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680's are selling more like 275-330$.

If pricing is an issue why not just wait a while? Graphics cards prices go down really quick.
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680's are selling more like 275-330$.

If pricing is an issue why not just wait a while? Graphics cards prices go down really quick.

Yeah the prices here are a little more expensive, but yes I hope the prices go down a bit more especially on the 680. If I can get a used EVGA or Asus custom card for a good price I might go that route. Though the feeling of getting a brand new card instead of a used one is hard to explain, maybe it's the sentimental feeling of being the first and only person to use the card lol. Also it doesn't have wear and tear + the warranty of course. I guess I'll just wait and see where the prices are going, my target is Sept or latest would be October probably.
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Check ebay, was in the same predicament as you, got a great deal on a used EVGA SC+ ($330) with 2 1/2 yrs waranty. Very happy with the performance bump, will certainly hold me over till the 800 series are released thumb.gif
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Check ebay, was in the same predicament as you, got a great deal on a used EVGA SC+ ($330) with 2 1/2 yrs waranty. Very happy with the performance bump, will certainly hold me over till the 800 series are released thumb.gif

Sorry no ebay here. The prices I stated were the best prices I could find, making use of a local online shopping site like ebay but just for computers. I'm hoping the brand new 680's will be lower or at least the same price as the GTX 770. Would suck to get a slightly slower 680 for a higher price than the slightly faster 770 so if the prices stay this way by September I might go with the 2nd hand 680. Hope I get a good overclockable one, I'm a little disappointed with the clocks on my current 680. 1228/6900.
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You can't use ebay, may I ask how come? Also try checking the OCN marketplace, you may get lucky in there. Had a couple used 680s floating around
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You can't use ebay, may I ask how come? Also try checking the OCN marketplace, you may get lucky in there. Had a couple used 680s floating around

I'm not really from anywhere around your area. Kinda like from accross the Planet here in South East Asia. lol, the shipping would increase the cost quite a bit.
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Yeah the prices here are a little more expensive, but yes I hope the prices go down a bit more especially on the 680. If I can get a used EVGA or Asus custom card for a good price I might go that route. Though the feeling of getting a brand new card instead of a used one is hard to explain, maybe it's the sentimental feeling of being the first and only person to use the card lol. Also it doesn't have wear and tear + the warranty of course. I guess I'll just wait and see where the prices are going, my target is Sept or latest would be October probably.

It's funny--I'm a graduate student in economics and even I often have a narrow view of the world! Duh! Prices aren't the same everywhere, sorry for my oversight.

I have gotten in the habit of buying last gen used video cards because the $/performance is hard to beat. I love buying new stuff too so I understand that sentiment but graphics cards in my part of the world are easy to find used and in great condition. Good luck with everything, hope you find a steal! smile.gif
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