I played some borderlands 2 with the vsync.
Yea, it did drop during some of the larger explosions (such as blowing up a bandit car, while right on top of it) , into the 40's. It wasn't noticeable, and easy to miss. I found a few views where it dropped into the mid-50's. Again, not noticeable.
I'll check it out later without the Vsync, like I had been playing. I'm curious if it still drops as low. I really don't think it does, though, I could of easily missed it, since it happens so quickly.
Will be ordering my new R9 280x at the end of the week. Can't wait to see how that one works out.
I'm going to go for the ASUS one, really hope that sob is in stock when it comes time to order.
I'm going to push my new mobo back, until after Christmas. Since I plan on also getting a SSD, and water cooler, I don't see any point in ripping my system apart 3 times to put them in (or messing with os for mobo/SSD). I'll do all of that together. So, after this I'm going to get some doped up ram (16gb), and then put off my other upgrades until after the holidays.
Though, like everything else it's not written in stone. I might get better fans, and save ram for later. Not sure about anything, expect the fact I'm buying the new GPU.