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User avatar #32476 - thebaconstripman (6 hours ago) [-]
I'm not sure whether this should go on the gamin board or this board because it's more of a tech problem in game. So, in GTA5, pc of course, my sound plays through the wrongears. Say if I'm in a gun fight ina mission with the group of enemies in front of me, the sound of the mshooting will play as if it's behind me. Sounds of someone on my left are played through the right ear and vice versa. Is there a way to fix this?
User avatar #32479 to #32476 - youngneil ONLINE (57 minutes ago) [-]
Turn your headphones around.
User avatar #32478 to #32476 - dafuqisdisshit (5 hours ago) [-]
is it only in GTA?
User avatar #32473 - noxiouspumpkin (8 hours ago) [-]
I'm having some tech problems, obviously. I have a working monitor (I checked it on another PC), but my PC isn't connecting correctly. I have a viewsonic vx1932wm-led monitor, and I use just the DVI cable to connect it. Whenever I turn it on, it says "no video input, check cable.". The cables have been tested as well, along with my video card. I have no idea what the problem is, unless I some how damaged my motherboard.
User avatar #32475 to #32473 - reginleaf (7 hours ago) [-]
If you have a video card plug it into that, not the motherboard.
#32471 - bminous (9 hours ago) [-]
The operation was a success guys. He got all of his data back (including the matlab project he was working on until 4am when his hard drive broke).
kyogreking multiplegermans
User avatar #32474 to #32471 - multiplegermans (7 hours ago) [-]
What did you do to get it back online?
User avatar #32477 to #32474 - bminous (6 hours ago) [-]
Head was stuck. Opened up the hard drive and un-stuck the head from the platters.
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User avatar #32470 to #32469 - evilpotato (11 hours ago) [-]
Never mind it fixed itself after It finally turned itself off.

Word of advice, don't get windows 8
User avatar #32472 to #32470 - wotterpatch (8 hours ago) [-]
If you're having trouble with windows 8 it's your fault, been using it (basically) since it came out and haven't had a single issue because of it
#32459 - anonymous (17 hours ago) [-]
I found a random License ID/Key for Malwarebytes in the internetz, it worked so I have full version now.

Thing is, don't they check multiple users are using the same id? I've seen I can buy it like for 2-3$, but who is gonna buy something you can get for free?

To sum up: I have a "stolen" license key for malwarebytes and can buy a lifetime one for cheap, should I?
User avatar #32450 to #32449 - wotterpatch (21 hours ago) [-]
The camera is still utter shit though.
Not buying an HTC phone till they get their act together
User avatar #32453 to #32450 - sniffythebird ONLINE (21 hours ago) [-]
You've got an M7 or M8, amirite?
User avatar #32454 to #32453 - wotterpatch (21 hours ago) [-]
Moto X, i wish i had an M7, even though it's older.

Moto X is shit, just don't get one...ever
#32455 to #32454 - sniffythebird ONLINE (21 hours ago) [-]
Sell it and get an M7 or M9. (Or wait for an M10?)   
I was tempted to get the M7 but since they got rid of the Ultrapixel front cam I went with the M9.   
First time owning an HTC, and I like it so far.
Sell it and get an M7 or M9. (Or wait for an M10?)

I was tempted to get the M7 but since they got rid of the Ultrapixel front cam I went with the M9.

First time owning an HTC, and I like it so far.
User avatar #32456 to #32455 - wotterpatch (21 hours ago) [-]
>Sell it
Eh, it's not worth it. My contract is up in about 3 months anyway, it won't kill me to wait
#32457 to #32456 - sniffythebird ONLINE (20 hours ago) [-]
I've never used contracts, always pre-paid stuff cause I never use mobile nets and don't text/call that much.

What do you think you'll buy next?
User avatar #32462 to #32457 - wotterpatch (16 hours ago) [-]
At this point i have no clue.
One plus two might be promising, but i'm on verizon (inb4 switch, i cant unfortunately) and the One didn't work on Verizon.
Other than that, LG G4/G Note or the Xperia Z4 are all i would consider.
I feel like the Nexus 6 is a bit too old at this point, and i really really do not want to buy from Samsung.

HMU with any suggestions, as i'm pretty disappointed by everything on the market right now.
User avatar #32463 to #32462 - sniffythebird ONLINE (15 hours ago) [-]
Yeah I know the feeling. I was really happy with my Z1 Compact for a while until it caused a ton of issues, and it's been falling apart just from normal use with no physical damage. The build quality is appalingly bad, but not noticable at first use. Plus my screen self cracked and it took over 5 months and a pricy repair to get it only half fixed. I got tired of it so that's why I got the M9. I've seen the Z2 and Z3 also have self cracking screens for a lot of people, so if you're considering a Z4 wait a bit and see if there's complaints about it coming in or not, because it doesn't seem like Sony is acknowledging the problem at all.

The Galaxy S6 looks real good, but the dealbreaker for me was that you can't add an SD card, and HTC seems to be generally better in build quality, which was really important for me after having had the Z1c.

I'm not really familiar with other brands, but LG seems pretty good from what I've heard/seen.
User avatar #32464 to #32463 - wotterpatch (15 hours ago) [-]
I actually don't mind the lack of SD card on the S6, but the mediocre battery life kills it for me. Too many issues for me to consider right now, and it's frankly not that good looking. I want a jet black phone, not "Sapphire black" bullshit
Also i don't like offscreen buttons, but it's not that much of a dealbreaker for me
#32465 to #32464 - sniffythebird ONLINE (15 hours ago) [-]
What really bothers me about a lot of Samsung phones is how ridiculously far down the home / return / app switcher buttons are, you either have to twist your thumb really awkwardly or hold the phone so far down that you can't reach the top of the screen. That's why I like the extra bezel space on the bottom of HTC phones.

I download all my music for offline use since I never use mobile data, so storage is a must.

I've heard the M9 has pretty bad battery life, but considering it's still early in software updates it could improve later on. I might have preffered a black color too, but the grey variant is pretty dark aswell. The white/silver model with the gold edge was a bit ugly IMO.

Looks like the Z4 could be a good phone for you, but hopefully Sony gets their shit straight this time and uses a screen, digitizer, and glass material that doesn't break out of nowhere. Plus some actual waterproof phones this time, and not just splash resistant (which is really as far as it gets). Taking it underwater like the advertisements show is like a good 30% chance of a one way ticket to a water damaged phone.

User avatar #32466 to #32465 - wotterpatch (15 hours ago) [-]
I thought the waterproofing on the Z3 was pretty bulletproof? Eh, i don't really care, i wouldn't use it much anyway.
And if Sony doesn't commit sudoku because bankruptcy, they're probably use Gorilla glass four...which judging by the Galaxy S6's showing up scratched, that may or may not be a good thing.

Who knows, it's a a mystery at this rate. Hell the next nexus might be out by the time i decide...
User avatar #32467 to #32466 - sniffythebird ONLINE (15 hours ago) [-]
They've been "waterproof" since the first Z, but a lot of phones put to the test (like being in a bucket of fresh water for 10-30 mins) died or got damaged somehow.

I'd say wait to see if the Z4 has any problems, or wait for the next nexus indeed.
User avatar #32452 to #32450 - sniffythebird ONLINE (21 hours ago) [-]
It's better than my Z1 Compact, even in low light conditions, so I'm happy. Admittedly not as good as the Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6, but the S6 not having a MicroSD slot is a dealbreaker, and I generally don't like Apple products.

If Sony had gotten their shit together with the build quality of their Z series I'd have waited and maybe gotten a Z4, but I've had enough of their shit. Self cracking screens and backplate (and front glass) coming loose because it's only fucking GLUED together is ridiculous.

The M9 is no way near flawless, and I've already noticed it gets pretty warm, but I can live with it. The build quality and feel is amazing though.
#32446 - anonymous (04/18/2015) [-]
Anyone mind recommending a reliable ssd for around $100?
User avatar #32460 to #32446 - kober ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
Can't really beat reginleaf's recommendation.
User avatar #32438 - redninjaa (04/18/2015) [-]
I just got a HP Pavilion All In One 23 not my choice, literally the only decent thing at my local computer store and it was free because warranty I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I can change out the Intel HD 4000 video card that it came with, it's the only thing making this computer not play anything well, if not, can anyone tell me what I can do to make it better?
User avatar #32439 to #32438 - reginleaf (04/18/2015) [-]
>change out the intel video card

It's integrated son. It's a part of the cpu chip. You can't change it out.

You might be able to get an external pcie to slot a graphics card. But I really must ask why you ever thought getting an all in one would be any good except for old games and browsing fj?
User avatar #32440 to #32439 - redninjaa (04/18/2015) [-]
because it was free B^)
also it was literally the only decent thing they had at the store.
User avatar #32441 to #32440 - reginleaf (04/18/2015) [-]
There is no such thing as a decent all in one. But point taken on it being free.
User avatar #32443 to #32441 - redninjaa (04/18/2015) [-]
TBH tho, it plays simple games like minecraft terraria tf2 skyrim pretty well. Skyrim on low of course.
User avatar #32444 to #32443 - reginleaf (04/18/2015) [-]
That's cause those games don't require powerful graphics, and not a ton of processing power either (although some aio come with pretty decent cpus).
User avatar #32445 to #32444 - redninjaa (04/18/2015) [-]
oh. okay, thanks man, i'm not the most computer savvy when it comes to computer parts and how they work together.
User avatar #32442 to #32441 - redninjaa (04/18/2015) [-]
im dead serious. The store is targeted to normal people, so it mostly had like beats laptops. Anything worth value I couldnt get for free.
User avatar #32428 - instalation (04/17/2015) [-]
How can I join the master race? Since I'm upgrading from something that is somewhat alright, I plan on just buying something great that will last me for a while.. What should I buy?
User avatar #32461 to #32428 - kober ONLINE (16 hours ago) [-]
Not sure what sort of colors you like, so I went with black/blue on a whim: pcpartpicker.com/p/ChxT99
User avatar #32451 to #32428 - wotterpatch (21 hours ago) [-]
A thousand dollars?
#32430 to #32428 - hueduebue (04/18/2015) [-]
What is your budget for upgrades?
User avatar #32431 to #32430 - instalation (04/18/2015) [-]
1000 right now. But I want to know what I should aim for.
#32433 to #32431 - hueduebue (04/18/2015) [-]
Do you want your upgrade to be both cpu(that means probably replacing the motherboard with a supported chipset) and gpu?
User avatar #32434 to #32433 - instalation (04/18/2015) [-]
Probably. I want to be able to play GTA V without it looking like crap.
#32435 to #32434 - hueduebue (04/18/2015) [-]
Well my suggestion would be got for a gtx 980 since your going for 1000 bucks in budget. My suggestion is a msi gtx 980 most importantly its really quiet and its like many of the 980's really beastly. But you can check for various gtx 980's in case you want something. For cpu if you dont aim for X99(the new 6 core and 8 core cpu's) the best you can get right now for a i7 is a i7 4790K at 4 ghz. and the supported motherboard usually is a Z97 but check the socket type if you are in doubt. Not sure if you want aftermarket cooling but corsair has some really nice closed loop water coolers.

basically what to go for gtx 980(non reference) perhaps a i7 cpu probably like the 4790K which is the top cpu atm that isn't X99 unless some other cpu is there now thats better. And a Z97 motherboard thats a quality brand. And if you desire a aftermarket cooler of your choice. Maybe corsair if you want to go for closed loop. I assume you have a good PSU already or know what to go for atleast there. But see what the other techies say but the gpu is where i say a 980 is best. Because usually when upgrading gpu's if you consider either 2 slightly less fast cards in sli/crossfire or a single powerful card. If funds are there go for a powerful card. Because sli/crossfire is not always a secure performance boost due to optimisation or lack of sli profiles
User avatar #32436 to #32435 - instalation (04/18/2015) [-]
Thank you! I'll look into these!
User avatar #32429 to #32428 - sannukas ONLINE (04/18/2015) [-]
A computer
User avatar #32427 - hwangw (04/17/2015) [-]
I'm trying to replay New Vegas modded but I can't seem to get NVSE running in 4GB mode. I can run them each separately but NVSE doesn't start with 4GB like it's supposed to. Does anybody know what I can do to fix it?
#32420 - anonymous (04/17/2015) [-]
if i buy two monitors can i have one on youtube and one playing a game or do i have to be certain monitors/cables or whatever for that to work
User avatar #32421 to #32420 - sannukas ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
Yes you can, you don't need certain monitors or cables.
#32422 to #32421 - anonymous (04/17/2015) [-]
ah okay thank you
User avatar #32414 - thebaconstripman (04/17/2015) [-]
I just got a new CPU. In my BIOS it says it's 64 degrees Celcius. Is that an ok temperature? I have as much cooling as I'm gonna get so Ican't get any new cooling parts.
User avatar #32415 to #32414 - CatHatMan (04/17/2015) [-]
It sounds like you don't have good contact with the heatsink. It's a pretty warm day here and mine 3570k 4.5ghz is only at 41'c
User avatar #32416 to #32415 - thebaconstripman (04/17/2015) [-]
Wha could I do to improve the contact with the heatsink? I'm new to the physical side of computer liek building them and such so I don't know.
User avatar #32418 to #32416 - CatHatMan (04/17/2015) [-]
if it's the typical stock intel heatsink then you can watch this video. The heatsink part starts at 1:06
Install an Intel LGA1150 or LGA1155 CPU Processor as Fast As Possible
User avatar #32419 to #32418 - thebaconstripman (04/17/2015) [-]
I did everything he does which would be when you put the heatsink on the chip you wiggle it a bit and so on. I did the exact same thing he did with mine. Don't hate me for it but I have an amd fx 8350 ONLY because I can't get a new board to be able to get intel. Believe me, I want intel. I heard the heatsink that comes with the 8350 sucks ass so maybe I just need a new one. The price of the Cooler Master 212 is a lot cheaper than I though so I'll probably get that.
User avatar #32423 to #32419 - CatHatMan (04/17/2015) [-]
here is a thead that you might find some help in www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1830181/amd-8350-stock-temp.html but I would reccomend getting the hyper 212 evo anyway.
User avatar #32432 to #32423 - thebaconstripman (04/18/2015) [-]
Actually my Bios is way wrong. My actual temp is 35 degrees idle so it's good. Thanks for the help nonetheless.
User avatar #32437 to #32432 - CatHatMan (04/18/2015) [-]
Yeah the person in that thread seemed to have the same problem. That's a lot better than having to remove the heatsink and needing new paste.
User avatar #32458 to #32437 - thebaconstripman (18 hours ago) [-]
Even though I really don't need a better heatsink/fan, I still kind of want the cooler master 212 evo just because mine is so loud at times and the 212 is a lot quiter. It's huge too but after esearching it should fit in my pc just barely. Also another quick question, is 53 degrees a good temp while playing big games like gta5 cause that's what I'm getting.
User avatar #32417 to #32416 - thebaconstripman (04/17/2015) [-]
So many spelling errors. oops
#32412 - bminous (04/17/2015) [-]
So my friend's hard drive borked when he put his laptop down a little too hard. Seeing as it has all of his schoolwork on it, he REALLY needs to recover the data. I got an external hard drive enclosure and hooked the hard drive up to it. When I plug it in, it makes a few high-pitched beeps (I'm pretty sure it's not the clicking noise of death), and Windows doesn't detect it. Any suggestions for how to recover data?
User avatar #32448 to #32412 - multiplegermans (04/18/2015) [-]
It sounds like the head is stuck. if it is the only option other than sending it off for data recovery is opening the drive and trying to free it up. make sure you don't touch the shiny disks inside it if you decide to open it
User avatar #32424 to #32412 - kyogreking (04/17/2015) [-]
what caddy is it? a few of them beep if the drive is unresponive
User avatar #32425 to #32424 - bminous (04/17/2015) [-]
The drive beeps, not the enclosure. It beeped when he tried to boot off of it in his laptop
User avatar #32410 to #32391 - youngneil ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
I can dig it.
User avatar #32395 to #32391 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
That's an ...interesting use
User avatar #32384 - zomaru (04/17/2015) [-]
So here's the situation, I installed a legit win 7 on a hard drive, then replaced a motherboard and cpu. Now I refuses to boot. I think if I wipe the hard drive I can just reinstall the os and drivers but I can't figure out how, and the win setup disk isn't offering to reinstall, just to backup.

What should I do? Is it the old os, the old motherboard driver? Where did I Fuck up?
User avatar #32413 to #32384 - wotterpatch (04/17/2015) [-]
Windows installs are usually incompatible between different motherboard models
User avatar #32386 to #32384 - kober ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
Often times whenever you perform an upgrade to your motherboard or CPU, you will have to install windows again due to conflicting drivers and what not. Using an installation disk (or flash drive), the first option should be "Install Windows," assuming it isn't a repair disk. You can then select the drive you want to install it to.
User avatar #32387 to #32386 - zomaru (04/17/2015) [-]
Its is a instalation disk, I reinstalled a legit windows professional, downgrading from a cracked ultimate, before I installed the new board. Now the disk just keeps acting like a repair disk.

What should I do?
User avatar #32385 to #32384 - zomaru (04/17/2015) [-]
I believe it's saying driver error, how can I get it to update to the new driver? I have the disk.
User avatar #32377 - tears (04/17/2015) [-]
anyone wanna build me a gaming pc for under $500, just got an insurance check and wanna git gud at vidya james
User avatar #32389 to #32383 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
Would that i3 be better than the Pentium G3258?
User avatar #32390 to #32389 - reginleaf (04/17/2015) [-]
You can't overclock it, but it has hyperthreading. The pentium might be slightly better for games if you clock it over 3.5 ghz, but the 4 thread capabilities probably outweigh the benefits of the pentium.
User avatar #32392 to #32390 - istartedthewar (04/17/2015) [-]

Linus just put out a video about this

A G3258 at a maximum has 2-3 less FPS than an i3. Most of the time its the same.
User avatar #32399 to #32392 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
How does this build check out?

User avatar #32406 to #32399 - reginleaf (04/17/2015) [-]
You can overclock the pentium on any motherboard, not just Z motherboards. So you could probably save a bit of cash by getting a motherboard that costs less than your cpu.
User avatar #32408 to #32406 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
So the board in the original build is fine
User avatar #32409 to #32408 - reginleaf (04/17/2015) [-]
User avatar #32407 to #32406 - reginleaf (04/17/2015) [-]
and put that cash towards a cpu cooler.
User avatar #32396 to #32392 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
That's what I was thinking about cause you can overclock the hell out of the g3258 and it's much cheaper
User avatar #32378 to #32377 - tears (04/17/2015) [-]
i also already have a hdd and a monitor (32 inch tv)
User avatar #32369 - warwolfrider (04/16/2015) [-]
So... does anyone wanna take a walk down memory lane with me?

So what i'm am doing/going to do is build a 2006 gaming PC running windows XP 64bit with the best hard ware from no later then 2006.

Why am I doing this? Just for fun no other reason

I would like some help but I will do it by my self if I have to

I don't even know what was possible back then but I'm gonna find out... like what was the max number of video cards you could put on at motherboard.... and what not...

When I get all of my parts I'll post the build here...
User avatar #32382 to #32369 - warwolfrider (04/17/2015) [-]
Alright specs
Windows XP 64bit
2 eVGA e-GeForce 7950 GX2 1GB running in SLI
Intel BLKDG965WHMKR Conroe LGA775 1066 800FSB DDR2 A/V Lan Raid SATA ATX Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.9 GHz 4M L2 Cache LGA775 Dual-Core Processor
CNPS9500A LED CPU Cooler
Kingston 8 GB Kit (2 x 4 GB) 667MHz DDR2 Server Memory KTD-WS667/8G

Thats close to $10000 back in 2006 XD
User avatar #32397 to #32382 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
But can it run crysis 3
User avatar #32379 to #32369 - wotterpatch (04/17/2015) [-]
I've been considering buying an old pentium 4 motherboard combo...

mainly because it has a snazzy heatsink, tho
#32376 to #32369 - anonymous (04/16/2015) [-]
Get an 8800 Ultra
User avatar #32381 to #32376 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
Didn't those come out in 07?
#32388 to #32381 - anonymous (04/17/2015) [-]
Ioh then the step down no?
#32365 - anonymous (04/16/2015) [-]
how do you guys seed? my ip throttles my client down to 50kb/s so it takes forever to fix my ratio
User avatar #32373 to #32365 - kober ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
Personally, all of my torrent activities are done through a VPN, so throttling isn't an issue.
#32346 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
It's happening!

User avatar #32398 to #32346 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
Would it be better to do a custom loop if I plan on getting better graphics cards in the future or just get an AOI cooler for the CPU?
#32400 to #32398 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
Depends on what you have and what you plan on getting later, I'd guess.

You can always start a custom loop on only the CPU and then expand it to the cards later, which is exactly what I did. A custom loop for only the CPU isn't that much better than say a high end AIO like a Corsair H110 (at least not from my experience), but if you're going to cool your GPUs aswell later, it's better to just start with custom.

But the most cost and effort efficient way IMO would just be to get a good and cheap air cooler for the CPU like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, and then building the whole loop in one go, because it can be a bit of a hassle draining it only to make a few changes and then refill all over again.
User avatar #32401 to #32400 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
I've got a 212 evo right now and it's nice But I'm planning on moving my computer to the second floor of my house (from the basement) and it get's hot as hell up there. And I'd need to get a new case to support the radiators and all that. So how much did that all cost so I know what pricing I'm looking at in the future
User avatar #32402 to #32401 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
I'm guessing a watercooling loop can be anywhere as low as a few hundred bucks to something crazy as a couple thousand if you go nuts.

What kind of hardware will you be doing it with?

Also speaking of heat, (you probably already know) watercooling makes your room hotter cause moar heat from the components gets spread out.
User avatar #32403 to #32402 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
My current Hardware is
FX-8350 at stock
Asus HD 7770 That I want to upgrade to an R9 280x-290x
XFX HD 5450 that would be replaced by the 7770 when I get money for above
GTX 650 ti that I was just testing out but decided to keep cause it's nice but would be removed later

And the room gets to like 80-95 F but I usually have a window AC unit that can keep it cool
User avatar #32404 to #32403 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
I'm assuming you'll only watercool the most powerful card? Unless you can crossfire the two AMD cards?

I'm not sure but I think the general "rule" is at least one fan on a radiator per CPU/GPU. I've got a 5820K (4.4Ghz) and two 980s (1500mhz core) on a 420mm (3x140 fans) and 280mm (2x140 fans). Haven't tested temperatures at really long term usage yet, but playing GTA 5 for a few hours got my CPU to 60-65CC and GPUs to 45-48C.
User avatar #32405 to #32404 - dafuqisdisshit (04/17/2015) [-]
Yea wouldnt be able to crossfire those

Alright I'll remember that for whenever I decide to build it Thanks
User avatar #32372 to #32346 - kober ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
It's looking good. Not a huge fan of the color scheme, but it's a huge leap compared to most builds and if you like it, then right on.
#32380 to #32372 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/17/2015) [-]
I sorta didn't expect myself to like it, and I had plans to color the motherboard heatspreaders, but I dropped that since I kinda like the red and blue combo.

And I just have to say, watercooled GPUs are awesome. Temps are ridiculously low, 34-39C under high load at stock speeds, then I tested Crysis 2 with both GPUs at constant 95-99% load at 1500mhz core, max 44C after about half an hour of gameplay.

I can safely say, this was well worth it.
#32355 to #32346 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
Update: There's an air pocket in the CPU block which I can't get rid of, and the pump/loop isn't pulling any more liquid from the reservoir. I've tilted and completely rotated the case around several times inbetween fills, in all kinds of different directions. Air still won't get out, and the reservoir level stays the same.

I could try leaving it on for a few hours, but it doesn't look like that air pocket is going out somehow.

User avatar #32362 to #32355 - Mortuus (04/16/2015) [-]
Tap it a lot or just shake it (preferably after dismounting it ((The block)).
User avatar #32368 to #32362 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]

It's solved now. Everything's working, got a benchmark running for a good 15+ mins now and GPU temps are only 34-38C, previously it was 70-85C with the air coolers.

Currently trying to hold back manic laughter because this is just too awesome...
#32361 to #32355 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
Update #2: My pump suddenly stopped working. Tried with a different PSU, nothing. The PSU was running (has a light and a fan running), but the pump doing nothing. Then a bit later the 2nd PSU didn't do anything either.

What the fuck is going on?
User avatar #32363 to #32361 - wotterpatch (04/16/2015) [-]
Uh...did you run it dry somehow? is that a pump/res combo unit?
User avatar #32366 to #32363 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
Nope, and yes.

But not to worry anymore. I hooked up everything in my computer and booted it up, the instant I did, the pump absolutely smashed all the liquid through and the air bubbles disappeared. I'm going to guess somehow the paper clip I used to hotwire the PSU wasn't giving enough current or something and the pump was running at low speed while leak testing.

So anyway, I've booted it up, and right now it's been running through a Crysis benchmark with both cards under full load, temps 34-38C.

If I said I'm happy as fuck right now, that'd be an understatement.

User avatar #32370 to #32366 - wotterpatch (04/16/2015) [-]
Hm, interesting.
That's good to hear. And those temps are amazing Jesus.
#32375 to #32370 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
I expected my GPU temps to be like 50C at least, but nope.

This completely blew my expectations of of the water....

I just saw there jaw dropped while watching it run the benchmark.
User avatar #32357 to #32355 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
User avatar #32353 to #32346 - wotterpatch (04/16/2015) [-]
The whole blue/red/yellow thing goin on a is a bit sketch, but it looks good.
User avatar #32356 to #32353 - sniffythebird ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
The PSU will be covered and I kinda like the blue red combo
User avatar #32358 to #32356 - wotterpatch (04/16/2015) [-]
Yea, it actually looks pretty good, it's just a bit strange
User avatar #32350 to #32346 - kober ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
Is that toilet paper?
User avatar #32352 to #32350 - wotterpatch (04/16/2015) [-]
Either that or paper towels, he's checking for leaks
User avatar #32371 to #32352 - kober ONLINE (04/16/2015) [-]
I understand the purpose, having always used paper towels during leak-testing personally. It just doesn't seem like toilet paper would be that great in the case of a leak. I could be wrong, though.
User avatar #32341 - instalation (04/16/2015) [-]
What is a laptop that can compare (in terms of hardware) to a mac? My mom wants to buy a mac but I know they're overpriced. I don't know what kind of laptop could replace a mac in terms of capability. Help?
User avatar #32359 to #32341 - funi (04/16/2015) [-]
Dell inspiron 15

Mines shit now after a hard drive/os replacement, but it wasn't always shit
User avatar #32360 to #32359 - instalation (04/16/2015) [-]
#32364 to #32360 - anonymous (04/16/2015) [-]
do not buy dell lmao
he even said his broke
just get an hp 15.6" and be done with it
User avatar #32367 to #32364 - instalation (04/16/2015) [-]
User avatar #32394 to #32367 - istartedthewar (04/17/2015) [-]
Oh Jesus dont get an HP

They are known to be god awful

In reality dells are not bad. Check out an XPS 13 from dell, or look at any of ASUSs ultrabooks.
User avatar #32411 to #32394 - instalation (04/17/2015) [-]
Oh? Alright then!
User avatar #32468 to #32411 - brcstar (13 hours ago) [-]
Dell are good, but a Lenovo laptop would be better.
#32349 to #32341 - anonymous (04/16/2015) [-]
that said, just compare the specs
#32348 to #32341 - anonymous (04/16/2015) [-]
macs are made by japanese slave workers with relatively cheap components so pretty much any laptop you look at is "comparable"
User avatar #32342 to #32341 - bminous (04/16/2015) [-]
Well what kind of mac was she looking at?
User avatar #32343 to #32342 - instalation (04/16/2015) [-]
I don't exactly know. But what (online) is relatively good? Cheap, but not crap is what I'm looking for.
User avatar #32351 to #32343 - bminous (04/16/2015) [-]
Depends on how much you want to spend
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