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  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

  2. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Water Cooling seems like an expensive route. I liked the idea of a better air cooler as that was <£30
  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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  4. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I'm from the UK :(

    Here , a CM Hyper 212 is
  5. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I think I'm gonna go for the Corsair 120mm fans over the Cm 200.
    I guess the AF models are better for exhaust use but would the difference between the quiet and performance models be noticeable
  6. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    So i was casually using my PC, and i went to change tabs on chrome when suddenly I saw a black screen, and then white. The computer would not respond to anything but the reset switch.

    Is this just a random blip or could it be due to a fault in a part (especially the GPU)
  7. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    So I'm still owed an Xmas prezzie from my parents. Up to £100 I think. Not sure really what to get / what's with getting.
    And I might just buy some extra thinks if they're beneficial.

    Computer related options :

    New heatsibk

    Gagety things

    Kindle (dunno if it would make me read more)
    Tablet (like a nex 7)

    Or I could ask for money to offset the cost of my new rig.....?
  8. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Corsair water cooler imo! :D

    Edit: actually SSD is probably the single best upgrade a computer can get these days (over a mechanical drive)
  9. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member


    I think SSD prices have gone up - 120gb are over £70 but i could still afford one.

    Or I could cash in my 'good grades money' and get a Nexus 7. :-D
  10. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Just performance wise the leap from a mechanical HD to an SSD is really nice.

    I love my nexus 7 but I get way more use out of my computers/phone than any tablet I have owned.
  11. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the decision is too hard!!!!

    I thought a tablet would be nice when I CBA to go on my PC, and will be quiter for when I'm studying and I just need to read an e-book...

    But I'm also thinking if I get an SSD and put the OS on it, everything will be much quicker, and the HDD might be quieter... so I could have my computer on while I'm studying.

    I could find a
  12. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Does a £40 60gb ssd sound ok? Or do you think a 120gb for £70 will be more beneficial.?
  13. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    The more the better IMO. You'll want to put certain programs to load faster over the SSD, not just the OS. Something like a game or two, or some of your most used programs.

    Think of it this way, you'll be unlikely to regret having extra room, but there is always the possibility of regretting that you didn't buy enough room for your needs.

    My SSD is currently sitting at 226GB free of 476GB (so 250GB used).

    Another thing to note is SSDs reserve a portion of the drive for wear leveling. So my 512GB SSD is really a 476GB SSD.
  14. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I guess... 120GB it is then. Hopefully I can get one for < £70.

    Also, I looked at the £69 Kindle, and it looks like I'd prefer the Touch(no longer sold) or the Paperwhite - £109.

    But with that cheaper SSD I could still get both for around the same price as a Nexus. Although I must just leave the Kindle and just a SSD and some case fans.

    Still need a new k/b and mouse, but ( damn you Amazon ) they put their prices up, and I'm waiting for them to goo down in price :/

    Edit: Found some nice looking SSD's, but I'll post them in the SSD thread...

    Edit : Question : I only have one 3 pin fan socket available on my motherboard. If I want to add another 2 fans, can anything be done?
  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    You can run fans right off the PSU with some kinda of cable adapter -- though I don't know if they make them now or not (I would think they do, I just havent looked). You just wouldn't have any speed control.

    I have a few fans running that way now with a molex -> 3 pin adapter

    Something like this:
  16. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I think I have some of those adapters, but I would like fan control...?
  17. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I can hear a clicking sound coming from my PC. I think it's from the PSU. Last time I heard it ( two days ago) I took it out, dusted it, and everything was fine. But it's come back. Something I should be worried about?

    I opened up the case, and tapped the top of the PSU three times. And now the clicking has gone?
  18. EVGA_RobB

    EVGA_RobB Active Member


    I see earlier you had an issue with your GTX 670? Was this resolved? If not, please send me a PM or email webmaster@evga.com so I can help get you sorted out. I am in the US, but I communicate daily with our Europe team. The above goes for anyone with an issue with an EVGA product. Please specify in your email (if that is what you opt to do) that you were referred by me from AF.

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  19. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    ^ that's what I call service.
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  20. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Only problem is it'll cost £50 just to ship it to evga in Germany. It's why I've had to go down the horrible and painful route of trying an RMA with Scan.
  21. EVGA_RobB

    EVGA_RobB Active Member

    While I can't promise anything, I can certainly try to help and see what we can do about helping with the shipping costs should there still be an issue. Please email or PM me if you still need assistance.
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  22. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Thanks again./ Now I'm really glad I returned my MSI PE cards and got a EVGA card instead!

    Just a little FYI, that I didn't know. When I tried to index my folders, I may have accidentally indexed everything. The Windows Help and Support thing says that indexing too much actually makes things slower, which may be the reason my PC is sometimes slow ( and why the Windows Experience Index is low - 5.9)
  23. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Right. I decided to do a quick memtest, and a quick Tessy stress test.

    They seemed fine.

    Right now, I am folding, and to my amazement, my card isn't making that loud, high pitched sound! All I can hear are the fans and the air being pushed out.

    EVGA Precision shows the card at 1175Mhz, with 96% power.

    Edit: I guess I spoke too soon. It turns out I can hear the noise, but it's not very loud. Although the fans do sound like a washing machinel :p

    But still, if this is how my card is going to perform, I am more than happy. Of course, I'l have to sort out the instability and BOSD's....
  24. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Anyone have opinions on mice?

    I was gonna get a G500, but I don't know whether it's worth it at
  25. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    I love my Razers (first the Habu, now the Imperator) as their shape fits my hand very comfortably, and I can adjust the sensitivity perfectly either for precision photo work or gaming.

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