Thanks for the comment :) I got it on rue du commerce, it was refurbished for 209 euros, a bargain! Sadly I don't think they carry it anymore.
I tried overclocking it but I think I was abit too demanding lol, I straight out went for a 10% gain and screen went black almost instantly. I think I'll leave it as is for now and do some reading, I'm not sure what kind of results others are getting, maybe a 5% OC is more realistic?
Either way this card is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for writing about it on here, had it not been for you (and my luck in finding one for 200 euros) I'd still be rocking my 380 (which wasn't bad to be fair), just this is better, and yeah my PCI wifi had to be removed, I bought a USB one and so far so good :)
Mine look like this:
But I'm not sure if I need all 16 pins, the manual seems to infer several choices. My only option with this configuration was using the VGA cables from my PSU to the GPU. So now I have 2 6 pin connectors hanging off above it...
Hey so I got my card and I see there are 2 8 pin connectors on the card. My R9 380 had 2 six pin connectors. My PSU came with two VGA cables, both have 1/6 and 1/8 pin connector but none have two times 8 connectors? Is that why the card came with a couple of molex cables? If so I'm not sure how to use them. The other thing I thought of doing is connecting the two VGA cables I have to the PSU and using the 8 pin connector of each cable for this card leaving both 6 pin connectors unconnected would that work?
Sounds good, would love to see your rig, I'll post an update on mine once I get my new beast :D
I would definitely recommend it, it works really well, my router is 2 floors above from me in my landlord's apartment and the sigmal is very good.
So I'm getting the card tomorrow, I know it will fit, it's 30cm long and my case holds up to 35, the only issue I just realized is that apparently takes up THREE slots, so I'm going to have to get rid of my wifi PCI adapter :( Which means buying a wifi USB receiver which from what I heard don't work well.
Ah well, some sacrifices need to be made I guess, and this one should be worth it, can't wait :-D
Thank you! I will try that
Thank you :)
I already had them before starting this build :P
Thanks a bunch, will report back here when I get it :-D
Really? How would I hook it up exactly? I don't remember seeing a 4 pin fan connector on my PSU? Thanks in advance, I would be happy to [lug this one in as I might switch my GPU for a R9 290...
Just ordered it, My case can hold 350mm GPU's, this one is longer by 20mm... I will try it anyways, fingers crossed! Does the LITE mean anything? It's not a slower version is it? Also it's a factory refurbished model which is why it's so cheap, hopefully I don't get problems, I heard of black screens appearing on youtube or something :/
Thanks for the tip! If this works, for a small fee I will have even better performance :D
OK wow now you got me really thinking cuz I'm still inside the window to return my 380... The 290 I'm looking at is the Radeon VAPOR-X R9 290 4G PCI-E LITE (And here I thought my build was complete :-P )
I have to make sure it fits in my case too
Hmmm is it better than the 380? I just found one for 205 euros which is 19 euros more than my R9 380...
Thanks Battlefield, I also should say a MASSIVE thank you to PCPartpicker and their videos etc, helped MASSIVELY.
I have a fan I haven't put in the build because the mobo only has 2 chassis fan inputs, I found this out afterwards, it's the Scythe Slip Stream 120, I wanted to use it for the GPU but my build is already so silent I think I might return it... Or keep it for the future (only paid 9 euros for it)
So far so good, at first I experienced dropped connections but since I upgraded to Windows 10 I haven't noticed anything dropping. It was dirt cheap here (12 euros), I chose this rather than a USB dongle for aesthetics.
You both make good points. I forgot to mention I already owned these SSD's prior to building which is why I didn't include their costs in this build. I almost choose the R9 390 as a GPU but it's 150 euros premium here compared to the 380 so for me it wasn't worth it.
Thanks man! I ended up getting the V21, it is one sexy case! A bit bigger than I wanted but I can upgrade more easily down the road with a MATX board I think.
I followed your advice and went for the Cryorig H7, unfortunatelty it's way more expensive here than in the US but still a small enough difference to protect my rig.
I don't know how it is in Canada but here between the 380 I want and the cheapest 390 there is a 150 euros difference, too steep IMO.
Thanks for your imput on the H7, I might get both and see which works best, I do like the fact that the H7 is smaller, I thought the 212 was also silent but I guess not.
I live in Paris now :)
Thanks for your suggestion, I don't want to get into liquid cooling, at least not just yet, too advanced for me.
Ah these SSD's... It's a funny story really, I have quite a few laptops for which I bought these, and then I found out to my utter discontempt that all had SATA 2 thus bottlenecking the SSD speeds by 50%, this coupled with the fact that I wanted a new gaming rig anyways led me to sell 2 laptops to fund this rig :)
I actually was looking at the G2 sorry, I updated the parts list, thanks to Jonnyguru for his awesome reviews, before stumbling across it I felt utterly overhwelmed by what PSU to choose.
Stupid question, any sense in raising SSD's?
The h7 cooler is available but I had read that aside from aesthetics it is not much better than the 212 evo, here it is 15 euros more expensive (cca 17 USD)
Finally, the R9 390 looks amazing... But I'm just a casual gamer, my target is 1080p, I guess I don't see the benefit of a better GPU... Unless the 380 isn't good enough for 1080p? I chose the 4GB version too.
I'm also Canadian by the way, lived in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver!
Great rig, I love that case, I am looking at building a similar rig, does anyone know if a micro ATX board will fit into this? I am looking at the Asus Z170m.
I love pcpartpicker but it's kind of frustrating because when you build your own rig and select a Mini ITX build the R9 380 doesn't show up as the database assumes it's not compatible but based on this rig it is!
I'm a first time PC builder so hopefully this is within my skills.