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This description will be short as not much changed from my other builds and it explains the in detail.

GPU MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming x edition 8gb (crossfire).

The graphics have had a big upgrade for a major performance gains I was actually shocked at the levels of performance they gave me.

For the past couple of weeks I was back and forth on how to upgrade the graphics in this pc. The choice was between the GTX 1080,1070 or a pair of RX 480's. Here in the UK the 1080 that I wanted would of been close to £700 and I couldn't justify that amount of money so it came down to the 1070 MSI gaming z which was on offer and the 480's. The deciding factor was my monitor was a freesync monitor plus I've been AMD all my pc gaming life and really didn't want to change yet. At this point i'm glad I went this way this by far is the most powerfull pc I've ever built I think the only reason that I couldn't get a 4k score in Firestrike is the CPU been i5 not the i7 there might be a bit more to be had out these cards yet.

The overall verdict on the RX480

These cards do run hotter than expected but I suppose its to be expected in any multi GPU setup but they are quite under load and the performance as explained before shocked me. I really want to put these cards under water cooling so in the coming weeks I'm going to hunt out some water blocks for them to sort out the temp issues.

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Very cool name.. the crimson rebellion

Nice build! +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's cool! I'm glad to see 480 crossfire builds finally!

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks I would of done sooner but the AIB cards took so long to release I didn't want a reference blower card.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I would do the same thing. ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

FREE DUST

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup yup yup

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Behold all the one is better than two! Nice build , I love the look of msi cards!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, performs pretty great, now that's a PC!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So you wasted 520 GBP for a weaker setup when you can get a 1070 for a cheaper price.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Stuff!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

you could try jerry rig a case fan in front of the two GPUs

that way the GPUs will run cooler

the case window will not show the extra fan there

so the look is not ruined

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! What GPU temps are you reaching / what settings and games? I'm thinking of doing a crossfire 480 build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I get between 75-80 degrees depending on the ambient temperature of the day but the performance is well worth it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does it scale? Are there any games that are unplayable?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have very few issues In the games I play Crossfire/SLI works so much better now than even a few years ago. The two games I do have a problem with is Batman Arkham Knight which flat out doesn't support the use of multi cards and when you try and force Crossfire the game reacts all weird in game. one RX 480 plays game maxed at 1440p anyway. Deus Ex Mankind Divided does not yet support Crossfire in DX 12 Mode But DX 11 works fine.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! do you experiience any micro stuttering when playing in game? because i was/am strongly considering this exact configuration but am afraid of the lack of support/issues such as micro stutters.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Very few problems witcher 3 has a small amount of stutter but the game still very playable for me. There are a few games which don't support sli/crossfire but they tend to be well optimised for single card use like batman arkham night I'm still hitting 60fps maxed out 1440p although I would recommend the 8gb cards for high resolution gaming and textures packs in games. Muti gpus don't have the same issues as they used to do. I've run two graphics cards for a while now with very little issues.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

okay thank you for your reply!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i purchased the same card and when i installed it, my monitor stopped working. the computer still turns on and the lights come on. the same goes for the GPU, lights come on. but my monitor does not work. i can show you my build if necessary. but im curious if you had any issues with installation and/or have any advice with installation.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What cpu are you using if you are using Intel cpu try boot up your pc with the integrated graphics to rule out other faults with monitor and all your other internals of your pc. If your pc still has no video signal then it could be your monitor but if your card has issues they still can fire up as normal but displays no signal. Also try using different connection cables I.e hdmi dvi or display port. I had no issues with mine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Brother, did you find a water block for a video card?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't as yet but aqua tuning do Alphacool full cover blocks they don't look the best but so far there the only ones I've found.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Show me what you found?

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

This build is (cross)fire. +1.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think they were a big hit that's why I got cheap looks brilliant in games tho so can't complain.

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