05 March 2014
PC Gamers are lucky when it comes to hardware and components. We get the option of running a fully customised experience and setup – hand selecting components and equipment to get things just how we want it. For a lot of us, gaming is a hobby - something that we’re happy to spend time and effort on – but it’s also something many of us don’t want to break the bank on. Budgets of all shapes and sizes exist, whether you’re a youngster looking to craft your first build – to and expert who’s done it a hundred times over. The market provides a broad selection of high end, mid-range, and low end components to suit your needs.
Design & Hardware:
A new addition to the mid-range graphics card is the MSI Radeon R9 270X Gaming. With its gaming series of hardware, MSI decks out the R9 270X with a slick infusion of jet black and red that conceals a modest performance for a card priced at AU$289. It’s a great look that’ll turn heads and stand out from the crowd. The inclusion of two massive TwinFrozr 10cm fans along the top of the card is rather prominent on first sight - however you’ll quickly grow to adore them for the fantastic cooling they provide – more on that later. Flipping the card over onto its face reveals a wide array of the usual ports, including a 6-Pin Power connector, 1x HDMI 1.4a, 1x DisplayPort and 1xDVI-D and DVI-I ports. You also have one CrossFire connector allowing you to simultaneously run two R9 270X cards for even faster graphical performance. The card dimensions sit on the larger side at 256x127x34mm with a dual slot width, and weighs 550g – so you’ll comfortably fit this into any full or mid tower case.Add a comment