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Is it also worth reapplying the thermal paste on the RX 480 do you reckon? I have some arctic silver 5 left over. I am going to need to repaste my delidded I7 at some point due to having a rogue core temp (1 core being hotter)
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Is it also worth reapplying the thermal paste on the RX 480 do you reckon? I have some arctic silver 5 left over. I am going to need to repaste my delidded I7 at some point due to having a rogue core temp (1 core being hotter)
Depends on how you feel about voiding your warranty. If you don't care about warranty, I'd say it's worth it.
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Is it also worth reapplying the thermal paste on the RX 480 do you reckon? I have some arctic silver 5 left over. I am going to need to repaste my delidded I7 at some point due to having a rogue core temp (1 core being hotter)
Depends on how you feel about voiding your warranty. If you don't care about warranty, I'd say it's worth it.
I already have tried to claim warranty on my card due to its broken vBIOS (Unidentifiable vbios version) and they basically don't want anything to do with it so not only have I learn't that Gigabytes support is among the worst I have ever dealt with but also that they don't want to help me try and recover my cards vbios.
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Is it also worth reapplying the thermal paste on the RX 480 do you reckon? I have some arctic silver 5 left over. I am going to need to repaste my delidded I7 at some point due to having a rogue core temp (1 core being hotter)
I have some Coollaboritory Liquid Ultra left over from delidding my 4770k, and I would love to use it on my 480s, but I would hate to void the warranties....decisions decisions.......
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I already have tried to claim warranty on my card due to its broken vBIOS (Unidentifiable vbios version) and they basically don't want anything to do with it so not only have I learn't that Gigabytes support is among the worst I have ever dealt with but also that they don't want to help me try and recover my cards vbios.

That's unfortunate, Ive had a smooth and painless RMA process with gigabyte over the years. You may have gotten a rep that didn't much care perhaps?
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Is it also worth reapplying the thermal paste on the RX 480 do you reckon? I have some arctic silver 5 left over. I am going to need to repaste my delidded I7 at some point due to having a rogue core temp (1 core being hotter)

Rogue core temp? If it's within a couple degrees that's perfectly normal I wouldn't bother.

Also it's not going to be that drastic of a change when you do it on your card. You might get a few degrees less but don't expect the second coming. I did the core and VRMs with new paste/pads because to me it's worth it.
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Rogue core temp being at least 10*C higher than all other cores.
And yeah, its a shame really but I guess there is nothing I can do about it.
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Rogue core temp being at least 10*C higher than all other cores.
And yeah, its a shame really but I guess there is nothing I can do about it.

Oh Lord, Yea that's not normal lol
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Rogue core temp being at least 10*C higher than all other cores.
And yeah, its a shame really but I guess there is nothing I can do about it.

Oh Lord, Yea that's not normal lol
I think its when I put the CPU bracket down, it probably slid the lid across the CPU causing one of the sides to become less covered than the other cores.
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Reading is hard sometimes smile.gif
After rebate he spent $20 more than he did on his 5770.
i could never get anywhere to hold my rebates for me before, but that would make sense of what he's saying, still cost him more than that otherwise everything i've bought on sale has lead my next purchases to be free too! rolleyes.gif
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So 200-300$ is considered high end territory these days?

This is news to me. My 480 was 250$ and it has been able to run F04, Shadow of Mordor, Tomb Raider, I'd say that's damn decent for a budget card.

Then again I consider budget under 300$ for graphics.

no these days 500-1000 is high end. ridiculous considering those gpus don't even run every game at just 1080p 60fps. what a joke.
iirc the 6970 was ~250 and the gtx 580 was ~300... these new price gauges make me wanna barf

lmao $250 is NOT budget tier hahahaha, budget tier is 460($130) or 1050($150) area performance and price
oh and 1800 for a $#%#ing titan bwahahahahah srsly who pays for this crap?

I will pick up here rather than have a ton of quotes to wade through on the mobile. wink.gif

I spent $209 on sale at the Egg for my RX 480 8gb card. Turned in the rebate this week, so am looking at a $30 return on the initial investment.

Back when they first launched 5*** series I wanted a 5990 and had it in my cart. But I wanted as much bang for my buck as money was tight at that time. So I got CIVFormula, 955BE, another 1TB Hitachi Deskstar, h50, AMD Greentop 16gb(4x4gb) Dominators, sadly an OCZ 500w PSU and Keyboard, 16gb flashdrive, Logitech g9x and CM gaming mat. Still have everything but the RAM, Cooler, KB (RMA'ed that) and the 500w PSU. I got a lot for the tidy investment of $1300. The cost of Enthusiast GPUs was roughly more than $800. The 1TB drive was $89. I could run it all down as I still maintain every receipt on the build. Needless to say I was happy to score a Reference 5770 for less than $160 at that time. Although I did get a rebate for that card also. biggrin.gif

I have my RX480 and block right now. But I am having a seriously difficult time keeping myself from mounting the RX 480 block on it without first running the card and waiting for the backplate that I hope to get soonish. I pre applied the screws to all the mounting points as well as the single slot plate and all TIM strips also. Just have to pull the blue foil pieces off and mount the block. But for now my inner struggle is real. blinksmiley.gif

I had a Corsair HX850W in my cart but decided on the 500w unit based on minimum spec of the 5770. In the end I replaced that 500w with the 850w because the OCZ unit simply could not provide enough power for the system to POST. So KB, PSU and a couple other items could've put the 5990 in my hands instead. But I'm glad I avoided the overpriced GPU craze going on back then. tongue.gif

Now I have a high end card for a reasonable price. It's not 1080ti nor Titan X but I don't really need nor want an overpriced GPU anyway. As long as I am averaging 100fps, who cares what I run. 5770 is doing pretty well with high settings on Skyrim. RX 480 will be BEAST by comparison. cool.gif

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF 932 Logitech g9x COOLER MASTER Weapon of Choice: M4 Duramesh Pad Logitech X-240 2.1 speakers 
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Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 Creative X-Fi 
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