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About ryjanpugz

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  1. That's great news! My 280x should do well with upcoming DX12 games then! I haven't installed any games yet, but I will soon. This build is just for "light" gaming. I'll probably be playing CS GO, League of Legends, Battlefield 4, and some MMORPGs on it. This is my first build using a top mounted PSU as well.The case is a Fractal Design Core 1000.It's brand new, but I got it off a classifieds site for $35CAD ($26USD) and it came with a 620W Antec 80plus bronze PSU (brand new as well) so I couldn't resist.
  2. Hey guys! So a while back i posted a thread about a 'hotrod' (or according to some: 'ghetto') R9 280x that I got off a friend. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/439660-hotrod-r9-280x-for-91-usd/ I just finished a build with it and I just wanted to share some of the pics here. It's just a simple HTPC/LAN party build. I bought all the parts used/second-hand except for the CPU and the 92mm rear fan on the case. For those that haven't read the previous post, the blue light on the video card is actually and LCD screen hooked up to a thermal sensor on the GPU. Specs: CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition RAM: 8GB Ripjaws DDR3 1600Mhz GPU: 'Hotrod' Sapphire R9 280x Storage: 2TB Sapphire Barracuda 7200 rpm PSU: ULTRA HS 750W Modular PSU 80 plus Bronze MOBO: MSI H81M-P33 CASE: Fractal Design Core 1000 Here are some pics of the build: http://imgur.com/a/lIgLA <--- Full size pics
  3. I haven't hooked it up but I'm assuming noctua fans would perform a little bit better. I forgot to include this in the description, but he actually installed the noctua fans because when he bought the card used, the fans in the stock cooler were broken. He got the card for cheap(because the cooler fans was broken), then installed the 2 noctua fans and the LCD.
  4. I see. here is a link to the full resolution pics http://imgur.com/a/eYs5S
  5. yeah it's definitely worth looking into if you are comfortable doing it. Good luck!
  6. A hotrod doesn't need to look clean/polished. It only needs to be functional
  7. yep! my friend used to be a technician so he bought some thermal sensors and LCDs online and started hooking them up to his components
  8. that's awesome! those are sweet cards!
  9. I helped my friend find a wicked deal on a brand new R9 390x, so he gave me first dibs on his old gpu. His old gpu is a 'hotrod' R9 280x. It has 92mm Noctua fans and a custom LCD display that shows the GPU temp(you can cut a hole on one of your optical drive bays and install it). All of this modded goodness is held together by electrical tape! He sold it to me for only $91 usd lol! I will be using this on an HTPC/console killer mini ITX rig that I am building soon. notes: when my friend first bought the card, the fans in the cooler were broken, but it was cheap so he didn't care. He knew he could make an improvised solution. here are some of the pics :
  10. I will check! NEW UPDATE: The display keeps turning off but the tower still keeps running. I took off the second card.
  11. This is what I have done so far (in order): Taken off the second card Uninstalled AMD Drivers using control panel then Driver Uninstaller restarted PC Reinstalled AMD Drivers Shut down PC placed the second card in the slot Powered up PC again Still nothing PLEASE HELP!