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But you also live inside EU, so why not buy from any other shop that sells them cheaper, like Germany,Spain? You won't pay any extra taxes and some shops even have free P&P. thumb.gif
Any shop tips? I'm also interested in this biggrin.gif
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But you also live inside EU, so why not buy from any other shop that sells them cheaper, like Germany,Spain? You won't pay any extra taxes and some shops even have free P&P. thumb.gif
Well,to tell you the truth,I did a little research but couldn't find any deal that was in my favor at that time...
Don't get me wrong though,I shop online for my pc all the time,but for someting like a gpu where a ton of things could go wrong,I prefer the local retailers where,afterwards I can go and pick a fight with them face to face...!!!
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Edited by mAs81 - 11/25/13 at 2:58am
   
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post #1813 of 9745
If you live in EU, this site is good to look for cheaper products:
www.kelkoo.com
post #1814 of 9745
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If you live in EU, this site is good to look for cheaper products:
www.kelkoo.com
Kudos Rar4f,bookmarked for future reference:-)
   
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post #1815 of 9745
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Yeah, matrix and toxic are best 280xs you can get, however, adding another 20€ to that price will get you a 290.. biggrin.gif That's why I decided to go with 290, just waiting for non-ref rolleyes.gif

Yeah, I was a tad dissapointed when the 290's were only $20 more than my matrix frown.gif Anyhow, happy with mine tongue.gif
post #1816 of 9745
boost is really not a thing anymore , they just downclock if they go really too hot , mine always run at idle or 1150 , and at 75 C it still is at 1150. so it s base clock is 1150 exactly like the matrix is at 1100.
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post #1817 of 9745
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Any shop tips? I'm also interested in this biggrin.gif
Before I bought mine I took a look at this two

germany: mindfactory.de
spain: pccomponentes.com

I ended up buying in Portugal because the price difference for the 280X TOP wasn't that big, bought it for ~300€
post #1818 of 9745
Matrix is premium card. If you compare Matrix with R9 290 reference, you will see that you get a noisy card that looks like crap and probably has a mediocre cooler.
Right now there is a 83$ difference between a Matrix R9 280X and a reference R9 290 in my part of the world. If a aftermarket R9 290 is released, it will be $115 difference.
The R9 280X Toxic and R9 290 reference price difference is $106. Afermarket 290 should make the difference $138.

So bear in mind comparing a reference R9 290 with a aftermarket R9 280X is not right. The closest to a reference card R9 280X is a Dual X R9 280X.
Dual X R9 280X costs $180 less than a reference R9 290.
But i agree, the Matrix is expensive. But you gotta admit it looks like a beast biggrin.gif
post #1819 of 9745
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Before I bought mine I took a look at this two

germany: mindfactory.de
spain: pccomponentes.com

I ended up buying in Portugal because the price difference for the 280X TOP wasn't that big, bought it for ~300€
Bookmarked and bookmarked and....totaly depressed now...
Neverheard of any of these shops..If I had I might have saved a euro or two in the end..
Oh well..I guess that's why I signed up at OCN,to find info like these from guys that know better..Thnx!!
   
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Been trying everywhere in Australia to buy an sapphire r9 280x but no one has them and stock and next shipment of stock is next year, is the r9 270x sapphire toxic any good or is it more worth the wait for the 280x to come into stock next year?
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