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FYI, Giga is voltage locked and MSI is not, so if you planning to get more performance by OC-ing it, MSI will be more worth to buy.

Gigabyte BIOS F60 are set to 1.200v, F30 are set to 1.200v, F3 & F12 are at 1.256v. And I unlocked the F60 & F30 to 1.300v.
These Gigabyte cards are hot boxes and don't over clock for ****, even with extra voltage above 1.200v

I believe the MSI BIOS are set to 1.300v. That's some damn high power consumption and heat.
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Guys I know some of us here are "miners" now i want to ask... is mining at 460khash profitable or rather is it worth it nowadays? Im using a Toxic 270x 2gb... thats as far as my khash can go... my card temps plays at 67-70 degrees max.

im quite concerned that i may be blowing more electricity than earning an LT... looking at the mining calculator, @ 460 khash more or less is earning only at least 4 LT coins a month... thats quite low for me... or was it just an estimation?

website for LT Calculator is here... CLICK ME
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R9 280X can consume up to 300W. hmm, which R9 280X you planned to buy?
Define one way to find out plz.. buy and put it for test run? i wish to buy and use straight away instead of buy, test, sell then buy others.. quite a hassle for me..

im looking at MSI R9 280X GAMING 3G or GIGABYTE R9 280X 3GB. Will this be a good upgrade comparing my aging CFx 6850?[/quote]

Buy it and use it. If it don't hold under load then its time for a bigger PSU. It will power on for sure but when its at 100%, that all will depend on what the rest of your system in consuming (CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Fans, USB devices, Lights). If you can't afford the extra $120 for a 800w PSU maybe hold off on the 280x until you can.
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Here's what you should consider IMO. That PSU is most likely enough to handle your Phenom and a 280x, BUT, how old is that thing and do you want to trust it with a very expensive GPU. Here is how I think, I just spent $500 on graphics do I want to trust that to an old PSU that has just enough power or get something with a tad more power that is newer. For less than $100 you can get a very good unit that will give you both and be more efficient. If it were me I would be PSU shopping but that's just me.

your input is highly appreciated. Ya, i'm concern about my aging PSU too. i was actually thinking to skip PSU upgrade until few more years to come and utilize it to the fullest.

hmm.. if the PSU died after putting in 280x, will it harm any hardware connected to it? hmmm...
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Guys I know some of us here are "miners" now i want to ask... is mining at 460khash profitable or rather is it worth it nowadays? Im using a Toxic 270x 2gb... thats as far as my khash can go... my card temps plays at 67-70 degrees max.

If you just do it has a hobby while your not actively gaming or watching HD movies then yes in a month you can make a little extra cash. Once you take in power consumption it won't be much at all. Now I'd just let it all add up over months then cash out at that hash rate. I'm making an extra $140 a month after expenses @ 1.1Mh/s. This is still just a hobby for me.
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your input is highly appreciated. Ya, i'm concern about my aging PSU too. i was actually thinking to skip PSU upgrade until few more years to come and utilize it to the fullest.

hmm.. if the PSU died after putting in 280x, will it harm any hardware connected to it? hmmm...

It would be like a car running out of gas. Sputter sputter clunk. But nothing will be broken, you will just need more power. Dude get a new PSU.
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You might be good for a couple more years but then again maybe 1 week, I am not saying it's going to die or if your died it would damage other parts but it could. My main point was do you want to take that chance. Everything in your system relies on your PSU, it is the heart, squeezing by is not an option for me. Example - I had a Ultra LSP pro 750w PSU, it worked great for what I had and had plenty of power but once I spent $230 and a mobo and $180 an a CPU and was going to upgrade my GPU I decided that a better brand and efficiency was the way to go to protect my investment, kinda like insurance. I guess I might be a bit cautious but that's just me.
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I'd like to say thank you for all of the answers and advice everyone has given me but i'm afraid i won't be joining this club.

I've put an order in for two XFX R9 290's, so i'm looking forward to that very much biggrin.gif

And congrats on taking over the club Devildog, it will flourish in your very capable hands thumb.gif
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Here's what you should consider IMO. That PSU is most likely enough to handle your Phenom and a 280x, BUT, how old is that thing and do you want to trust it with a very expensive GPU. Here is how I think, I just spent $500 on graphics do I want to trust that to an old PSU that has just enough power or get something with a tad more power that is newer. For less than $100 you can get a very good unit that will give you both and be more efficient. If it were me I would be PSU shopping but that's just me.
+1
Very good and often overlooked point.
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