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XFX RX 480 4GB Graphics Card (cheapest 4GB I can find) - £169.99 del @ Ballicom

£169.99 @ Ballicom
This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here. £169.99 via ec… Read More
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This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here.

£169.99 via economy shipping (free), or you can pay for express services.

Not a bad price given the cost of the 470's and 1060's.

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https://s23.postimg.org/rvpbtbafv/480.jpg

Additional pictures of card:

http://images.morefrom.co.uk/pi/xfx/r/rx/rxhex_2D/rxhex_2D4/rxhex_2D480p4lfb6/6_4.jpg
Really nice design IMO, nice view of heatpipes, backplate included and importantly a nice 8-pin power connection for voltage OC.

http://cdn.agilitycms.com/xfx/MediaGroupings/608/480_RS_Card_Bracket_Angle_2.jpg

https://images10.newegg.com/productimage/14-150-775-15.jpg
The fans unclip easily for maintenance or replacement - no RMA needed for busted fan blades!

Nice features.



Edited By: The_Hoff on Feb 01, 2017 13:19: new pics
#2
wow ok
#3
So many GFX cards coming down. Originally I was going to go for the 8GB version:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-amd-radeon-rx-480-8gb-graphics-card-199-99-amazon-2607595

then some people say this is better then the rx r480 8GB version

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-rx470-strix-gaming-oc-4gb-novatech-for-159-98-delivered-2610214

I think some googling before I decided. Damn!

Have some heat OP
4 Likes #4
AMD, the people that that bring free adaptive sync, free 3d technologies, open games works and better value for money gpus... dam cold
1 Like #5
Tappers13
AMD, the people that that bring free adaptive sync, free 3d technologies, open games works and better value for money gpus... dam cold


There's no free 3D technologies. If you want to play games in 3D you have to pay for tridef 3D. Nvidea has theirs bundled with the drivers. My only moan from moving to amd, the card is great
#6
Been watching this,it's been going down a couple £'s a day across a range of outlets just like the powercolor the other week.
Hold your nerve it will go lower.


Edited By: belsibub on Feb 01, 2017 12:20
#7
XFX cold. Too many X's
3 Likes #8
Pair this with a £100-odd freesync monitor and you're have a sweet set-up capable of playing practically everything at 1080 res
1 Like #9
oO this is 40 Quid cheaper than average 8GB RX480, but only 3-5fps slower.
#10
Great price, heat added. Only thing I would say is that 8gb cards make a difference at higher resolution gaming. Raises the debate of spending extra £20 or so to increase the longevity of your card if you ever plan on moving to a higher resolution monitor, or having a go with high res texture packs, like the recent fallout 4 one.
#11
Lovely jubbly
1 Like #12
Going slightly off topic here, but for anyone looking for a GPU that doesn't need a separate power connector and draws no more than about 75w, is the 1050ti the best option?
1 Like #13
Just added some detail to the first post.

+Card is nice looking and has a backplate, good if you have it in view.
+8-pin power connector, to squeeze the life out of the card you can experiment with voltage (they have very good thermal protection so not very risky)
+Clip-off fans, perfect for cleaning the card, or replacing/upgrading the fans, they do LED fans also. I wish my Fury had this (swap) feature...
+Dual BIOS perfect for flashing or running different boost configs.
+VRM cooling, proper thermal pads and heat-sink.
+3 year warranty.
#14
The Lone Ranger
Going slightly off topic here, but for anyone looking for a GPU that doesn't need a separate power connector and draws no more than about 75w, is the 1050ti the best option?

Yep 1050ti is most powerful without supplementary power
#15
Shows how bonkers the prices of graphics cards are when there are 470's at a higher price!

My only concern with this card is that I've seen reviews which say that it runs hot and noisy.

Still at least prices are finally starting to come down. Heat given ;0)

Oh. And I would personally go for the 1050 rather than the Ti version. I think its far better value (although I agree with derp).
1 Like #16
These can't be flashed to 8GB anymore can they?
1 Like #17
Rhythmeister
These can't be flashed to 8GB anymore can they?
That was only certain reference cards filling the high demand
1 Like #18
jadamso
Shows how bonkers the prices of graphics cards are when there are 470's at a higher price!
My only concern with this card is that I've seen reviews which say that it runs hot and noisy.
Still at least prices are finally starting to come down. Heat given ;0)
Oh. And I would personally go for the 1050 rather than the Ti version. I think its far better value (although I agree with derp).

I can't any find many reviews of the 480 RS, but I did find this video.

Generally advice is to limit the fan speed in wattman to 2,600RPM in which case the card will run (hot, but within spec) at 70-80deg.

I should mention that the card should be completely silent (they spin down to 0RPM) when browsing and not gaming which is a nice benefit.

If you want the cream of the crop, the XFX GTR looks very handy indeed.

Edited By: The_Hoff on Feb 01, 2017 14:34
#19
If you want the cream of the crop, the XFX GTR looks very handy indeed

Agreed...with a £50 premium!

I'd advise anyone looking at the RX 480s to check out absolutelyhardcoreoverclocking on youtube. Buildzoid's done a few pcb analysis videos (so none for the RX 470) :(
1 Like #20
jadamso
If you want the cream of the crop, the XFX GTR looks very handy indeed
Agreed...with a £50 premium!
I'd advise anyone looking at the RX 480s to check out absolutelyhardcoreoverclocking on youtube. Buildzoid's done a few pcb analysis videos (so none for the RX 470) :(

I'm not in the market for one but this review by JayTwoCents painted it in a very good light!
1 Like #21
Does this have led lighting? Tempted to sell my gtx 970 for this.
1 Like #22
ToOn7
Does this have led lighting? Tempted to sell my gtx 970 for this.

There's a white LED under the XFX logo, you can otherwise buy the XFX LED fans. Check the link in post #21 for a video.
#23
Interestingly you can buy multiple and save on discount. Anyone interested in a share deal? Buying 2 alone makes the card 140 each 30 cheaper than list price!!
#24
gowf
Interestingly you can buy multiple and save on discount. Anyone interested in a share deal? Buying 2 alone makes the card 140 each 30 cheaper than list price!!

+ vat which makes it a few pence cheaper.
3 Likes #25
Heat from me.

I do like an XFX card.

If I was building a new rig around this card I'd go this route currently:

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tkBgqk
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tkBgqk/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£39.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£39.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Silicon Power Silm S55 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£41.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Cooler Master B500 ver.2 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£40.49 @ Ebuyer)
Other: XFX Radeon RX 480 graphics card (£170.75)
Total: £566.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-01 16:07 GMT+0000


Edited By: ollie87 on Feb 01, 2017 16:30: Typo
#26
gowf
Interestingly you can buy multiple and save on discount. Anyone interested in a share deal? Buying 2 alone makes the card 140 each 30 cheaper than list price!!

£169 each, not worth it, sadly. Otherwise I'd be selling up to crossfire it!
#27
The Lone Ranger
Going slightly off topic here, but for anyone looking for a GPU that doesn't need a separate power connector and draws no more than about 75w, is the 1050ti the best option?


or thr rx 460? i used to have a gtx750ti but got the rx 470. mainly due to freesync. i don't have a freesync monitor yet but maybe in the future.
1 Like #28
The_Hoff

This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here.
The price on the site shows £172, but when you check your basket you'll see an amended price of £170.75. Economy shipping is free, or you can pay for express services.
Not a bad price given the cost of the 470's and 1060's.

Erm... Guys

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Polaris-FreeSync-Express-Graphics/dp/B01J1J7WOM/ref=sr_1_15?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1485966798&sr=1-15&keywords=rx+480
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SeanIsHerko1
The_Hoff

This is the cheapest RX 480 4GB I can find (with custom cooling also) for anybody looking for a cheap 480 and doesn't want to spend £200 on the 8GB blower model that was posted here.
The price on the site shows £172, but when you check your basket you'll see an amended price of £170.75. Economy shipping is free, or you can pay for express services.
Not a bad price given the cost of the 470's and 1060's.
Erm... Guyshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Polaris-FreeSync-Express-Graphics/dp/B01J1J7WOM/ref=sr_1_15?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1485966798&sr=1-15&keywords=rx+480

That's a 460, it showed up in your search results for 480 - always double check what you buy from searches.
#30
How does this stack up against a GTX 1060?
1 Like #31
BlockABoots
How does this stack up against a GTX 1060?

Looks like there's about 3-4 fps difference in favour of the 480. So pretty much nothing to be honest. But the price makes this card far more attractive.
#32
Is this better than a PALIT GeForce 980 GTX OC?
#33
djhazardous
Is this better than a PALIT GeForce 980 GTX OC?

Have a google mate, but unless you're bottle necked I'd suggest waiting. 980 is still a capable card at 1080p.

I'd hold off until Spring.
#34
xp3200
gowf
Interestingly you can buy multiple and save on discount. Anyone interested in a share deal? Buying 2 alone makes the card 140 each 30 cheaper than list price!!

+ vat which makes it a few pence cheaper.


Ah yeah VAT always screws me over
#35
Don't laugh, but I have a rubbish 4350 radeon thing that is integrated into the mobo and is starting to play up.

I need to replace the graphics card with something else to stop some odd pixelation issue.

If you just wanted to blow just £30 on a used gfx card, what would you get? Something like a Radeon 7750 would easily meet my needs of web browsing, occasional youtube video.
#36
I have an 8gb version of this card and so far I'm really impressed and happy with it.
Why deal shows up as expired? I checked and it is still in stock and available to buy.
1 Like #37
Speaking to the MODs to get it live again.


Edited By: The_Hoff on Feb 01, 2017 20:06: unexpired
#38
BigDiscovery
I have an 8gb version of this card and so far I'm really impressed and happy with it.
Why deal shows up as expired? I checked and it is still in stock and available to buy.

What are noise and temps like?
#39
The_Hoff
Speaking to the MODs to get it live again.
Pretty sure this £169.99 won't be honoured ,went out off stock & came back with a stock level that's not changing & price has gone back-up/out of stock at other outlets offering similar prices.
#40
V6ALFISTI
Don't laugh, but I have a rubbish 4350 radeon thing that is integrated into the mobo and is starting to play up.
I need to replace the graphics card with something else to stop some odd pixelation issue.
If you just wanted to blow just £30 on a used gfx card, what would you get? Something like a Radeon 7750 would easily meet my needs of web browsing, occasional youtube video.

100% OT but I'll save you the trouble. Your upgrade isnt an upgrade, save, wait a bit and buy a nvidia 1050 as cheap as you can. Maybe you find a deal here for one but dont buy less then that really.
If you barely use the PC you can buy almost any card I guess also, I expect your problem is software based though

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