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Connect to your router via wired cable. once you have an IP address goto http://192.168.1.1 then input the default login. go to service page or WAN page and refresh the IP.
 

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#77
Thanks for the advice t_ski, Crap Daddy and Random. I'm sure I'd be finding this all very useful when I get back at home tomorrow.

On "default" I still couldn't get online though from the cellphone. I'm assuming that was 'my' connection, since 'BlackPanther' didn't appear.

What's weird is that the pc can see the router but it's not called Edimax anymore :confused: but NU11 or something similar... :ohwell:

I googled NU11 and apparently it's a wireless adapter. I haven't got any of the sort.

:confused:

Edit: Thanks brandon I just saw your post. I will try that tomorrow as well.

Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated! :respect:
 

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Sounds like all your settings reset, might have to set it up again. Either that or the ISP might BR having temp issues coincidently.
 

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#79
The router being set to default is no cause for alarm. I remember hitting the reset button thinking it was the power button of the router... Strange that it's so prominent and easily hittable...

Anyway, I started a new thread for this problem because it doesn't pertain to this new build. I checked my old E8400 system, and also my laptop. Tried them all wired by ethernet. Always the same error as on the new rig, no matter which pc I try.

Took screenshots of t_ski's instruction results... it's all there. Thanks.
 

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#80
Internet connectivity problem solved

My ISP called me.

Apparently, when I had called the first time to check why my internet speed was 8Mbps instead of 20Mbps, the tech there had changed something in my modem's configuration and made it "Bridge" instead of "PPpoe" (I don't know what I'm talking about :eek:). Anyway, this time another tech talked me through getting in modem settings online, and changing it back to Pppoe, it's done, all works. Even the router works now. :rockout:
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I really hate to say this, but I must admit that the 670 gives better image quality in gaming than the 5970.

It's not fps. As Murphy's law dicates, right now that I've got this build all set up, ready and working flawlessly I've got my 27" 2560x1440 monitor in RMA, so I have to do with a 22" LG 1680x1050. It isn't a bad monitor really. It's the best one I ever had.... before I got the Dell with the IPS panel and flawless colors. :ohwell:

I haven't yet tested the 670 with the Dell since it's rma'd but on this monitor with the comparatively washed-out colors, Skyrim appears so much nicer - the shadings, the lights, the HDR.. With the 5970 it was almost like I had HDR disabled (I didn't).
Perhaps it's because of ambient occlusion? I dunno?

I can't anticipate how much nicer the game would be on the Dell!
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Nice! Enjoy the build now :rockout:

Arrows incoming! Duck :D

Or jump rather! hahaha
 

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#82
OP updated with new photos.

Next upcoming - NZXT hue.

Hopefully it'll be in stock some time this week!
 

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#83
More photos in the OP.

The NZXT hue isn't in stock yet though...

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I'm mighty glad I bought a 4GB graphics card!
Thanks to everyone who suggested I forget about the 2GB Asus CU II Top and get the Zotac 670 4GB instead!

Here's Skyrim, everything on Ultra, with texture packs, enhanced distant terrain, and I set ugridstoload in the ini file to 9, and I plan to tweak more in the near future.
Still my fps stay between 55 and 60. Occasionally they dip to 49 for a split second, then go up again. Game-play is butter-smooth, I'd think it was always 60 fps hadn't I been monitoring the fps!

Btw, the only thing I haven't got maxed out is AA. I have it at x2 because on this monitor with a low pixel pitch of 0.233 I don't see any difference if I increase it.
But later on today I will be maxing AA just for kicks and to see if my fps suffer as a result. Also to check on vram usage.





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Edit Here's with all settings at full, including all AA now. The lowest fps I saw was 42 but that was just momentarily. It still always stays between 52 and 60 fps.
2621MB of vram usage :eek:



Though honestly I really cannot see any difference between 2x AA and 8x AA

I'm tempted to set AA back at 2x but tweak ugridstoload to 11 in the ini file...... :D
 
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#84
Apart from the NZXT Hue (which isn't in stock yet..)

What would you suggest I add to this rig?

I was thinking of a sound card. But honestly I can't see hear any difference between the onboard I have now and the X-Fi Xtreme Music I had on the Black Panther rig. Well the only difference is that volume seems lower now - but I just increase the Z5500's volume to make up for it.
 

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Damn it BP, now I has to get that case:D
 

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#86
you can add water cooling :D

nice job with the tiger appliqué :D
 

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BP, the Hue should be in stock pretty much everywhere in the USA by now. Also, do you have any plans to sleeve or add sleeved cables? Might make thinks look a little bit better (but your cable management overall is great!)
 

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#88
Apart from the NZXT Hue (which isn't in stock yet..)...
BP, the Hue should be in stock pretty much everywhere in the USA by now.
BP, check Newegg, Xoxide, Amazon, and the actual NZXT store. Got mine from Xoxide two weeks ago and it was on my doorstep two business days after ordering.
 

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Added a 2TB Seagate Barracuda to the works. Nothing special, but it was a gift and I appreciated the space a lot.

I'll be getting the NZXT Hue after the holidays..

What's putting me off is that the front controls might look ugly...

_______________

Edit: as a next upgrade I'm more looking towards a new and more spacious desk. This one serves its needs, but it looks kinda crappy... doesn't it?
 
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I'll be getting the NZXT Hue after the holidays..

What's putting me off is that the front controls might look ugly...
Why's that? because it's black?
 

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Rocking a Corsair 850W PSU since the NZXT Hale 90 gave up its 12V rail after three and a half years...

 

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It's alive!!!!!!:D:D:D:D

What's the warranty on that Hale90?
 
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5 years, typically.
Sounds like warranty work @Black Panther
True but I checked with the seller and he only offers 2 years. To get the 5 years warranty he said I have to pay shipping costs to ship it to NZXT directly, and considering I'm in Europe and the PSU is rather heavy I have to see whether it's worth the expense unless shipping is refunded... I might end up having to spend more in to and from shipping than were I to purchase a brand new PSU.
 
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True but I checked with the seller and he only offers 2 years. To get the 5 years warranty he said I have to pay shipping costs to ship it to NZXT directly, and considering I'm in Europe and the PSU is rather heavy I have to see whether it's worth the expense unless shipping is refunded...
:(
 

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Probably the last and final upgrade I do to this computer.
This might allow this machine live for a year or 2 more.
Upgrade from 6GB RAM to 12GB RAM.

I'm still surprised I managed to run Fallout 4 and Skyrim, with a ton of texture mods, using only 6GB RAM so far. And on a 2560x1440 display..

I had 3 x 2GB Mushkin (6GB) now upgraded to 3 x 4GB Geil Black Dragon (12GB) .





 
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Memory Geil Dragon 2x8GB@3000mhz 15-17-17-35 (GWW416GB3000C15DC) | 2GB DDR3-L @ 1600mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Ti FE "Pascal" | Intel HD Graphics
Storage OS/Games:Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVME|2xSamsung EVO 850 1TB SSD|Data:3xWD Red/Purple 4TB & WD SE 1TB
Display(s) Dell S2417DG 1440p@165hz G-Sync | Philips 50PFT4009/12
Case Phantek Eclipse P400 Black/White | Intel Compute Case
Audio Device(s) Creative Core3D (Onboard) | Intel HD Audio
Power Supply Corsair SF600 | Generic Intel Power Adapter (3amp)
Mouse Logitech G502 | Logtech MK270 kit @ Lynni-Stick
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Chroma X UK
Software Win10 Pro CU UK x64 | Win10 Home CU x86
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Skydrive @ 1440p: GS: 25188 / PS: 12238 / CS: 25308: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11665249
So the Great White Bengal needs a little Dragon help?

they r some really cool sticks :peace: