i figured id update with what i ended up with. i went with a sapphire nitro + RX480. card was in store at the local microcenter for $259.99 + tax. i got almost $290 off my r9 290x off the 2 year walk in warranty. i did purchase the 2 year warranty coverage at microcenter on the rx480 and it also has a mail in rebate for $15. out the door i spent $12 on the new card including rebate and warranty when i got the money back off the old card. hope i got a decent card.
1/30/17 at 5:34pm