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First PC build used primarily for gaming. It was a blast putting together, only taking about an hour seeing as the case had more than enough room for hiding all of the wires. I did run into a scare though when I got no display from the r9 280 right out of the box. But this was from the drivers not being updated and it worked perfectly when everything was installed.

I get a solid 60fps at least on max settings at 1080p for all the games I play, without MSAA enabled beyond 2x for Titanfall. I play Titanfall, Planetside 2, Bioshock Infinite, Team Fortress 2, Ryse son of Rome (which looks amazing), Starcraft II, as well as some older games.

The best thing about this build for me was when I overclocked the r9 280. Looking (very hard I might say) on the internet to find the clocks that other people were achieving I found them to be between 1000-1200 for the core and a wide range for the memory of 1250(some can't get a stable oc beyond the stock clock) and 1700 which seems to be a bit outrageous. My clocks are very conservative at 1120 and 1500 seeing as I backed each down around 75Mhz from their unstable figures. Oh and all of this was done without changing the voltage! Looks like I won the silicon lottery with this card.

Quick Note: I noticed artifacts at a much higher clock on Valley than Furmark because No matter the settings on valley my GPU not got to full load, only 98%. The oc I stuck with is from when I backed off from the artifacts I saw on Furmark.

For the Valley Benchmark I got these scores and Fps on Extreme HD 1080p full screen.

Stock clocks Score-1586 Min-17.7
Max-71.8
Avg-37.9

Overclocked Score-1873 Min-23.3
Max-85.1 Avg-44.8

Monitor is BenQ RL2455HM Keyboard and Mouse are both cheap from walmart. Mousepad is Trailer Park Boys custom from some giveaway.

My next upgrade will either be better keyboard and mouse or an SSD depending on the deals I can find.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Bubbles.

  • 63 months ago
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+50 for bubbles

  • 63 months ago
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bubbles? where?

  • 63 months ago
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mouse pad

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

looks adorable and the price is great. good job!

  • 63 months ago
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Flip that psu bruh. Right now you've got yourself a hotbox

  • 63 months ago
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Hows that Performance?

  • 63 months ago
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its doing great in everything I throw at it

  • 62 months ago
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How much FPS on planetside 2 in big fights? I'm looking to get the same specs :)

  • 60 months ago
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During big fights at max settings the fps dips a bit to high forties low fifties but tweaking the settings can erase that problem.

  • 60 months ago
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Thanks.

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