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post #1 of 22
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I was looking to buy 3 5870's for 3 of my rigs because I remember seeing them for $200 each USED a few weeks ago. Now I can't find the damn things for under $300. Thats $50 more than a NEW 6950. What the hell? I am leaning to get the 6950, but as just wondering whats going on.
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I'll pm you.
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I was thinking the same thing. Heck, I had seen some new ones for just under 200 USD
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Why would you want tri fire 5870s, or 6950s when you already have two 570s..??
Tri SLI 570s is like right there, for the taking...
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Originally Posted by Capwn;13814767 
Why would you want tri fire 5870s, or 6950s when you already have two 570s..??
Tri SLI 570s is like right there, for the taking...

As I said, I was just curious what was up with the 100% price increase on old tech.

I have 8 rigs, 8 gtx 570's, 36 cores, 590x2, 5970x2, and a 6990

They are mainly used by my friends when we game @ my house.

I also use them to make and upload videos to youtube to make my money.

I was thinking the 5870 would be cheap, I was wrong, will probably go 6950, the WB's are cheap too.
post #6 of 22
Their expensive because they aren't been manufactured anymore so the supply is limited. Look how much DDR RAM costs.
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Originally Posted by noak;13814875 
As I said, I was just curious what was up with the 100% price increase on old tech.

I have 8 rigs, 8 gtx 570's, 36 cores, 590x2, 5970x2, and a 6990

They are mainly used by my friends when we game @ my house.

I also use them to make and upload videos to youtube to make my money.

I was thinking the 5870 would be cheap, I was wrong, will probably go 6950, the WB's are cheap too.

You should come visit the folding forum! poke.gif Electricity is free right? wink.gif
    
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They are getting more rare.?
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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek;13814990 
You should come visit the folding forum! poke.gif Electricity is free right? wink.gif

I use bionic
post #10 of 22
No longer manufactured (besides some non-reference cards that are new releases)
Also people took advantage of the low prices at the start of 69xx. Limited supply now.
    
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