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by bandieramonte
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: GraVT Professional Photographer Giveaway
Replies: 440
Views: 109591

Re: GraVT Professional Photographer Giveaway

Hi,
I would like to enter this contest, however, I must disclose that I'm not a resident on the US. But had to post this anyways, since this machine got me :shock:
I hope the winner enjoys this to its full extent.
Regards,
Gian.
by bandieramonte
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Amazon's 30-day period has already expired, and I understand that they can't do anything. However, before the expiration, I could replace the psu with the corsair, and I did all the tests that rendered all the hardware pieces in good condition. But now, the period has expired, and I ended up strange...
by bandieramonte
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Before sending them the email, I tried calling them and was completely lost in the auditive point of view. Also, it's true that they would attend you more by phone, but I'm hoping that Nate could tell them something, so that Ibuypower could attend me by email or chat. But I don't know if that will h...
by bandieramonte
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

I still think the motherboard is dead. I've had boards go before when you turned the computer on the fans would spin for 5 seconds then turn off. Another thing you could try is flipping the power switch on the power supply and hold down the power button for 10 seconds to drain residual electricity....
by bandieramonte
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: All my Benchmarks in this thread! HD5970 OC-i7-930 OC @ 4.22
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: All my Benchmarks in this thread! HD5970 OC-i7-930 OC @

That's nice. Can you also post your results without the cpu overclocking, so as to measure the cpu speed scaling here with the 5970. What is the performance difference between CPU OC and no CPU OC?
by bandieramonte
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

The corsair psu I got is supposed to be always operating at 81% efficiency or more, and 450x.81= 364.5. This is above the recommended wattage, although is close. But I wonder why the difference with respect to tom's actual power results are huge. actually it works the other way around, 450 is 80% o...
by bandieramonte
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Thanks for your pm. I will write Nate after this post. My friend has a psu of 800W, but it's an agiler brand, kind of generic, but it was enough wattage to do all the tests that I posted. Also, he has got that psu for more than 6 months with an i7 processor, an ati 5770, and 6 GB DDR3, so this fact ...
by bandieramonte
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Remember that, as was said in a previous post, after the generic supply emitted the burning smell, I took all the components to a friend to test if the psu fried other pieces, and everything was fine. He tested my motherboard with his processor, ram mem and video card, and it was even prime95 stable...
by bandieramonte
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

I have already cleared the CMOS and nothing. I did not understand the POS PS thing you wrote. Can you please explain this?

And I got 1 year of warranty from Ibuypower, which is almost the same as to have no warranty.
by bandieramonte
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

100% sure Edit: After so much googling, some people said that this issue has got to do with a bad power button. This is not the case, since I tried with the power button of my old thermaltake case which I know was working, and the issue persists. Also, some others said that this could be caused by s...
by bandieramonte
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Ok, following the general consensus here, I finally bought the Corsair cmpsu VX450. When I replace the generic psu with this one, and try to start the machine, something is not right. When I push the on button, it takes like 3 seconds for the power to reach the mobo, and then, the only thing that ha...
by bandieramonte
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Ok this is what happened. Ibuypower never honored their warranty and did not help me to replace the power supply. However, since I purchased the system through Amazon, they did respond, and offered me a refund of $160, via a claim code. I managed to sell it, so I can buy the power supply locally and...
by bandieramonte
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

Thanks everyone for your suggestions regarding the PSU I need. I just received an unexpected response from Ibuypower. They explained that they could maybe send a replacement PSU as an RMA, but I explained them that it does not make sense to send me the same PSU. I need a branded PSU with the minimum...
by bandieramonte
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

I have severe hearing loss and can't call them, but I left them an email and am awaiting for response. Meanwhile, I've been looking at the local market, and collected the immediately affordable PSUs for my present budget. I listed them, and if you can see that any of them is good enough for the afor...
by bandieramonte
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

And the only way to know whether if it was only the PSU that died, is to buy a new one (a branded one) and test if system works?
by bandieramonte
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

In Venezuela we run at 110V, and when I started the system, the PSU switch was set to 115V. Also, I had this connected to a TrippLite voltage regulator, model VR1209R.
by bandieramonte
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

The PSU died. Your concerns just came out true, and faster than I thought. I turned the system on for the first time, and did some tests to see if it could handle some gaming, did tests like prime95 (only for 2 min) and furmark, and everything went fine. I used the system for 3 hours with total stab...
by bandieramonte
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

It does not have any UL number in it. I have attached a photo of this PSU, though it looks kind of far. I don't know of this helps, but here I post the detailed specs regarding amperage distributions: +3.3V: 24A +5V: 15A +12V1: 17A +12V2: 18A -12V: 0.3A +5Vsb: 2.5 +3.3V and 5V MAX: 120W Max Power: 4...
by bandieramonte
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

By your replies it seems that there is really a significant chance that I would have permanent hardware damage with this PSU while gaming. I found in the local market (for a reasonable price) the Thermaltake Purepower W0329RU 450 Watts. Is this PSU decent enough, or still a risk? If not, I also got ...
by bandieramonte
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer
Replies: 58
Views: 30129

Re: New computer

the PSU should be fine for light use like web browsing/youtube, but before you start overclocking/benchmarking/games or stress tests i'd pick up at least a 600W+ Corsair/OCZ/antec/thermaltake etc. known brand unit at least, my preference is to Corsair personally (and i would trust a corsair 400W ov...