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This is my first delve in to pc gaming since 2006 when i was a avid builder...... i have really enjoyed getting back into the tech and will probably build another at a later date.

Cant wait to throw some decent games at this rig such as Witcher and GTA V, i purchased quite a few parts from ebay and amazon and managed to get a half decent graphics card on the cheap.

I have overclocked the CPU through the bios to 4.5 ghz and it runs stable, its the Core i5 4690k processor and is very overclock-able, i wouldn't like to push it any further at the minute though.

The card is stock OC'd from gigabyte and for £130 it was a snip, i will be purchasing another at a later date to enable crossfire mode.

This card is huge, the last card i had back in 2006 was a nvidia geforce 6800gt, the cooling on the card is a monster..... windforce fans.... i didnt think the card was going to fit in the case!!!

In all i think i got the whole set up for £750 even though the costs stated here are through merchants.

Just need a decent 1440p g sync monitor now to add to the set up and we are in beast mode!!!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

To add to what the other comments mentioned, freesync is the AMD version. But note that it will not work in gaming. Taken from the AMD FAQ:

All AMD Radeon™ graphics cards in the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, HD 8000, R7 or R9 Series will support AMD FreeSync™ technology for video playback and power-saving purposes. The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, 290X, R9 290, R9 285, R7 260X and R7 260 GPUs additionally feature updated display controllers that will support dynamic refresh rates during gaming.

Love your case and color scheme, good job.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/216 '' a compatible AMD Radeon™​ GPU with a DisplayPort connection'' is a requirement for freesync to work. the 280x doesnt have a display port, but since you linked us the amd faq so it kinda does support freesync but it would work better with a newer, better card.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

It does have DisplayPort, the Gigabyte 280X has 2 mini DisplayPorts, he will be able to use freesync for videos but not gaming which I guess would be pointless. Even my R9 280 has DisplayPort.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sorry then, my fault ;_;

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries mate, we all make mistakes.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers for that, i was just going by what my mate has but yeah g-sync is nvidia and free sync is amd. It runs all my games at 1080p on ultra settings at the minute but haven't installed anything very taxing at the moment.

I'm gonna try gta v and see how that looks when i get chance.

Cheers for the advice.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

280x doesnt support Gsync and wont do 1440p that well

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

''Just need a decent 1440p g sync monitor now to add to the set up and we are in beast mode!!!'' do a little research before. 1) the 280x doesnt work with g sync because its a amd card (g sync only works for nvidia cards) 2) the 280x wont work with freesync either (an AMD version of g sync) because it requires a display port, which the 280x simply doesnt have 3) this card is kinda medium-submedium card that wont perform very good in 1440p

my suggestion get a new GPU if you want some kind of a sync technology and a card that would be able to run 1440p with a good performace.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Or save yourself more money in the longterm and get a 1080p.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The card will run at 1440p but not at a ultra performance, i haven't checked tbh if it will run a g-sync but this is my first build for a while so was on a budget, my ideal card would have been the Evga nvidia gtx 970ti but didn't have the funds.

It does have 2 x display ports on the back of the card, hdmi out and dvi.

Will it work better if i purchase a second card as Ive seen one ebay going relatively cheap, could put into crossfire mode?

The card in the build is a gigabyte R9 280X 3GB, GV-R928XOC-3GD revision 3.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice PC, Welcome to corisar air 240 Club! ^

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that case? Great build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah love the case, just got to find somewhere to put it now haha

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you purchase those red cables? I was in need of those for my build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them off ebay, powercooler red braided cables think the 6pin and 8pin came to about £13 altogether.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the air coming through the front radiator make the video card run any hotter than normal?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No the temp seems fine even under heavy load.