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  1. #61
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    I didn't win but this inspired me to do a clean out.



    Not bad for the old clunker.
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  2. #62
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Still waiting for the post cleanup pictures from MrBlack
    If you enjoy gaming click here to learn about the Fragging Frogs.



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  3. #63
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Here it is after cleaning up some , new CPU thermal paste , 750w PS and the XFX R9 280x


  4. #64
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlack View Post
    Here it is after cleaning up some , new CPU thermal paste , 750w PS and the XFX R9 280x

    Nice! That 750 will go a long way...not to mention the 280X! Which games are you currently playing?
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  5. #65
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    use a shoe horn to get it in? Had a similar situation with a 7970 in a spare case I had recently.
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    I was surprised it fit - as long as no HDDs are opposite it.

    First game I fired up was BF3 - it used to autoset to Low video
    Now it autosets right into Ultra video with no crappy stuttering
    (unfortunately I still get killed pretty quick - except it looks much better when I die)

    The card is quiet even with fans running at 75% during some graphics test like furmark

  7. #67
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Nice! Still rocking the X58 setup I see... and now I can actually see the HSF instead of 3 years worth of dust

    Don't forget to come out and join us (the frogs) for some gaming sometime... there are a few of us who will dabble in a bit of BF3 from time to time, though its typically BF4 these days


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  8. #68
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    lol probably more like 5 years worth of dust (I7-920)

    It's been running with the side case cover off forever since it stays about 10 degrees cooler and I don't need to run as many case fans
    but I guess the dust does pile up more inside this way.


    I think I'll have to practice some more on BF3 - or maybe now I'll just blame hackers
    since I can't blame my old Nvidia card anymore
    Last edited by MrBlack; 07-22-2014 at 02:22 PM.

  9. #69
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    It will be great to have you join us for some BF4. Just stay away from O-Dog or shoot him with a sniper rifle...he loves that!

    By the way, I'm happy to hear about the "Ultra" setting...what a difference, right?
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Warsam71 View Post
    It will be great to have you join us for some BF4. Just stay away from O-Dog or shoot him with a sniper rifle...he loves that!

    By the way, I'm happy to hear about the "Ultra" setting...what a difference, right?
    The old GTS250 tried it's best using Low settings but trying Ultra was


    but Ultra on the XFX R9280 Black OC Edition
    (also found out "Double D" on the box has nothing to do with strippers - lol)

    Looking at BF4 - can get the base game for $22 on Amazon
    then there are the other expansion packs - which do you guys play?
    Last edited by MrBlack; 07-23-2014 at 11:14 PM.

  11. #71
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    A bunch of us have premium, which pretty much means the base game and all expansion packs, so all of them basically. Some of the guys and gals just have vanilla BF4, so we do get on servers that just have the base game.

  12. #72
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by frogmeat69 View Post
    A bunch of us have premium, which pretty much means the base game and all expansion packs, so all of them basically. Some of the guys and gals just have vanilla BF4, so we do get on servers that just have the base game.
    wow- did EA hire an adviser from Microsoft to design this whole add-on thing?
    for now ordered the basic game till I can figure out the best way to get everything else

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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlack View Post
    wow- did EA hire an adviser from Microsoft to design this whole add-on thing?
    for now ordered the basic game till I can figure out the best way to get everything else
    ...and, I suggest you try/play in Hardcore Mode! That's the best mode imho
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  14. #74
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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    I just tried BF3 hardcore for the first time - that's rough didn't realize how spoiled I was

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    Re: Forum member appreciation giveaway - Win an XFX R9 280 !!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlack View Post
    I just tried BF3 hardcore for the first time - that's rough didn't realize how spoiled I was
    Don't worry, most of us play vanilla, there's only 2-3 hold outs hoping hardcore becomes a thing.
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