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#21 pickled

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

I just swapped out the motherboard in mine and windows seemed to play nice with it.  Though I reinstalled it anyway as I wanted 64 bit to be able to use all my RAM.  Had no joy unlocking my AMD cpu from an X3 to and X4 though, booo



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:34 PM

I spoke too soon. Just had two bsod's...

 

I knew I should have just waited and done a complete re-build in a few years!!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Just teething troubles I'm sure. It's not overheating is it?
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

Temperatures are all ice cold now. I think the RAM may not have made the switch to the new board too well. Tomorrow I'll have another look but I'm sick of it now!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

Yup, it was the RAM. I replaced it now though, so am now rocking a Haswell 4670k overclocked to 4.4ghz with a coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo, along with 12Gb RAM and a 660Ti.

 

Been playing Saint's Row 4 and FFXIV pretty much all day with no issues so hopefully all is now grand.

 

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

^same CPU as myself. Thought I'd get the latest to save me in the future.
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Well, my original case from 2010 is no more. I picked up an Antec GX 1200 and was going to do a complete rebuild on Saturday, but got bored and ended up doing it last night. My God, building has got a lot easier with modern cases. Everything is so well organised, and there's so much more consideration given to cable management. This case is the same size as my old one (mid tower) but it felt like building in a tardis. All that empty space!!

 

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I ripped the two exhaust fans out of my old PC and put them in this one and they look a bit off, so I may replace them in the near future, and also tidy up the cabling around the GPU a bit but apart from that, pretty happy with it. Runs much cooler than my old build too.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

Nice rig! This is my current PC. It's a little dusty, but the Fractal R5 case keeps it pretty much silent during normal running. 

 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:56 PM

Is that a liquid CPU cooler? Really weird this but I was think about doing a rebuild. Only problem is I bought Windows 7 and got a free upgrade to X bia download but I'm not sure how I would reinstall it. Anyone know?
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:58 PM

Think you can create your own recovery media and it shouldn't matter but not completely sure that's the case.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

Nice James! I'm tempted to fit a liquid cooler myself just cos it'd look nice through my clear side panel!

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:10 PM

Is that a liquid CPU cooler? Really weird this but I was think about doing a rebuild. Only problem is I bought Windows 7 and got a free upgrade to X bia download but I'm not sure how I would reinstall it. Anyone know?

 

You might need a new copy, tbh (or at least a new license key). 

I know when I upgraded my PC before with a new mobo it detected it wasn't the "same" PC and required a new key.

 

Otherwise, you can just download an installer and stick it on a USB stick. You can get your current license key by right-clicking on My PC and selecting "Properties", it'll show up at the top.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:58 PM

Hmm. I still have the disc Windows 7 with as I bought it standalone.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

Anyone looking for a CPU water cooler, Amazon's international store are flogging the really nice looking EVGA 120mm one for 50 quid!

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Nice. It's only single fan, but at that price it is a steal. 



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

I'm not even running an overclock on my 4790 so bought it entirely for the look. The green RGB should match my case and founders 1080 nicely!



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:01 PM

RGB?! Egghhhh. My PC looks like the black monolith in 2001 space odyssey. 






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