Neezie's forum posts

#1 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

It was the stand offs, we took a few off and it works perfectly. Thanks everyone!

#2 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

@fritzdude: hmmmm, we did use all of the stand off screws so that sounds like that could be it. Thanks!

#3 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

@jams: Tried the stock heatsink and a separate one I bought, both worked outside the case

#4 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -
#5 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

I got all of my parts together and my friend said he'd help me with the build. We spent all day putting it together, but we keep hitting this weird issue. Whenever we try to boot it up, it goes for about half a second then shuts down.

We have tried a bunch of different tests to figure out the problem. We tried removing everything down to the basic components needed to run, and it still happened. During that test we tried each stick of RAM, his RAM, with and without the graphics card, and still face the same issue. Things got weird when we took everything out of the case, and it booted just fine. It even worked when we put all the pieces together outside of the case.. So we tried putting it into his case (he has the same one as me) and the issue happened again. So it has to be either the power supply or motherboard.

This weekend we are going to try running it outside of the case with the power supply in the case, and try running it with new screws, holds in the case, and with rubber washers between the scews/holds.

If it still does this we are going to RMA/return the motherboard and power supply, but before we do all this I was wondering if you guys had any ideas about what could be the issue?

#6 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

WNUF is a better experience than a movie. Buying it on VHS, finding and hooking up my VCR, getting some friends together in the dark, and watching this "bootleg" tape was really. really fun. The movie itself wasn't very scary, and the commercials got pretty annoying. I don't know if that experience will hold up a second time, but I'll try it again.

#7 Edited by Neezie (129 posts) -

@hone_mcbone: I'll look into it. I'm mostly worried that it might act weird with Adobe CC stuff, since I'm also buying this to work from home some days

#8 Edited by Neezie (129 posts) -

I'll go with the 970, thanks everyone! Here are the other parts I'm ordering if anyone is interested:

#9 Edited by Neezie (129 posts) -

@soldierg654342: My knowledge of modern graphics cards is so bad, that I actually think that. No idea if that's real.

#10 Posted by Neezie (129 posts) -

@asilentprotagonist: hmmmm based on that I'm thinking 780, but the 970 benchmarks are better on the gamespot review.