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window mode, no dice.

and haven is stable, and all MoBo and GPU bios (bios is an edited one, but worked fine when I ran win 7 ) are the latest versions.
Edited by Jixr - 3/8/14 at 10:50pm
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window mode, no dice.

and haven is stable, and all MoBo and GPU bios (bios is an edited one, but worked fine when I ran win 7 ) are the latest versions.

Just to make sure, but can you reinstall Dx11.

As for troubleshooting the problem, since you already done a clean install, let's do the process-of-elimination strategy:
- Disable Audio in device Manager & check.
- Disconnect HDD and install a single non-working game on the SSD and check.
- Disable LAN/WIFI devices & check.
- Use a different connection with the monitor (if using HDMI, switch to DVI-D and vice versa).
- Remove system memory OC and disable XMP (enter values manually).
- What is your PSU?
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you can't reinstal dx 11 from windows 8.1, its a built in thing.

I've had steam on my HDD with windows on my SSD, but since I have a small SSD for windows I don't have much room, i'll un/re install steam to my windows ssd and see if that makes any difference.

If it does i guess its time to buy a larger ssd. :/

Ill update with results.
Edited by Jixr - 3/8/14 at 11:18pm
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you can't reinstal dx 11 from windows 8.1, its a built in thing.

?
The version I linked is for Windows 8 64-bit.
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?
The version I linked is for Windows 8 64-bit.

you linked some audio recording about the update lol

Due to my monitor, I can't try switching inputs ( korean 1440 )

PSU is a 750w something, ( which isnt an issue since non steam games work )
all clocks are set to their stock default values.

EDIT: fresh steam install to my ssd that windows is on, issue still persist.

Basically it seems like i'm stuck with an OS that I paid for and cant use, or games that I payed for and cant use.
Edited by Jixr - 3/8/14 at 11:27pm
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you linked some audio recording about the update lol

Due to my monitor, I can't try switching inputs ( korean 1440 )

PSU is a 750w something, ( which isnt an issue since non steam games work )
all clocks are set to their stock default values.

EDIT: fresh steam install to my ssd that windows is on, issue still persist.

Basically it seems like i'm stuck with an OS that I paid for and cant use, or games that I payed for and cant use.

Lol my bad, here it is. I know it's a long shot but wouldn't hurt to try.
I once had black screen issues with some of my games (BL2, Metros) and downgrading the PhysX drivers sorted out the problem.

Also, what other software did you install with the fresh OS?
If you feel like killing time, reinstall W8 with nothing more than the necessary drivers. Installl Steam on the HDD & a game and check.
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Lol my bad, here it is. I know it's a long shot but wouldn't hurt to try.
I once had black screen issues with some of my games (BL2, Metros) and downgrading the PhysX drivers sorted out the problem.

Also, what other software did you install with the fresh OS?
If you feel like killing time, reinstall W8 with nothing more than the necessary drivers. Installl Steam on the HDD & a game and check.

you can't downgrade dx with 8.1

All i have installed is 8.1, steam, nvidia drivers, and google chrome.

EDIT: now this is werid, I've ran that Dx installer several times and its always told me "you have the newest version you don't need to update blah blah blah" and cancels the installer, but now i ran the one you posted, and it starts right up.

I don't know why it seemed to install now when before it wouldn't. ( unless my previous version was corrupt somehow )
Edited by Jixr - 3/8/14 at 11:40pm
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This is a tough one, and I have no issues with any of those games on Win 8.1. When you transferred to the new install did you move the whole steam folder or just steamapps?
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This is a tough one, and I have no issues with any of those games on Win 8.1. When you transferred to the new install did you move the whole steam folder or just steamapps?

completely uninstalled and reinstalled and redownloaded my steam games ( thank god for 100+ mbs internet )

But it seems its working now.
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Wow. I have had that happen to me with Steam, but it doesn't carry over a restart, let alone a full wipe. Glad its working now!
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