Originally Posted by Kuat
people who are snatching these lighting are like little kids with no impulse control
performance-wise, these cards are no better than Classified or even HOF, plus it's ugly and costs $65 more
i'd like to know the reasoning why people are buying them up
I've been waiting to see what these lightnings were going to bring to the table for the last two weeks. Then the classifieds go OOS as soon as the lightning comes out and now I'm stuck either getting this or waiting (for who knows how long) for classifieds to come back in stock. Amazon has been out of classifieds for some time now, and it seems that there is some sort of shortage of cards going around. All the while I'm stuck using my backup GTX260 trying to play civ 5 with 20fps.
As far as impulse goes, with the v.me discount and free shoprunner shipping it was a $50 premium over either the classy or $54 premium over the HOF I had before (but returned due to malfunction). Not saying this is a great price, not by a long shot, but here I am waiting for my card to arrive now.