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About BlackCrowSA

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  • Location
    Cape Town, South Africa


  • CPU
    intel i5-2500k
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    4x4GB 2400MHZ Kingston Beast
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX1070 OC Edition
  • Case
    Raidmax Hyperion
  • Storage
    Crucial M500 480GBSSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II 750W
  • Display(s)
    LG UltraWide IPS Monitor 29UM65
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G410
  • Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei [Raw]
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 - Krator 2.1ch, 26W USB speaker and Asus HS-W1 Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  1. Or Fly to the assembly line in Cork lolz https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2017/12/16/five-things-nobody-has-told-you-about-the-apple-imac/#56e635282c7a
  2. Worked for me. They have some good deals.
  3. So many cool functions and specs are amazing. Really good looking. Sony really managed to jam allot of bells and whistles in this one.
  4. That's great, I had a bit of better experience with the cooling from Sapphire. on a friend build. was the 7850 though, so it did not run so hot as the 7870. So your running allot more stable now?
  5. What brand do you have? I have The Asus DUii version, And overclocking was a breeze, but the temps were very unstable. Was driving me nuts that I was getting over 80 degrees Celsius on stock. In fact when runny furmark on stock, the temps never stabilized. So I assumed its somthing i am doing. Since the cards do run quite hot as it is, I figured i might not have enough cool air coming in. So I added 3 More fans one more exhaust and 2 More intakes. It helped stabalize The heat, but I was still getting 80c+ . Figured Not much more That i can do then, and left It at that The cards just run very hot. Found out That It was quite Normal to get the temps i was getting. A few Months later it started to destabilize again. Still stock settings, never bothered with OC with temps that high. found a thread somewhere that I can seam to find right now. Where a guy mentioned he got allot of RMA'ed units for overheating, and all he did was replaced the thermal paste. Seams the stock thermal paste that they used on those models was kinda cheap if you ask me. Although it was very risky in the fact that you can void the warranty if you change the thermal grease, I did It anyways. Opened It and found that the paste was extremely thick, and it was so cured that i had trouble cleaning it off the heatsink. Had To scrape it off till it was clean. Then I used Coolermasters X1 Extreme FUSION thermal paste. I carefully applied a very thin layer to the core, and then added a small drop in the center of the core afterwards so that when I tightened the unit up again it would spread out as it needed too. After that i just prayed i did Not just throw this card away, installed it switch it on. OMG!!!! 20c off-load max 65c load on stock on load never past 65c, I am so impressed the with massive change that I decided to try a bit of overclocking. I eventually got it to run stable with GPU Clock 1125Mhz could do 1200Mhz and be stable but not for very long periods. GPU Voltage @ 1300mV Memory Clock @ 5800Mhz on GPU Tweak or 1450Mhz on AMD Overdrive, you have to bump the power max 20% Furmark still goes past 90 On those settings, the most taxing games never past 85, TJ MAx on these cards is 110 In case you did not know that already. I did find that when in silent mode or power saving mode, that games tended to crash my system. I am not sure if anything I said here helps. Figured I share my experience anyways.
  6. Well looks like the pricing for SSD's here in South Africa suck compared. Be lucky to get a decent 60GB mSATA SSD for $80 can only just get a 120GB M500 for 100€ or $150 if I am lucky, and a 1TB Magnetic 2.5" looking at $80 and looking at about $700 for a 960GB SSD. So the costs a relatively the same not cheaper here.
  7. Majority new Notebooks do have m-Sata sure, mind your warranty, but allot of them don't have that or optical bays, and most don't support two drives. Its one of those that if you don't have it you will hate it. Currently sitting @ $219. the write speeds might be allot lower than the traditional expectation of SSD's, how ever the read speeds are great, and that's what you want for a faster system. Until they stop milking the SSD market, this will still be a more cost effective performance and storage solution. The life expectancy of this drive will be allot better too. I agree to a point with allot of what your saying, and only to the point of what practical uses you would need to use this for. Not by a long shot would I say its crappy.
  8. What makes you say that its a crappy drive? Pretty Freek'n awsome* its convenience all you will be doing with a hybrid is caching... For laptops its the only way that makes most sense without breaking the budget trying to get the same amount of storage in a SSD only. Dont forget mini pc's - Supporting it will only breath new life in the future.
  9. Just thought I would share this... http://www.coindesk.com/mt-gox-loses-340-million-bitcoin-rumoured-insolvent/
  10. You don't have to compromise anymore people. WD Black² Dual Drive 2.5" 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236642 -edit- Just realized now its on a smaller budget soz
  11. Its a very strange problem indeed. Would be a waist if you had to get a whole new set-up, its a decent rig. I'm a little stumped, cant really help you much more from here. I really hope you you nail that bug.
  12. What information can a seller provide to increase the chances of winning a chargeback dispute? The following types of information can increase the chances of a chargeback dispute being ruled in favor of the seller: Proof of delivery, such as online tracking numbers. Copies of the original item description or auction description, including any photos. Proof that the buyer was already refunded. Proof that the buyer was provided with a replacement product. Correspondence with the buyer or feedback from the buyer. Any agreements signed or accepted by the buyer at time of purchase. Any return policy that was communicated to the buyer.