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Wonder if AMD has increased pricing on their end. Everyone taking advantage of the opportunity. mad.gif
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I am hoping the price keeps going up so I can sell these cards for $700 each and get some 780ti's.

If this bitcoin "crash" doesnt reverse, expect the prices to drop.

Note that a bitcoin price drop results in a much sharper drop in prices of altcoins.

E.g. if bitcoin goes down 20%, the exchange rate of, say, Ultracoin:BTC will not go up 20% to retain its same value in USD. Nor will it stay the same in terms of BTC. It will drop too. So a 20% price drop in bitcoin may translate to a 40% drop in the price of a random scrypt coin. Check out cryptsy and see how a great deal of the coins are dropping hard since the "crash". Main exceptions right now being Dogecoin (up 66%) and Infinitecoin (up 25%)
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And I was thinking $549 was a lot when I bought my 290x tongue.gif
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Good thing I hunted my 290Xs and bought 4 one shot for my gaming rig biggrin.gif

Was priced at $570 but that was cheaped compared to what they are priced now!
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I have looked high and low.. And still cannot find the difference between the R9-290A-ENFC (Core Edition), and the R9-290A-ENBC (Black Edition)...?! What the hell? Can someone please enlighten me as to which one I should buy if I'm going to watercool? Dammit it's so frustrating...
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Wonder if AMD has increased pricing on their end. Everyone taking advantage of the opportunity. mad.gif
This has always been a good question and quite looked over to be honest. It is possible they have now, but we would be guessing. But I can guarantee that the first Bitcoin boom with these cards and the ensuing price hikes gave not one single extra cent to AMD. Generally AMD sells according to orders so say Newegg (moneygrubbingmotha...) who would have ordered an original amount, for arguments sake lets say 1000 units. They sold 100 before the Craze and then had 900 left that they decided to increase the price. Because they already had the purchase into to AMD for the 1000 at a certain cost they would not be required nor obligated to pay the extra profit gained from the hike to AMD. Unfortunately I feel it should be illegal for such to transpire but (this is the unfortunate part) it isn't.
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hey guys i got my NZXT G10 and running it with my Corsair H55 and i cant get it above 1080mhz on core

could it be that its the limit of my card since on stock clock they cant get above 1080mhz as well
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If you're water cooling it won't matter

Thanks for that.. But still, what the hell is the difference? They're only $10 more for the black.. What can that even be?
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So glad I got my 290 for $380... It was a good deal then, it's a steal now.
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