bundle deal with telstra so her mobile, home phone and Internet are all in one bill. But i will say this, i'd still be willing to bet that you pay less for your Internet. Everything is more expensive here.
  17. I actually have somewhat decent Internet speed for my area, especially by Australian standards though they are still laughable to a lot of people. 18.05 Mbps down 0.87 Mbps up. I'm very much contemplating doing a build log, i figure it's the least i could do by showing you guy's the finished product, considering you basically helped me build it.
  18. I wasn't planing on any super extreme overclocking, just a mild overclock to try and eek out more performance. From what i see of the builds here the evo is a very popular cooler in that regard i really don't think i skimped on the cooler, i think i paid what was expected for a system that's somewhat focused on price to performance. Everyone underestimates the unfairness of Australian prices. The sad truth is there are no better deals.
  19. Cyrpto mining hasn't affected Australian prices quite like it has US prices. Amd is still far and away better performance per dollar but hey if Nvidia starts lowering prices and starts being more competitive when it comes to the price to performance ratio, then i'll buy a Nvidia card.
  20. ....Crap. The Windforce 290 is the only non reference 290 the store has listed. They don't know when they're getting other non reference cards...
  21. Thanks for the reassurance So far all i'm hearing is that this is a pretty solid build, so i can't wait to build it.
  22. I guess i just wanted it to match my mouse, not to mention it's cheaper.. so there's that.
  23. It could be awhile, the store said that it would take atleast 2 weeks to get the gpu in stock It's still not a 100 percent guarantee i'll get one
  24. PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2B3Xy Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2B3Xy/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2B3Xy/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($274.00 @ CPL Online) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($192.00 @ CPL Online) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.00 @ CPL Online) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ CPL Online) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($589.00) Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Mwave Australia) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.00 @ CPL Online) Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.00 @ CPL Online) Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($142.00 @ MechKB) Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($52.00 @ CPL Online) Total: $1965.99 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 23:01 EST+1100) So i went to the PC store today and basically ordered these parts, however i am still waiting for the store to get some stock of the R9 290 windforce edition. So as it stands anything on this list of parts i can change so i want to know whether you guy's think i should change anything. PS: Please note that the GPU listed on my parts list is actually a gigabyte non reference cooler one, but i couldn't find it on pc part picker. And also please note i'm open to suggestions on whether the mouse and keyboard i chose were good options, i also chose a razer mouse pad one of those really long ones that you sit you keyboard on.
  25. My worry is that they have a shortage of the chips and hold off launching the non reference 290's in Australia so that they have more product for the US. If that happens then i'd have to wait even longer, damn litecoin miners.