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Soooo..... am I in?

Did you add yourself? If so yes
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Oh, by the way, for anyone getting or owning the Strix - look into changing your TIM, the stock one that comes with it is horrid.

I think this is good advice on any of the manufacturers. Some use better than others so you might not see large gains but replacing TIM and Pads on my Nitro helped reduce my maximum temps around 5c.
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Did you add yourself? If so yes
How do I do That?
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How do I do That?

look in the OP, fill out the form
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just bought another best buy xfx rx480 4gb



































and a 1700x and asus am4
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Why do people keep saying that? Is it because of that one video on youtube where some reviewer either got a binned sample or won the silicon lottery?

User reviews mostly. Yeah, the card is actually very good.

About VRMs and PCBs. Nearly all third vendor cards are actually BELOW spec. Most have cannibalized AMD's reference design (which is top notch and over-engineered). This is specially true for Powercoler and Gigabyte. The PCB on the XFX GTR is actually very close to reference (even the whole running off the PCIe thing). The whole thing about the 6pin/8pin is bull anyway, so don't worry about it.

The Strix has the best PCB and VRM setup out there by far, but the card itself is not that great. The cooler, while large, is a bit inefficient compared to say the ones on the XFX or MSI cards. It also does not clock as high as others.
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All i want is to game fine on stock cooler yes, but still be able to OC (my case, a Define S, have 4 phanteks PH-F140SP fans 3 intake, 1 exhaust.)

As far as CPU cooling, Phanteks TC14-PE cpu delidded - relided with CLP applied OC to 4.9Ghz.

Now, i'll certainly OC my GPU as well even tho i have more experience Nvidia side.

I live in france, so here is the amazon pricing for various RX 480 brands, : https://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=rx+480+8gb

you can see for exemple that the ASUS Strix is priced at 304€ seems to have a a problem with the default thermal paste, a bit better VRM and Vcore build quality, but no bios switch. (and some useless fan headers and all that, rgb headers which if i could buy a shoved down version of all that i will go for it but i cant.

MSI one is the cheapest one but also the weakest built between the xfx and asus one. + ASUS model and MSI one are out of stock.

And i don't know if in Amazon US it does that but i found quite surprising that when a components is low in stock prices are dropped. I had my I7 6700K at 324€ where as usual it was near 400€ at that time.

Now, amazon have only 2 samples of the XFX GTR BE which is priced at 307€
MSI and ASUS model are out of stock and oh, prices raised... It's kinda blurry for me know....

So i hear all of you, i watched i think maybe 2 entiere days of reviews about MSI and XFX models. + PCB analysis by Actually Hardcore Overclock.

And im between all of that like "WTH, which way should i go." biggrin.gif



As an update, i need to ask you guys, considering the fact that at that time the ASUS Strix RX480 OC 8GB is cheaper than the XFX 480 BE by 4€.

and the Strix is only in stock with 15 samples left.

Which one of the two has a better cooling (thermal paste replaced of course, i have spare CLP lying around.)

I already know that the Stric card is better built in every point (VRM etc...) compared to the XFX.
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Where's the power color red devil on your radar. I got mine cuz at the time it was the cheapest and I really haven't had an issue with it. 1400/2000
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Where's the power color red devil on your radar. I got mine cuz at the time it was the cheapest and I really haven't had an issue with it. 1400/2000


https://www.amazon.fr/PowerColor-AXRX-480-8GBD5-3DH-OC/dp/B01JGQBSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488986274&sr=8-1&keywords=powercolor+red+devil
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As an update, i need to ask you guys, considering the fact that at that time the ASUS Strix RX480 OC 8GB is cheaper than the XFX 480 BE by 4€.

and the Strix is only in stock with 15 samples left.

Which one of the two has a better cooling (thermal paste replaced of course, i have spare CLP lying around.)

I already know that the Stric card is better built in every point (VRM etc...) compared to the XFX.

The XFX is a better overall card. If you don't plan on doing any crazy overclocking then just get the cheapest of the two.

The Strix has crappy thermal paste (like in all Asus cards) while the XFX is decent enough. The cooler on the Strix is slightly bigger, but not as efficient as the GTR. The Strix has better individual components, but the GPU itself is second place to the GTR (higher power consumption, lower OC potential).
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