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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

So, last evening in the midst of a hectic firefight in PUBG, there was a pffzzzttt noise, everything went dark and the only activity from the computer was a faint smell of burning plastic...
Quickly unplugged from wall but too late to do too much about it. So this morning, I’ve taken out the graphic card , an asus Direct CUII r9 290 from a few years ago..it was very hot to the touch straight after the initial event. Without the card in, the computer boots up normally, so I’m assumimg it definitely is the card.
So to my question...
What would you do next. Do I need to be suspicious of my Corsair rm650 psu even tho everything else is working as before?
The gpu smells a bit ‘burnt’ so I’m looking for a replacement. It will (preferably) get on well with the ASRock z77 motherboard and the water cooled 2500k chip (don’t laff it’s worked well so far!)
I’m thinking budget of about $550 ish ...
Itneeds to drive a 27” 1440 screen in games like pubg/bf1 and not make too much of a racket whilst doing it...
Initial research has led me to consider this sort of thing....https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3814563

I would value some input from folk who have spent a bit more time keeping up wth gpu development over the years since I last bought one.
Cheers!

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

If you were open to buying a used card I reckon you could get a 980ti for around that, which even being an older card, will still outperform a GTX1060 significantly....


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:10 PM

I'm a little reluctant to spend that sort of money on a used card tbh, but I'll give it some thought...

 

Do you happen to have one for sale perchance?  :)



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

I wish I did, cos that would mean I was upgrading haha. I suppose the only question I have is with your monitor,  1440p 60hz, or 1440p 144hz?


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:07 PM

That would be the 1440p 144hz option.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:16 PM

Cool, I have similar. Not being any sort of expert on AMD cards, from what I see going from the R9 290 to a GTX1060 wouldn't be a big gain in performance for you, even if this is a forced upgrade. That's why i recommended a 980Ti to be honest. 


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:28 AM

So, last evening in the midst of a hectic firefight in PUBG, there was a pffzzzttt noise, everything went dark and the only activity from the computer was a faint smell of burning plastic...
Quickly unplugged from wall but too late to do too much about it. So this morning, I’ve taken out the graphic card , an asus Direct CUII r9 290 from a few years ago..it was very hot to the touch straight after the initial event. Without the card in, the computer boots up normally, so I’m assumimg it definitely is the card.
So to my question...
What would you do next. Do I need to be suspicious of my Corsair rm650 psu even tho everything else is working as before?
The gpu smells a bit ‘burnt’ so I’m looking for a replacement. It will (preferably) get on well with the ASRock z77 motherboard and the water cooled 2500k chip (don’t laff it’s worked well so far!)
I’m thinking budget of about $550 ish ...
Itneeds to drive a 27” 1440 screen in games like pubg/bf1 and not make too much of a racket whilst doing it...
Initial research has led me to consider this sort of thing....https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3814563

I would value some input from folk who have spent a bit more time keeping up wth gpu development over the years since I last bought one.
Cheers!


That's not very nice...

 

Whether your PSU is suspect or not is uncertain, but most likely it is fine. I'm guessing the card is out of warranty, so you could take the cooler off and have a look to see roughly what failed – if it is anything other than the voltage regulators the PSU is almost definitely not responsible.

 

Any GPU should get on just fine with that setup.

 

A second-hand card as suggested above is almost certainly your best performance option, however I do understand your reluctance to go that route. But unless the card has been used for mining I doubt there will be any problem. Also, check this out: https://pricespy.co....4074#entry64074


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

Cheers for replies...have mesaaged the dude selling his 1070 to see if that is still availiable...



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

I'd also recommend the 980ti. I was GPU-less for a few months and finally found a reasonably priced 980ti (thanks to lvmarv). It is well worth around the ~$500 mark!


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

Speaking of my 980ti JT, I bought an aftermarket cooler for mine. Dropped temps by 20c under load and it is now silent, vs the vacuum cleaner noise I had before. The best thing I've ever done haha

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

Speaking of my 980ti JT, I bought an aftermarket cooler for mine. Dropped temps by 20c under load and it is now silent, vs the vacuum cleaner noise I had before. The best thing I've ever done haha

Really?! Which one did you get?
I'm surprised. Mine's not that loud... What temps are you looking at under load now?


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

After much faffing about,I thought'sod it! I'm a grown up... ' and went out and invested (lol) in a evga 1080sc.
Thanks for input tho. Chuur!
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Really?! Which one did you get?
I'm surprised. Mine's not that loud... What temps are you looking at under load now?


Got one of these.... http://www.raijintek...hp?ProductID=45

Max I see now is 53c under full load at 1440p with no vsync. The stock cooler was too loud for me.

After much faffing about,I thought'sod it! I'm a grown up... ' and went out and invested (lol) in a evga 1080sc.
Thanks for input tho. Chuur!


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:27 PM

So, last evening in the midst of a hectic firefight in PUBG, there was a pffzzzttt noise, everything went dark and the only activity from the computer was a faint smell of burning plastic...
Quickly unplugged from wall but too late to do too much about it. So this morning, I’ve taken out the graphic card , an asus Direct CUII r9 290 from a few years ago..it was very hot to the touch straight after the initial event. Without the card in, the computer boots up normally, so I’m assumimg it definitely is the card.
So to my question...
What would you do next. Do I need to be suspicious of my Corsair rm650 psu even tho everything else is working as before?
The gpu smells a bit ‘burnt’ so I’m looking for a replacement. It will (preferably) get on well with the ASRock z77 motherboard and the water cooled 2500k chip (don’t laff it’s worked well so far!)
I’m thinking budget of about $550 ish ...
Itneeds to drive a 27” 1440 screen in games like pubg/bf1 and not make too much of a racket whilst doing it...
Initial research has led me to consider this sort of thing....https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3814563

I would value some input from folk who have spent a bit more time keeping up wth gpu development over the years since I last bought one.
Cheers!

I guess replacing is the right thing to do. Same thing happened with a HP Laptop of mine but it wasn't the graphic card that got fried. Either way, the service centre asked me to replace it.






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