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used graphics guide

Hello PCMR, are you short on money but you still want to ascend? if so here's a handy guide on used GPUs for almost any budget.
$200-250 range: 290/290X Ever since mid to late 2014 when ASIC miners took over the bitcoin miner turf, bitcoin miners have been selling their 290/290Xs for almost 1/2 of the original price to fund their ASIC craves. (note most of the 290/290Xs are reference cards which very hot and very loud winch may limit your overclock on them)
$100-150 range: 280X This card is a rebadged 7970Ghz and was a popular card for bitcoin mining on the cheap, because of that you can get a card that can handle almost any game at 1080P for fairly cheap
$40-60 range: GTX 570 This card is a bit old but for the price there is nothing brand new that can compare. i have first hand experience with this card and i can safely say you can handle a lot at 720p and 900p.
$10-25 8800gts The 8800gts is a 10 year old mid range graphics card which in the day was one of the only cards to have the #1 dedicated graphics card rank in the steam hardware survey. for $10-25 you get a card that can play most F2P.
All prices were calculated via craigslist and ebay
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[Build Help] $1500 gamer, multi-screen capability, with some scryptcoin mining/protein folding/video editing on the side

I tried this in /buildapcforme and didn't get any response, but I don't think I need help from scratch since I already have an idea of what I want in terms of parts, so here's a shortened copypaste:
Uses:
Budget: As cheap as possible. I'll go over no more than $2000 if need be for the triple-monitor capability.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
If there's any specific features you want/need from the rig, please list them.
Do you have any specific case preferences such as a window or LEDs, or do you have a preference for low-noise components?
Extra info:
Here's my blind foray example build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $54.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.13 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.76 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $319.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $319.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $54.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1520.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 05:31 EST-0500
With that build, what are your thoughts on the 2x R9 280x's? I'm having trouble finding comparable benchmarks, other than this which only compares it to lower-scoring GPUs. I see them as providing a fair amount of number crunching capability (aka mining), as well as being still top-of-the-line graphics for gaming. I probably shouldn't concern myself with mining if I can get a better performance out of games with a single GPU for less $.
I've never SLI'd or CF'd and everywhere I see it mentioned, I notice people have problems with it or that it doesn't always work. What should I know about multi-GPU setups?
I notice a lot of budget builds use an AMD CPU. How much can I expect out of the 4770k over a similar AMD cpu like the FX-9590 or 8350 (a much cheaper one), aside from the marginal chance in benchmark scores?
I could save getting a cheaper PSU probably.
I live near a Microcenter. I'm guessing their prices are lower for pickups.
Sorry for the long post. I hope it doesn't scare anyone off! I'm just not going to drop $1,500 without properly educating myself first.
Thanks!
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Low framerates while GPU usage is low

Hello Tech support,
I have already sent a ticket to Sapphire, as well as ask on their forums, but no replies yet and I would also like answers from people not in the sapphire/AMD community.
I will copy/pase every bit of information I have given them (prepare for a wall of text haha) I will also answer all questions you have honestly :) Please help me as I have tried a lot and have gained nothing.
Here it goes.
Since I got my GPU about 9 months ago the performance of the GPU has been pretty bad, but I didn't notice it too much because I wasn't playing too many recent games. Now however, I started playing more graphical intensive games and the performance of this graphics card is lacking, almost as if there is a bottleneck in my pc (which should be impossible concidering the parts in my pc). For example, in borderlands 2 the framerate gets as low as 40 frames per second, or even lower, this while MSI Afterburner (or similar programs) tell my my GPU usage is under 50%. An even more extreme case of this is TERA Online, in which I sometimes only get 20 or even 10 FPS, all while my GPU Usage is under 30%. (My laptop gets around the same amount of FPS in the same game, same settings, but my laptop has a 6770m which gets about 100% usage). My PSU should suffice, my CPU is fast enough, my ram is fine, my temperatures are low (highest ever recorded is 65 degrees celsius. When running a performance testing program like 3d mark suddenly the GPU gets 100% usage, as does it when mining bitcouns (which I only tested to see how the GPU performs, I normally don't mine bitcoins.) Also, in NONE of my tests does my CPU have a high usage or are there heavy background programs. The ICT people I showed this made sure of that as well. I would like to know why I have this problem and how I can solve it. I have let ICT people take a look at it and they find nothing wrong. It can't be unoptimized games because my laptop gets high usages in the same game, and a friend of mine whom has a pc with the same CPU, but an nvidia GPU gets full usage as well. I am clueless about this problem and would like your support on this. Included with this ticket is a screenshot of me playing tera, with Task manager, MSI Afterburner and GPU-Z opened. I hope you can help me.
Included with this ticket is the following picture: http://i.imgur.com/Ac7QvW7.jpg
Also, here is a list of my hardware, as I'm supposed to give (also in the support ticket as extra information)
Main Hardware Information: CPU: AMD FX-8350 black edition RAM: 2 Sticks, each 4GB corsair vengeance 1600Mhz Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (revision 4.0) (on the latest bios) Video Card: Sapphire R9-280X Vapor-X Running at stock speeds (only changed power use to **50% to see if that made a difference, it does not) PSU: Corsair CX750M
Other Hardware Information : Monitor: Iyama 1920X1080 monitor, Standard 1280x1024 monitor as secondairy (not always activated) HDD/SSDs: Sandisk 64 gb ssd (Boot); Samsung EVO 480 120gb (games); WD black 1TB (games and data) Other PCI/PCI-X Cards: None Optical Drives: Standard CD/DVD drive (Super Writemaster SpeedPlus)
Software Information: Operating System: Windows 8.1, latest updates (also had this problem on windows 7) Video Card Drivers in Use ( and tried ): Currently 14.7 (always had GPU drivers up to date) Motherboard Drivers Used: Latest ones downloaded from website Apps/Games causing issues ( and if they've been patched ): Generally most of them All major components check 100% after thorough testing ( eg. Memory & Memtest86 ): Yes, every part in my pc is fine System clean of viruses / spyware etc: Pc pc checks regularly, using Avast Other things tried: Overclocking CPU (Will try an NVidia 770 soon when a friend of mine can miss it to see how the pc reacts)
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[SG] Stable 2.6 MH/s Scrypt Mining Rig

Photo Gallery - http://imgur.com/a/z9Wka#0
Your looking at a complete scrypt mining rig which mines or creates altcoins. This mining rig will create cryptocurrency such as Litecoin, Dogecoin, and more.
Currently selling this mining rig at 2100 USD which is a lot less than what I paid for the entire thing brand new. It has been mining dogecoin/litecoin/etc for 3 weeks and it turns out after my electric bill + summer time coming soon it will not be profitable for me as I pay .14 cents a kilowatt.
The mining rig was restarted every Friday for basic dusting and maintenance and purs like a kitten. Price is negotiable depending on the drive your willing to make to Dallas TX (PM for Location). The rig has been in my garage and has always had temps of 76-78 or lower.
One thing about this setup is you don't have to do a thing but sign up for the pool you want, type in your username/pass and your mining within minutes. No Setup required as i've gotten the perfect settings for each card on the rig. I've also placed each card to get maximum airflow without pulling heat from neighboring cards, henced the 280x angled upward to pull cooler air.
It is also setup to automatically reboot and start mining on it's own in case of a power outage. I can also disable this feature as that is what I prefer to do. I like manually starting my rig once a week to make sure things are running flawless.
These cards have all been undervolted, overclocked, and set up to be the most efficient and fast at what they do. Stability is key with mining cryptocurrency and I can proudly say this 2.6 MH/s mining rig has run a week at a time before I manually restart it to dust it. You can choose to let it mine tirelessly for as long as you want but I recommend dusting it often. I'm sure this baby can mine for months without being touched.
All or most hardware has original boxes.
Complete Scrypt Mining Rig With Aluminum Frame + Box Fan:
GPU's:
This does not come with a keyboard, monitor, or a mouse. I run this thing headless and directly remote in using splashtop so I have control of my rig wherever i'm at using my macbook.
I am willing to ship the rig taken apart in 1 Huge Box with all original boxes inside + hardware if you pay the shipping. It will be carefully packed and sent via UPS, you can also add insurance which will also be paid by you.
You can also meet me or come take a look at the rig if your interested, i'm located in Dallas Tx. PM me for exact address and phone number if interested.
I will accept Chase Instant Pay, Dogecoin, Bitcoin, or Litecoin.
I will not sell the rig in parts it's buy all or nothing.
Note: As you can see I have two instances of SGminer running, the mining program I use. This is because I use different settings for the Sapphire 280x's and different intensity/thread concurrency settings for the R9 versions of the cards which are the 290x/270.
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Modest < $1,500 Gamer, Scrypt mining on the side, with dual/triple monitor capability.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? OS, peripherals, wifi, in addition to the tower.
Which country will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have a Microcenter?
If reusing any parts (including peripherals), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
If there's any specific features you want/need from the rig, please list them.
Do you have any specific case preferences such as a window or LEDs, or do you have a preference for low-noise components?
Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS?
Extra info:
Here's my blind foray example build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $54.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.13 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.76 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $319.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $319.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $54.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1520.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 05:31 EST-0500
Wow, that was really long. I've been wanting a PC for such a long time now, and the Christmas spirit has inspired me to go for it.
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