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XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £195 @ Ballicom
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £195 @ Ballicom

XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £195 @ Ballicom

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Price down even further from a few days ago. now £195 with free shipping for the 8gb version.

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Great price, in fact is this the best price we have seen for an RX480?

Missed out the last time, glad I was able to buy one now!

Does this have dual fans or just the single? Why is this same fan £240 on Amazon?

Hirschy

Does this have dual fans or just the single? Why is this same fan £240 on … Does this have dual fans or just the single? Why is this same fan £240 on Amazon?



It's the reference blower fan. Not great vs other premium coolers and makes a hell of a racket however important for mini itx builds as it blows air directly out of the case

gowf

It's the reference blower fan. Not great vs other premium coolers and … It's the reference blower fan. Not great vs other premium coolers and makes a hell of a racket however important for mini itx builds as it blows air directly out of the case



Thanks for the reply!

Any idea what the best 480 would be for me then? I would prefer for it to not be noisy/have any issues with overheating.

If money is no object I would go for the sapphire nitro version 8gb which went for about 210 just before xmas. However these now selling for 240. The nitro has a very sexy backplate and glows RGB depending on whether its under full load or not. If that is your thing. It's also one of the fastest.

Alternatively the MSI gaming x design (aka twin frozr) does well and is one of the best coolers. There's a link to buy it for 200 on this site but it's from Amazon France. Any of the major brands are good however - gigabyte, asus. Just beware different ones have difference factory overclocks.

Uncommon.Sense

Great price, in fact is this the best price we have seen for an RX480?


for the 8GB model, yes.

Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.

Get the MSI card from Amazon France.

Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx

fishmaster

Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best … Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.



Once again, blower coolers are superior in SFF builds. Unless you mean it's rubbish for a blower, in which case I'll have to take your word for it.

phenooo

Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is … Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx



Fairly sure you could get a DP to DVI adaptor on the cheap. Surely better to have more of the more advanced ports?
Edited by: "Joshimitsu91" 7th Feb

fishmaster

Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best … Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.

phenooo

Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is … Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx



You're doing it wrong then.

smallformfactor.net/for…11/

fishmaster

You're doing it wrong then. … You're doing it wrong then. https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/for-the-love-of-blowers-or-would-it-be-quieter-to-go-with-a-blower-in-a-sff.711/



I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was blowing hot air onto my HDD and SSD, and I can't move either of them around. The SSD was reaching up 56 degrees, and I'm pretty certain that's a dangerous temp to have. The blower type fan design doesn't exhaust the hot air inwards which is why it's ideal in smaller cases.
Edited by: "phenooo" 7th Feb

fishmaster

You're doing it wrong then. … You're doing it wrong then. https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/for-the-love-of-blowers-or-would-it-be-quieter-to-go-with-a-blower-in-a-sff.711/



Go buy a card with an open air cooler and see how that works out for you with your CPU, motherboard, HDD and SSD temps in a SFF build. Spoilers: I was doing it wrong and that's how I now know I'm not doing it wrong.

fishmaster

Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best … Rubbish cooler, but if you can live with it, it's worth the money, best card in this price range.

phenooo

Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is … Would have bought this but they didn't include a DVI port? The cooler is ideal because of mini itx



Pretty much why I bought this for my SFF case too. It exhausts all/most of the hot air straight out of the back, rather than back out into your system. My SFF case has no internal fans other than the one on the GPU and CPU cooler so this does the job!

phenooo

I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was … I bought a Sapphire Nitro RX 480 but I had to return it because it was blowing hot air onto my HDD and SSD, and I can't move either of them around. The SSD was reaching up 56 degrees, and I'm pretty certain that's a dangerous temp to have. The blower type fan design doesn't exhaust the hot air inwards which is why it's ideal in smaller cases.



56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c

Few 1 star reviews on google (maps) for delivery being slow, warranty claims and DOA / RMA poor service. Hope you get a good one and don't need to return it!

Uncommon.Sense

56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to … 56c is no where near dangerous for an SSD, they are made to operate up to and beyond 70c. Heck even the bare m.2 drives don't throttle until they hit circa 90c




You're not wrong, but there is absolutely no reason why your SSD should be above 40C.

Getting back on topic however, I received my RX 480 yesterday and I'm really impressed with the performance at 1440p.
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