Most postal carriers should have the option to allow you to advise your shipper to keep the package at a local facility for pickup instead of delivery. I know USPS does this but you need an account on their website (usps.com) and to verify your address.
Another option is to generate a note for the postal worker delivering your package, like "leave in the entryway, the front door will be hard to open but it will open, just pull hard." was a note I left for a new case which I had delivered just last week as a matter of fact.
Some providers even allow you to schedule a delivery time or to sign a release so you can be there in person at a time you'll be home.
UPS and FedEx might also offer these options as well but I don't use them. I'd encourage looking around if you want to expand your potential purchase options. Even if you don't live in America (as in my case), check with your local post office, they'll be more than happy to help figure out a solution.
Unfortunately, this isn't an option you can set through your online retailer before the purchase. The shipping company needs to have received your package from the retailer before any of this can happen so that is something to keep in mind.
If your offline retailers are already stressed, can't imagine how much sooner online ones will hold until they feel the pain too. Damn this just in time economy.
If you're still here, it's not hard to change out coolers at all. If you can use a screwdriver and know how to apply thermal paste, then you basically have all the knowledge you need.
Some things you might want before you go about pulling off that old cooler though:
Isopropyl alcohol, and coffee filters to clean off the old thermal paste.
New thermal paste to reapply for contact between the CPU and the base of the CPU cooler.
No, I don't believe that there is a crisis and I won't attempt to justify why I believe this way.
I've had this discussion with people and it's always ended the same way so instead of me getting a gold medal for the mental Olympics that I would otherwise need to play, a simple 'no' will be as good as it will get.
I use a PCI-E adaptor as well (linked) and I can say that I've had no problems with it and my AC router. Of course, that could be because they are only 30 feet apart and separated by a single wall, but nonetheless I'm happy with this over a wired option.
If you're only using this one component for a limited amount of time then I wouldn't pick a case around it and would simply suggest opting for an external device connected via USB.
I think you're talking about a blue-ray drive, but you mentioned the word 'tapes' without context. Are those the videos themselves or are you talking about something along the lines of VHS tapes?
Still got a bottom row bookshelf full of those from my childhood days. Sadly something was stacked ontop of the VHS player a decade ago so it caved in over the years.
Just a little update, I've fixed the problem. The solution is at the top of the OP.
I hope you're a dinosaur man and that Jurassic World Evolution is enough. Since Dual Universe is an alpha game, it won't be avaiable until its testing window of early Thursday so we'd have to do some waiting. In the meantime, I hope these will do for now.
Here was that spike upon waking up the system from sleep that I had mentioned in the OP:
And finally a couple of minutes of gameplay. I moved around the entire playable area, zoomed in and out, etc:
And yes, eco mode is off on the PSU. I haven't messed with any core affinities or stuff like that through the task manager so those are all default.
No, that was something I had forgotten to mention. I tried it both with, and without slow mode enabled and observed no changes to performance.
This is a laptop so sadly that option isn't available.
Just wanted to stick my nose here again. I finally got some time to watch that video, or at least the first few seconds of it. The R9 pictured does not appear to be the same as mine and perhaps either an earlier product or some consumer variant. Are you sure the two are the same in this video?
A CPU upgrade is in the future but I'm thinking not until 2020, or later since I'm still satisfied with my 6700, at which point I'd probably be looking at different GPU entirely.
Thanks for the suggestion on that 1070, I'll look into it.
Alright yes, still not working after updating the BIOS.
Did the update today and after getting concerned and pulling the plugs through the update process, I think I have it working again.
XMP is good, fan profiles are set, CPU fan fail is active. Popped the battery back in.
I decided shut it down and to wait a few hours before posting this and I'm still having an issue.
I can't start up without turning the PSU off for a few seconds. The BIOS settings are still good, and my motherboard speaker is giving me a successful post code.
Scratch that, I'm back to square one now. The BIOS update is still in place.
Okay, now we're back to my first reply. XMP, fan profiles, and cpu fan fail are all in place. I must be flipping a harmful setting here but that's just not right. I've changed all these settings before and never had an issue with it.
Alright, I've changed all those options pictured from default to my desired setting except for any changes to the boot order. I suspect that might be the problem but again, it's weird because I've always had a boot order that wasn't stock and always started with a USB drive.
I'll come back later, maybe sooner if things change, but for now I think I have this problem isolated and I'll just leave the boot order alone.
Oh wow this is great, would you mind sticking it up on pastebin instead?
Talked with a friend and they recommended EasyBCD so now that took care of that.
For the record however, the BIOS wasn't showing any options for dual booting and windows also didn't show anything relevant.
Anyways, problem solved, thanks for your input guys! c:
Oh that's not an issue now that I have it installed. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to get it to dual boot properly.
As far as I can tell I'm getting booted right into ten and MS config shows ten as the only option.
Alright I got it working. Deleted the old iso file and downloaded a new one. Got it running off the SSD, just have to figure out how to get dual boot mode running in ten...
Initially unplugging the power to the SSD worked, now regardless of removing the power, sata, or both I'll get a boot media error.
Changed the boot order, legacy first, UEFI second, booted to windows seven.
I hadn't accessed the OS for the past two weeks prior to today. I however did install a series of updates just after I was able to log in but nothing afterwards.
I did look into my boards boot options and I have legacy + UEFI and just UEFI for options, no standalone legacy.
I'm curious about your motherboard (picked up the M7, never heard about the M9 and really want to upgrade)... What are your opinions on the AC wifi (looks like it works without a separate card?), the liquid cooler, and backplate?
Again my own build has the M7 and I'm looking at those above features in particular and wondering if it's worth the $200 upgrade. I'm getting a new AC router to replace my current router, the liquid cooler is a bit of an eye catcher since I'm uber concerned about keeping my system cool, and the backplate not only because it looks cool but to protect against at least some damage. Could easily trade in my M7 but $200, I'm not opposed to future proofing but that is a bit of a nose wrinkler since I wanted to and actually have kept my whole build below the 2k line.
Really need to post my review for my own build, it's been 7 months but urrrg, my first self build desktop and I'm just all speechless lol..
I'm using it as a permanent solution so yes, as with all cables just be sure that the cord is long enough to reach from your tower to your monitor.
Ran into the same problem when I built my desktop with that card. Got mine at best buy, pretty cheep.
Mind if I ask how your liking this keyboard? I ordered mine last week and it should be coming by Wednesday with a wireless mouse, so thrilled. c:
The bane of every luxe owner...
You mentioned that the windows creaked when you pick up the case. Do they ever do that just on their own?
Thanks guys, keep em coming.
You mentioned that Teamviewer opened up by itself...
Have you disconnected your computer from the internet? Like physically? Remove the ethernet cord if you have one, if you have a wifi card with an external antenna remove the antenna (if possible), finally, disconnect your router from it's power source. Ensure that your computer has absolutely no way to contact the outside world.
In today's day and age of hacking and snooping, that'd be one of the first things I'd try if all that was happening to you.
I've been really keen on using Avast since I got my first laptop a few years ago, I even have it installed on my new desktop build I'm currently working off of!
While I can't speak off of experience from using other AV products I can say that my personal experience with Avast has been a good one. It doesn't use much RAM when I don't need it to, and it's scans catch a great lot of bugs that slip through the cracks, that is of course if it's firewall doesn't stop them before they get onto my computer.
Enough of my fanboyisim, oh did I mention they also have a mobile product?
Aww jeez, Intel I'm a new customer, put your money where your mouth is if you want to keep me because I want that CPU to last me a good long time...
I'd greatly prefer to keep the radiator fans at 140 for versatility but if you can't suggest anything better I suppose 120 is always an option.
The 140's are SP's.
Yes I would love to switch out my stock radiator fans for something with LED's. Mind you that wasn't an original plan since I was only going to replace the single fan in the top section but in the end I figured why not go all out?
As it stands with my build I have the radiator and fans on the inside portion of the case and it's working with no problems, but I have considered putting the radiator section on the outside while leaving the fans inside, I'm not sure what I'd like to go with at the moment. Of course it is entirely possible that I could leave the radiator set up as it is and mount the LED fans on the outside as well, I have no issues with that even if the fans would be technically considered extra.
Not sure which front one to go with, but I think my 140s will remain Aerocool.
Oh thanks for the find there. This one I believe fits the bill. Thanks! c:
If it's a logo that came with your card I would suggest against it. As said above, it needs to be in "original condition" so if that logo or sticker or whathave you is removed then that would more than likely void the RMA imo.
I'd stay on the safe side either way.
Yeah I wont go through that kind of work, it was an older computer anyway (think it had vista) and I only used it for a three month interim between the first pc and this desktop, was 30 bucks so I guess you get what you pay for. Still through, an extra 120 gigs, cant go wrong with that.
Well, I've tried using acronis true image that I got since I used a Western Digital HDD, and unless I want to delete my entire terabyte drive there will be no copying of the partitions. Just going to have to move the files over by hand and let that work while I'm at tech today.
Oh, and I've tried making the HDD my first boot option, just skips right to the WD and loads win8.1, took a little, or alot of figuring out how to even get to the BIOS and even then all I got on the initial bios screen was a blue box with five options. If you don't understand that or haven't heard of it, I'll take a few pics when I get home.
Got the connector (along with some other goods for my computer, yayz!) in the mail today and it works just fine with my samsung drive, but doesn't however work with the fujitsu drive. Strange because on the sticker on the back it looks exactly like the samsung drive connector.
While I'm not exactly concerned about this it is /somewhat/ disappointing knowing I'd most likely have to figure out this drive and purchase another cable.
Also, disconnected my current terabyte drive and reconnected the samsung drive, it fits but I'm getting a no boot error. Plugged into the USB I can access it through win8 just fine but booting into it, that doesn't seem likely.
If your not an expert on this mrluckypants, I can make a second topic regarding this boot issue in the morning.
Right on, well I think that should settle it now. Bought the PSU and RAM last night so I'm getting more and more stuck in this position. Fans will be the last to be purchased because aside from a few boots to see if it works, I wont be using it much till then.
Unless that rounds out this thread, then I'd like to thank yall for the help here.
Okay, well I'm going to need a static pressure fan for the radiator too, that is unless the fans on just the one side will do just fine.
Those fans you put in are dual air flow and static pressure?
Alright well if its going to be a skylake build which, why not, it's only 100 more for a better psu, mb, and cpu in the end so if it would last me a little longer then that is definitely worth it.
Looks like this is what the build is turning out to be.
After searching "skylake" in the cpu section I came across a small handful of intel products, none of which are compatible with my current build. Based on that search, is that all the skylake cpus that are out there?
New paste, yay..
As I replied to a previous commenter, why isn't this thermal paste any good?
As for skylake, up until last week I haven't even heard of it. Still trying to figure out the whole thing but haven't gotten much on it just yet.
Who knows if I'll add an additional gpu(s) in the future, I guess the extra is there for if I ever need it. As for the pcie connectors, shouldn't hurt to have a few extra.
Not noob friendly? I'm a perseverer and always seem to find a way, if not then you guys will just find me right back on the forums again.
As for the thermal paste, why drop it? Almost 5 stars after 287 ratings. Should I pick a different paste instead?
I'll be sure to look into that.
Thanks for the help, now all I got to do is wait for my first credit card to come in the mail and off I'll be. As for the price overage, I'll just buy the rest of the stuff on discount / rebate, then mind you I still have to buy the fans which those do add up quickly, 20x3...4...5... Eh, good things come to those who wait.
I'll stay in touch, thanks again! :D
Posting again in case you didn't get the prior message.
Alright what's our final build looking like? Kind of lost in the links here and short on time right now.
Fans I'm holding off of until I actually get the whole thing put together. I've watched videos and reviews and tried to visualize the whole thing in my head but I'm just not seeing it. Afterwards when I have it set up and ready, then I'll see where I want fans to go and order exactly what I want.
LED's I've considered but since I haven't exactly hit that stage yet I haven't exactly looked for anything else. If anything though, something red or that has switchable color LED's but I don't think those have come around yet.
Ew, phyiscs.. Took that my senior year of highshcool and hated every minute of it, didn't learn trig the year prior and learned them side by side so that class in general was a beater..
Okay we have those squared away. I'm honestly not out for the latest and greatest, just something that will get me away from my current desktop that honestly cant even be named such. The old I5 should work just fine for me. As for skylake, I'll wait for it to be tested and proven a few yearly quarters down the road.
Regarding the more expensive list:
Why the change in CPU?
Don't see the need to spend an additional 15 for "a bit better".
Why the changes in MB and RAM, the originals was good enough.
Second less expensive list:
CPU, motherboard, RAM.
Will it fit my useage more, last longer, better quality?
Alright, day almost over, now a three hour work shift...
CPU - Yes gaming and regular browsing will be commonplace. Now that I'm older I might consider starting up a youtube channel and doing video and some sound editing. Six cores would be best, but if each of the four intel cores can match or put out more than six amd's, I guess I can't complain.
Cooler - Can't complain again, I'm very picky about keeping my system cool, nothing further needs saying there.
Storage - Yes an SSD will be primarily for my OS and games and other things were speed would be essential. I've considered ripping out my current HDD and using that for other files and didn't originally consider upgrading, but after reading into SSDs, I think it would be a very worthwhile investment.
As for the HDD I'm currently using, check the link below and you'll find it under "hard drive". If you think the seagate you suggested is better then lets go with that.
Memory - Yes 16 is most preferred.
PSU - If we could kick the rating up to a gold, that would be optimum. Still within the 600 range, I found these two candidates.
Case - Yes this is the case I'm looking for. It's full tower so I can carry it with me for future upgrades.
As for form factor, that isn't a problem since I'm kicking it at home and I already have a spot where my current tower is that has enough space to accommodate its height and then some. The new intel CPU's, no I have not considered nor have I looked into that. Will be sure to do when I get home later today.
Alright well that's enough input here, I'll carry this over to the list opinions section, thanks!