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About Crowcore

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  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Interests
    Favorite video games: Alice: Madness Returns, Assassin's Creed 2, Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Beyond: Two Souls, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea, Borderlands 2, Borderlands Pre-Sequel, Crysis 1 & Warhead, Crysis 3, Dead Space 2, Enter The Matrix, Far Cry 3, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, Guild Wars 2, Just Cause 2, Limbo, Mass Effect 2, Pokemon Emerald, Portal 2, Rayman 3, Saints Row 3, SSX 3, SSX On Tour, Tales From The Borderlands, The Witcher 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Trine 2, World Of Goo.

    Favorite TV shows: 24, Avatar The Last Air Bender, Big Bang Theory, Black Mirror, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Chuck, Death Note, Dexter, Fairy Tail, Frasier, Friends, Futurama, Heroes, Homeland, How I Met Your Mother, Hunter X Hunter (remake), John Doe, Lie To Me, Lost, Prison Break, Suits, The Americans, The Dead Zone, The Legend Of Korra, Smallville, Will & Grace.

    Bands: 30 Seconds To Mars, A Day To Remember, Adept, Alesana, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, Billy Talent, Blessthefall, Bullet For My Valentine, Burden Of A Day, Bury Tomorrow, Classic Crime, Devil Wears Prada, Emery, Epica, Escape The Fate, Fightstar, Greeley Estates, I See Stars, In Fear and Faith, Killswitch Engage, LostAlone, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Outline In Color, Paramore, Parkway Drive, Silverstein, Skillet, Story Of The Year, Sum 41, System Of A Down, The Used, We Came As Romans.


  • CPU
    Intel i7 6700K (@ stock)
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Z170M Extreme4 (micro-ATX)
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (white)
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 (mini-tower)
  • Storage
    OCZ Vector 180 960GB
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V550 (80+ Gold)
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UC88 (3440x1440, 1900R curve)
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master MA410M
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K65 Rapidfire (TKL)
  • Mouse
    Roccat Kone AIMO (@ 1100 DPI)
  • Sound
    Asus Essence STX II & Edifier S550 Encore (true 5.1)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

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  1. Yes, it's Original Sin. Thank you We are tying to upgrade the OS to 18.04 but are having some difficulties. Will keep you posted.
  2. Greetings, A friend of mine would like to play the game Divinity on Ubuntu. Unfortunately I'm not familiar at all with that OS. The min. requirements according to the game is OpenGL4. When she looks at her system it says "OpenGL version 3.0 Mesa 18.0.0-rc4". She checked and believes 18.0.0 to be the lastest version (well this was 1,5 months ago). She doesn't have a dedicated GPU but has en Intel Haswell CPU. I checked and in theory the CPU supports OpenGL4.3. Sure the gaming performance might be bad, but it should at least launch, right? So it should be a driver/software issue, maybe despite her efforts, something is not up to date? We would be grateful for any tips.
  3. Crowcore

    AMD VEGA official details

    ... which we have known for about 6 months, right? I feel like this just confirms that there might not be a delay to Q3.
  4. It was the clock speeds. Stayed at 520 MHz even during gaming... I just reset things and it worked.
  5. Maybe it's a coincidence, but uninstalling the two latest Windows updates (from 11. January) and a reboot fixed it... for now. A reboot later and things are still looking good. So I disabled the Windows Update in the list of services
  6. That's my last resort potential solution of course
  7. Hi, I'm having an issue where 75% of the performance of my GPU is just gone... Instead of getting 40 FPS in games, I now get 7-10. This started one month ago. Rebooting solved it. To diagnose smth with my screen (unrelated), I changed my GPU (290 -> 380), and it worked well for a day (normal performance), but now for 2 days I'm always getting the horrible performance. No amount of reboot helps. Info: It doesn't matter if the games are from Steam or Uplay In Afterburner, GPU utilization is 100%, and temps as well as fan speed size like if the full performance was being used No personal OC nor undervolting was applied. Case is well ventilated (two front 140mm fans, one rear) In task manager performance tab, nothing suspicious is going on with CPU, RAM, SSD: none of them are at 100%. Far from it. My OS version should be up to date All my components are listed on my profile I tried: Replacing my Powercolor R9 290 with a R9 380 Completely uninstalling the driver, trying out the latest non WHQL driver (17.1.1), uninstalling, reusing the the latest stable driver (16.12.2) Rebooting of course Disabling all "user generated" software running in the background (keyboard RGB software, VPN, music player, antivirus). Any ideas would be appreciated.
  8. Crowcore

    mATX Master :D!

    I have been looking forward for this case for 13 months! They sure took their sweet time developing it... I think the GPU is too weak for 2560x1080 and the SSD is too small and entry level for my taste. WIth today's prices, a 500 GB mid-range SSD (2.5") (Crucial MX300should be a good upgrade option, to have storage for all your games, whose loading times will improve significantly. On the topic on GPU price drops: Stop waiting Both GPUs have been out for over a month, and unlike GTX 1070 1080, competition is present in this performance segment. So no drops are to be expected in my opinion, especially now with lower VRAM versions arriving on the shelves. I prefer Radeon cards, but the RX 480 has GTX 970 / R9 290 / 780 Ti level performance, which is just not future proof at all for modern games on ultra settings at your resolution. It's barely enough for today. So looking at the current market structure, the GTX 1060 8GB would be the perfect card for you. You'll get abt 17 Fps more on average, compared to the 280X. I'm getting this case on Friday, so expect a post this week-end if everything goes according to plan!
  9. Crowcore

    Boot loop issue (Z87 chipset)

    No one ?
  10. Hey, I recently built a system for a friend with mostly parts I had laying around, and shipped it to him. Unfortunately, it is plagued by a boot-loop issue of 3 seconds that somehow didn't happen here the 2 days prior to the shipment (it did on occasion before). There is nothing on the screen when that happens, but the fans do start to spin. The only way out of this is to put the MB’s jumper in the « Clear CMOS » position, then put the bridge-thingy back to the normal position, and turn on the machine. The computer starts normally. Restarting it though the OS doesn’t lead to this problem. Going into sleep and then waking up again, is also fine. Shutting it down and turning it on, still fine. But turning it on after having turn off the electrical strip or switched of the PC PSU, it won’t turn on again without the infinite boot-loop. The debug LED doesn’t display anything during the process and the UEFI is up to date. Any ideas would be appreciated. Specifications CPU: Intel i3 4370 (3.8 GHz) MB: Asrock Z87M OC Formula (micro-ATX) RAM: Curcial Ballistix Tactical 4x4GB (low-profile) GPU: [On board] SSD: Sandisk X400 256GB PSU: Cooler Master V450SM (80+ Gold) Case: Silverstone SG12 (mini-tower) HSF: Thermalright AXP-200 Muscle (slim 140mm fan) What we tried: - Setting UEFI to default - SSD & MB battery change - Pulling the physical switch to use the second UEFI - Using just one stick of RAM - Using another stick of RAM on other DIMM slots
  11. A decent air cooler, that would get the job done and not cost too much. Like the Hyper T4. Ok, if it's for the looks than sure, go with the red LED fans
  12. Crowcore

    AKG Q701 vs Sennheiser HD 598

    Hi, I've done some research and these two models are the ones left standing (open, over-ear). I'm wondering if the newer and more expensive AKG Q701 is better and worth getting over the aging HD 598? The price difference here is 50€. Usage: Movies, single-player PC games, music (movie soundtracks, rock, metal) Motherboard: Msi Z97M Gaming (meaning very decent on-board audio, more than enough to power the higher impedance of the AKG Q701 at 62Ω) I'll be spending 5-6h per day wearing those. Another thing is that I have been using the HD 558 for 7 years and have been very pleased with the comfort. So I know the HD 598 will me perfect for me as for as this goes. Which means with the AKG I would be taking a chance.
  13. Spend less on: - the memory (8GB of RAM is fine for gaming today, you didn't say what you will use this for, so I need to guess) - on the CPU-cooler - the Pro 5 comes with three 140mm case fans, no need for more - If you don't overclock, get an H97 chipset mainboard. Put the spending to get a better GPU, like the 380X or even R9 390.
  14. Crowcore

    GPU acceleration for average home PC?

    Zero Gaming. Well, almost. (Age of Empires III)