1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

The TPU UK Clubhouse

Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    My friend has just finished his first class honors in biology, and because of his "experiments" with LN2 and wheat crops, he's on a murder suspect list, rather close to the top. If anyone just so happens to die with LN2 being a factor, he gets a rather worrying call in :laugh:

    In other news. That sucks bro. Did you at least buy intel OC insurance? Also RMA the MoBo ;)
     
  2. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    18,460 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,367
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    What you guys reckon to the performance of two 280X's in crossfire? I have just found some Sapphire DualX OC cards for £179.99 each which is a fantastic deal, these are full retail not open box or B Grade, at that price I would be happy to buy 2 and I am guessing that they might match or better a 290X at a similar price but cannot find any direct comparisions, of course if they cannot better the 290X it would make more sense to go down the single GPU route.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    280X (7970) drivers are very very mature at this stage. 2 280X's would be ideal for anything in the WQHD department. I'd hit them up.

    Let's imagine 280X crossfire is only 150% effective, it still makes the 280X more powerful at 1080p:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Tatty_One says thanks.
  4. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,211 (2.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,422
    Were you ferret out them cards for that price? I guess it aint OCuk lol
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  5. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    18,460 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,367
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    There are not many left it stock so I will tell you after I buy them..... if I buy them!
     
    tigger and RCoon say thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    Most of our work workstations are bought from that company ;) Their RMA process is second to none.

    Is it weird I know what the first store Tatty shops at for hardware is?
     
  7. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    18,460 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,367
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    The only time I don't use them is when I find something significantly cheaper elsewhere, they certanly are my No1!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    Well. My replacement corsair K70 came back from RMA so i can finally RMA this Ducky back to OCuK.

    I got sent back the K70 with blue switches as they were the ones with the 'least' problems regarding dead LEDs. OCuK dont have anymore Ducky shine III's in stock so I guess im gonna be waiting a while..... for now i dont know if i should keep the K70 or sell it straight away and grab me some £10 keyboard off amazon to just fill the gap while i wait for Corsair to get their shit together or Ducky's to come back in stock.

    I applied for an RMA at least....
     
  9. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2,274 (1.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    GMT +2
    ducky is fail too or you just dont like it
    i kind of missed that if you have mentioned it before
     
  10. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    the ducky has 4 dead LEDs

    Ironically the Ducky costs more than the K70, Ducky is also said to have a much higher build quality than Corsair but in this case I paid more money just to have the exact same problem happen within a month of purchase.
     
    ne6togadno says thanks.
  11. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2,274 (1.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    GMT +2
    dude you have bad luck with those illuminated kbs :(
    this is your 3rd or 4th with one and same problem :shadedshu:
    or
    cherry cant make those led switches with good enough quality :confused:

    may be look at another brand like tesoro or cm storm.
    cm's mech with that alu plate on the top looks very similar to k70 havnt heard anything about their quality thou
     
  12. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    This would be my 3rd keyboard with dodgy LEDs. I guess i might not have any choice but to go back to using MX Reds because I had a Corsair K90 that had no LEDs and afaik still has no dead LEDs according to the person i sold it to.
     
  13. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    well, I decided to try out the K70 i got back with MX blues. I just started typing on it and im not sure if i like it or not tbh. I think i would much rather sell it off instead, the clicky noise it makes is quite annoying. On the other hand if you dont bottom out it sounds a little like an old type writer.
     
  14. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    18,460 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,367
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    You guys sniff around the retailers for deals far more than I do, does £284 for a Sapphire R9 290 4GB Tri-X OC seem like a good deal? This is full retail.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  15. the54thvoid

    the54thvoid

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,124 (2.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,831
    Location:
    Glasgow - home of formal profanity
    Looks very decent. All the ones I usually check aren't any cheaper (or available).
     
    Tatty_One says thanks.
  16. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    Tatty_One says thanks.
  17. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    I wont buy XFX because they wont allow you to remove the cooler for repasting or to make it easier to clean the stock HSF.
     
    RCoon and Tatty_One say thanks.
  18. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    ^

    needless to say, going by that same reasoning, If you were to buy a regular XFX GPU, remove the stock HSF to install a water block to go in your WC loop - you have just voided your warranty right there.

    It is said that if you would like to remove the stock HSF for watercooling then hit up XFX warranty and let them know what you are going to do before going ahead with it and they will most likely allow it (unless the card is out of warranty then do whatever you want with it)
    However I contacted them about removing the stock HSF for repasting and cleaning and they asked me to send the card in for RMA instead.

    No.... The card is not faulty or broken, why should i send a perfectly working GPU that i bought from a retailer back to the manufacturer only to receive a refurbished GPU back with the same shitty thermal paste they use off the production line? Not only have i wasted money on booking a courier to ship it, ive wasted a month of my life waiting for them to return the GPU. But what if XFX decide to fuck me because I sent them in a perfectly working GPU. Not only have i wasted their time testing the GPU, the fee to ship the card back to me will come out of my own pocket.


    XFX probably wont even look at the GPU before sending me out a refurb. But Ive heard of bad XFX RMA's... in some cases RMAs were refused because there was some sort of 'dried liquid stain' of some sort hidden under the stock HSF.


    I dont wanna have to deal with that shit, thats why I went MSI
     
  19. ne6togadno

    ne6togadno

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2,274 (1.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    GMT +2
    just for info
    my 290x came with no warranty labels at screws so i guess gigabyte is ok with repasting or using waterblocks
     
  20. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    18,460 (4.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,367
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    Looking at reviews for both the Sapphire and the XFX, seems the Tri-X is significantly cooler so will probably go with that one.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  21. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    @FreedomEclipse I made beef udon this weekend, actually turned out pretty well. My asian culinary skills are far better than my hungarian ones. Although I'm currently stumped as to how to make a decent beef noodle soup, as a few of the recipes I've seen require saki, which is difficult to source in local supermarkets.

    Also we need to visit that noodle bar again, best noodle broth I've eaten all year. My girlfriend wants to meet some of my best friends, so I figure I'll have to drag her down to London some time soon, maybe bring Bradley and David if they're capable of leaving their house, let alone town.
     
  22. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    I can aquire some Saki for you if you wish, Theres a place not far from me that has a rather plentiful supply so long as you've got the cash.

    as for meeting your girl. I had no idea my status got bumped up from acquaintance to best friend zone.
     
  23. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    My entire friend circle involves you, David and Brad, so I figure you may as well be. Don't speak a great deal with all my friends from "the old days" much. Such is the way of things when you're past the educational stage.

    As for the Saki, let me know how much it's likely to cost and I'll send you some shipping deets. Also tempted to buy the Enermax 1250 Silver PSU MoonPig has on sale. No idea when I'd use it, but it's a sweet deal.
     
  24. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    15,644 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,682
    Location:
    London,UK
    but dont you hang out with your girlfriends friends? or is that something that feels awkward? :p
    Trust me Ive gone to my fair share of 'out of place' places and im not talking about racial stuff either.

    I'll pop down to the store either tomorrow or sunday to see what the prices are, I think you can get bottles from anywhere between £10 up to £40. I was gonna buy some at one stage.
     
  25. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    10,930 (7.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gypsyland, UK
    Yeah I occasionally see her friends, not a fan of a couple of them, but we get one fine for the sake of the day's activities that are planned, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to do things with them, that's what MY friends are for :D
    I won't need anything fancy or expensive, it is just to boil into a broth after all. And who knows, I might balls it up anyway.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)