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About VMaxMuffin

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    Adelaide, Australia


  • CPU
    Intel i5 4570
  • Motherboard
    Asus H87I-Plus
  • RAM
    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (Red)
  • GPU
    EVGA NVidia GTX 760 Superclocked Dual Bios
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 250D
  • Storage
    240GB OCZ ARC100 SSD + 256GB Sandisk UltraPlus SSD + 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G (650W, 80+ Gold)
  • Display(s)
    LG 27EA33V (27", 1080p, 60Hz, IPS)
  • Cooling
    Stock heatsink
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow (original)
  • Mouse
    Corsair Vengeance M65
  • Sound
    Astro A40 + Astro Mixamp Pro
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  1. Source: http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/announcements/zardon/amd-withdraw-kitguru-fury-x-sample-over-negative-content/ I find this to be really disappointing, and I don't think I really need to explain why. The article title pretty much says it all. A few key quotes from the article: Will LTT still be getting an AMD sample? Linus has said a lot of negative things about AMD lately. I also wonder what this could mean about the Fury X. We've seen some leaked benchmarks that have seen it performing well agaist the 980Ti and Titan X, but if AMD are worried about people who have been making negative comments about AMD receiving a card - could it mean it doesn't actually perform that well? I find that hard to believe, but then again I find the article itself hard to believe. UPDATE: eTeknix has published their own article about this, after reaching out for comment from AMD. Source: http://www.eteknix.com/things-go-from-bad-to-worse-for-reviews-of-amd-radeon-fury-x/ This article contains a couple of interesting pieces of information. Firstly, there's this: They then move on to comment on the KitGuru situation, talk about journalistic freedom and so on, and say that while they knew they'd at least not be getting a sample in the first one, it is apparent they probably won't be recieving a Fury X at all. They reached out to Christine Brown (AMD's Senior Manager of EMEA Communications, as mentioned previously) and recieved the following response: They also reachded out to Corporate VP and General Manager of EMEA, Darren Grasby, and got a very similar response: All of this "reducing numbers" is a little worrying for me, it seems like the sign of general cost cutting, which in turn could be the sign of a struggling company.
  2. It should work fine as long as you run it all at the same frequency AFAIK
  3. As far as I know, no 29" 21:9 monitors are 1080p. This is because the height of a 29" 21:9 monitor is about the same as a 23" 16:9 monitor. This means that the pixel density of a 1080p 29" 21:9 monitor would be about the same as your current 1080p 23" 16:9 monitor. Since we don't get 1440p screens in 23" or 24" size, it also makes sense that we don't get 1440p screens in the 29" ultrawide size. Basically, a 29" 1080p ultrawide would still be an upgrade from your current monitor - in terms of more horizontal real estate - however I think you probably would be better served by a 27" 1440p.
  4. Hi everyone, I've been trying to diagnose an issue with my brother's PC - it started randomly crashing in games, and I seem to have made it stop crashing by reseating the graphics card and putting the PC on its side to prevent sagging. The card is an Asus DirectCU II GTX 760, case is a Fractal Design Node 804 and motherboard is a Gigabyte H97M Gaming 3. I can't remember the rest of the specs exactly but it's something like an i5 4590 cooled by an NZXT air cooler, 8GB G.Skill RAM, Corsair RM PSU (550W IIRC), Samsung 840 Evo SSD and WD Blue HDD and a PCIe wifi adapter. Anyway, I can't leave a PC on its side forever so I'm looking for suggestions to prevent the GPU sagging. I'd like to put a backplate on it but I don't want to void warranty - particularly as it's not my PC - and I can't find one for that card anyway.
  5. Yes true. I just meant that you can't guarantee that a G1 970 will have more headroom than any other 970 or 290. That said, it should have more headroom on average.
  6. Of course when it comes to overclocking headroom it depends on the "silicon lottery" so there's no way to tell how high you'll get unless you're buying used and the previous seller can tell you. That being said people have been getting very good results with the GTX 970, and because it runs cooler than a 290 you have much more thermal headroom.
  7. I have just recently acquired a K70 RGB and love it, but yes the software is a little confusing. TBH though I didn't want any more than changing the colours of different keys and leaving them that way, and it wasn't that hard to do. Plus I find Razer's software annoying (I used to have a regular Blackwidow).
  8. I don't know why people are even bringing up the VRAM issues here, even if you considered the 970 to have only 3.5GB of "useful" VRAM, that's still more than a 780... EDIT: Go with the 970 unless the 780 is significantly cheaper, in which case you can decide if you want more performance (970) or to save money (780)
  9. What you want to do is certainly possible Firstly, putting the new SSD into the laptop: the easiest thing to do would be to clone the current drive to your new SSD and install it into your laptop, which would not require a reinstall of Windows. Basically, to do this you need to delete/move everything you don't want off the 1TB HDD (so that only the amount of data that will fit on the SSD remains), then clone the drive using software such as EaseUS Todo Backup or other free cloners available. This will require a SATA to USB adapter, which can be bought inexpensively. Alternatively, if you want to start fresh, then you can make a bootable Windows 8.1 USB (you can find out how to do this easily), and install onto the new SSD. Depending on your laptop, the product key may be embedded into the UEFI BIOS, but first I would recommend using a product key finder such as ProduKey to find and record your key. Secondly, putting the Laptop HDD in the desktop: Basically, just put it in, connect it up and reformat it with Disk Management (built into Windows) as NTFS. This will effectively erase the drive (although if you prefer to actually remove the data, then you will want to do a secure erase - ).
  10. Or you could get a Subaru Liberty (Legacy) and stick a turbocharged 3.6L Flat 6 in there, that makes a pretty good sleeper too.
  11. 37°C (99°F) in the shade, sunny, literally no clouds, very dry air (so you constantly feel thirsty), just generally uncomfortably hot. Up to 39°C (102°F) tomorrow. I think I'll be staying inside where it's nice and air-conditioned, maybe watch some TV and do some gaming...
  12. Not sure about this but would it help if you got some pc fans set up to blow across the modem? You could try it, it would be the cheapest fix.
  13. Well, I haven't really done a google search while sleeping before, but once I did wake up with basically a random string of characters typed into google... Probably fell asleep while holding phone, phone fell on my face or something...
  14. Once, when I was really sick, I grabbed a really long HDMI cable I had lying around, moved my monitor to the foot of my bed, plugged my headphones into the monitor's headphone jack and used it to watch movies....