XFX Radeon R9 280 DD Black Edition OC 3GB GDDR5 R9-280A-TDBD + Free Delivery + AMD Radeon Gold Reward - Choose 3 Free Games £156.98 @ Novatech
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XFX Radeon R9 280 DD Black Edition OC 3GB GDDR5 R9-280A-TDBD + Free Delivery + AMD Radeon Gold Reward - Choose 3 Free Games £156.98 @ Novatech

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Found 9th Jul 2014Made hot 10th Jul 2014
Was looking for a new card for my lad and a 280x was too much so started looking for a good 280 so picked the XFX 280 and found Novatech are doing the OC (R9-280A-TDBD) for the none OC (R9-280A-TDFD) price ! Next cheapest is £179.14 + postage from Scan.

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Edited by: "Panda221" 9th Jul 2014

Original Poster

Games I've just claimed

Murdered: Soul Suspect
Sniper Elite 3
Thief

All steam codes.

Tbh i would seriously consider a used 7970 ghz edition if i was spending around £150 on a card ..... Would be a lot better performance than this

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I did buy a 3 Month old used XFX 280X OC off eBay last week but it was faulty when I got it! cost me money to send it back as well ! so this is why I bought a 280 one new cause its at the right price and will run BF4 etc on Ultra settings on his 24" 1920 x 1080 monitor.

He did have crossfire 7850's but Watchdogs doesn't like crossfire !!

I don't know what XFX cards are like these days but my old XFX 9800GT blew up after 4 months

codnan

Tbh i would seriously consider a used 7970 ghz edition if i was spending … Tbh i would seriously consider a used 7970 ghz edition if i was spending around £150 on a card ..... Would be a lot better performance than this



Personally I wouldn't get a used Radeon card unless I knew the history of how it was used. Plenty have been used for mining, which hammers the card.

Panda221

I did buy a 3 Month old used XFX 280X OC off eBay last week but it was … I did buy a 3 Month old used XFX 280X OC off eBay last week but it was faulty when I got it! cost me money to send it back as well ! so this is why I bought a 280 one new cause its at the right price and will run BF4 etc on Ultra settings on his 24" 1920 x 1080 monitor.He did have crossfire 7850's but Watchdogs doesn't like crossfire !!



I don't think watchdogs likes anything.
Edited by: "kevinc6784" 10th Jul 2014

Really avoid XFX, they have one of the worst reliability rates. The problem is they never get the cooling right so after a few months they just burn. If you are to buy this consider an aftermarket cooler like Artic Accelero IV 280.

Edit: After some reading up on this card it seems XFX may have done arlight on this card re. cooling. Have a read here:

vortez.net/art…tml
Edited by: "scotty220" 10th Jul 2014

Glad you stuck it up Panda, this is a bargain for the Black edition, which is usually around £180.
XFX or not, it will still perform well, and this card in particular has gotten great reviews. Heat added.

codnan

Tbh i would seriously consider a used 7970 ghz edition if i was spending … Tbh i would seriously consider a used 7970 ghz edition if i was spending around £150 on a card ..... Would be a lot better performance than this



I'd prefer this tbh, 2 year warranty which can be claimed through Novatech (don't have to go through XFX's terrible service), and you know it's brand new and unused, most used cards on sale these days have been used to bitcoin mine, especially older cards like the 7970.
Edited by: "f2k8" 10th Jul 2014

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I've used XFX for years in my own gaming rigs and never had an issue. I buy them cause I like the look of them and look cool with side windows plus good warranty !.

Also as above majority of the used 7970/280x on eBay have been used for mining so been messed with volts wise etc.

About the over heating etc ! No card should over heat if you have the right flow of air and space around your parts. My lads rig has 2 x 120mm up front intake 1 x 120mm bottom intake 1 x 120mm back outtake and 2 x 120mm top outtake and a fully loaded graphics card hits about 60 degrees.

Played sniper elite 3 on ultra settings last night and had 110fps on it.

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f2k8

Glad you stuck it up Panda, this is a bargain for the Black edition, … Glad you stuck it up Panda, this is a bargain for the Black edition, which is usually around £180. XFX or not, it will still perform well, and this card in particular has gotten great reviews. Heat added.




Cheers f2k8 always like to find a good buy


The twin fan system on the newer XFX cards do a good job as well !. I

f2k8

I'd prefer this tbh, 2 year warranty which can be claimed through … I'd prefer this tbh, 2 year warranty which can be claimed through Novatech (don't have to go through XFX's terrible service), and you know it's brand new and unused, most used cards on sale these days have been used to bitcoin mine, especially older cards like the 7970.


i would of agreed with you but out of my last 5 gpus i have only had 1 that went wrong straight away ( had an issue out the box) other than that i have never actually claimed on a warranty so i will be looking at used next time

wayno93

I don't know what XFX cards are like these days but my old XFX 9800GT … I don't know what XFX cards are like these days but my old XFX 9800GT blew up after 4 months



Nothing like a good representative sample (ONE) of an NVidia card (this one is AMD/ATI) from God knows how many years ago (a 9800GT!)

Panda221

I've used XFX for years in my own gaming rigs and never had an issue. I … I've used XFX for years in my own gaming rigs and never had an issue. I buy them cause I like the look of them and look cool with side windows plus good warranty !. Also as above majority of the used 7970/280x on eBay have been used for mining so been messed with volts wise etc.About the over heating etc ! No card should over heat if you have the right flow of air and space around your parts. My lads rig has 2 x 120mm up front intake 1 x 120mm bottom intake 1 x 120mm back outtake and 2 x 120mm top outtake and a fully loaded graphics card hits about 60 degrees. Played sniper elite 3 on ultra settings last night and had 110fps on it.

Plus good warranty? Have you ever needed to use it? Probably the worst supplier of pc components for warranty.

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The warranty is through the supplier and not Direct with XFX. Still 2 years plus I've never had a XFX card die on me.

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Loads back in stock now at the same price.
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