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Originally Posted by bloodkil93 View Post

You guys are lucky, should see the prices here in the UK, the Tri X R9 290X is £499.99GBP ($840USD), the reference models are about £420GBP ($690USD) which is how much I paid for mine.

That's because Overclockers can be expensive.

Of course, we pay ~20% tax (VAT) on everything we buy here, included in sale price.

If you are savvy, you can grab a 290X Trix for 500 euro from some German etailers, they are always very competetively priced.

http://geizhals.de/sapphire-radeon-r9-290x-tri-x-oc-11226-00-40g-a1048381.html

Chec out price history, it has been at 514 euro and 500 euro price points recently.
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Originally Posted by Gumbi View Post

That's because Overclockers can be expensive.

Of course, we pay ~20% tax (VAT) on everything we buy here, included in sale price.

If you are savvy, you can grab a 290X Trix for 500 euro from some German etailers, they are always very competetively priced.

You gotta be careful though as sometimes it's taxed on import.
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Originally Posted by bloodkil93 View Post

You gotta be careful though as sometimes it's taxed on import.

Never the case, you pay the tax at sale price. One of the benefits of living in the EU, free trade.

I've had several orders over the years from Hardwareversand (19 euro flat shipping fee no matter how big the order) and have spent probably 2.5k there over 3 years. I'be never been taxed.

Why would I be?
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Man I want to grab 1 or 2 as well but not if Newegg gouges me, I really want to boycott Newegg permanently now. Hopefully Amazon will have them soon as well.

If they were the only ones I could understand that sentiment... It is practically every US retailer with a few exceptions here and there (ShopBLT.)
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Amazon has not really gouged prices, they just seem to go out of stock asap. Newegg was gouging the most of the big retailers as well.
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How's the coil whine for your 290X's everyone?
Thank you.
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Amazon has not really gouged prices, they just seem to go out of stock asap. Newegg was gouging the most of the big retailers as well.

Yeah I'm done buying from newegg. Worst pricing policy ever.
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My 290 has no coil while, except the fan makes a whining noise at anything above 75%.
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How's the coil whine for your 290X's everyone?
Thank you.

I have alittle noise in my headphones at high fps no coilwhine though, Might be the onboard audio aswell happysmiley.gif


Side note: I'm inches away from pulling the trigger on a second 290, anyone had any stutter or latency issues? How is it performance wise? biggrin.gif Never had dual gpus before. Just want to do a final check ^^
Edited by Widde - 1/7/14 at 4:56pm
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