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Just placed an order for a sapphire r9 280x, reckin i should get new ram or just see how the new video card goes? Ram is so expensive these days, 100 bucks for 8gb

I'd stick with the 280x, and 8GB of system ram is enough for gaming purposes atm.

If you want 16GB though you can get a good set for around $150-$200

I'm planning on 2 x 280x's now, just gotta wait for the RMA process to clear.
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I currenly have 16gb of ddr3 so I will see how it goes with the new card and see if i still get stuttering in games, if so I might try and replace the ram,. It has a new psu in it so i know that's defiantly not the issue.

It says on the IJK website 1-2 days to get the card in so I hope to recieve it sometime this week smile.gifsmile.gif
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Im in Aus so prices for us are usually pretty crap. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=193_1559

I usually buy through these guys because they have always been good to me.

my 290x was $700 for the BF4 edition so if i get store credit back then i can afford 2 more cards and thats the dilemma i'm facing, non-ref 280x's or ref 290's and watercool them later (thats looking very pricy atm)

And i've only ever bought from PCCG and Megaware in Sydney, i stopped buying from Megaware when they priced things too high but they seem to have decent prices now.


man that's like almost a 200 dollar diff, yikes... well if your going to us store cred at 700, id go for two 280x's leaves you some left over for a game or maybe even putting towards a third for tri-fire. once I get a few hundred more bucks im going to throw another 280x in the mix.

what case are you running cause I have two cases one is my full tower the trooper and I have a mid tower the k-380 both cooler masters and I can run three of these bad boys in both of them with another board I can go 4 way crossfire, in theory...
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so i just update 280x ready on distro in my place, MSI gaming, Gigabyte, & Powercolor. the cheapest is powercolor with only $306, gigabyte $389, and MSI gaming $383.

i've search this thread and not find any single powercolor card mentioned, looked on youtube and only linus from ncix preview it. so nobody using powercolor? and between MSI and giga, witch is better to choose? i read giga is locked voltage in the back2 page of this thread.

back to my previous questions. is it worth that $70 more for MSI or giga over powercolor 280x? tomorrow (monday) i planned to buy 280x and by last saturday hunting only the card from that three brand available in here right now. outside 280x there is HIS 290 with $413, and zotac 770 amp with $363.

i only played game with 1 display @ 1080p.
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I currenly have 16gb of ddr3 so I will see how it goes with the new card and see if i still get stuttering in games, if so I might try and replace the ram,. It has a new psu in it so i know that's defiantly not the issue.

It says on the IJK website 1-2 days to get the card in so I hope to recieve it sometime this week smile.gifsmile.gif

If you have 16GB then you don't need anymore smile.gif

The stuttering was mostly fixed in a driver update iirc
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man that's like almost a 200 dollar diff, yikes... well if your going to us store cred at 700, id go for two 280x's leaves you some left over for a game or maybe even putting towards a third for tri-fire. once I get a few hundred more bucks im going to throw another 280x in the mix.

what case are you running cause I have two cases one is my full tower the trooper and I have a mid tower the k-380 both cooler masters and I can run three of these bad boys in both of them with another board I can go 4 way crossfire, in theory...

I've got a CM Storm Trooper, my rig is in my sig (very helpful), I'll be going for 2 x 280x's so either Sapphire, Gigabyte or Asus, all depends on which are volt locked and which are using Hynix Memory (I'm going to have these for a while)

And i'll be mostly single 1080p for starters then maybe triple 2080p down the line
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Ah ok, its not an issue i have with the 5850 but an issue i have with the 770gtx, got damn waste of 500 bucks that was
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no sticks to a 280x for 1080p it s perfect
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So does anyone know which 280x's are Volt locked and which aren't?

I'm planning on picking 2 cards and so far i'm stumped between Asus, Sapphire and Gigabyte/
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If you have 16GB then you don't need anymore smile.gif

The stuttering was mostly fixed in a driver update iirc
I've got a CM Storm Trooper, my rig is in my sig (very helpful), I'll be going for 2 x 280x's so either Sapphire, Gigabyte or Asus, all depends on which are volt locked and which are using Hynix Memory (I'm going to have these for a while)

And i'll be mostly single 1080p for starters then maybe triple 2080p down the line

guess I should of looked down before asking about your rig, lol.. well you should have plenty of room for must about anything with your set up especialy since I orginaly had two matrix gtx 580 smashed into mine. and just fyi the gigabyte 208x is voltage locked. so if your looking for something with more head room and voltage adjustment then the gigabyte ones are out the pic. they do push farther than the already stock over clock but you cant do anything with the voltage.
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guess I should of looked down before asking about your rig, lol.. well you should have plenty of room for must about anything with your set up especialy since I orginaly had two matrix gtx 580 smashed into mine. and just fyi the gigabyte 208x is voltage locked. so if your looking for something with more head room and voltage adjustment then the gigabyte ones are out the pic. they do push farther than the already stock over clock but you cant do anything with the voltage.

Ah thats a shame about Gigabyte, Price is good, cooler is good and they are quiet as well.

Hmm gonna have to see if i can do Crossfire with the DCU II's considering their size.

If not then it looks like im going for Sapphire's.....which are pretty much out of stock here lol.
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