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[ASAP] R9-290X for €475: To buy or not to buy?

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I can get my hands on an MSI R9-290c for €475

Should I buy it?
(I will WC it later)
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

5870 X 4

Very funny :-)

Just picked up the MSRP for the 290X: €400 without VAT => €400*121% = €484
Not an uber-deal, so I'll wait a bit :-)
   
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Best deal is 465 Euro here but it wont be available for another 10 days or so.
The 290 is a better option for us Europeans we might as well get 2 of those thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

Best deal is 465 Euro here but it wont be available for another 10 days or so.
The 290 is a better option for us Europeans we might as well get 2 of those thumb.gif

Hmm, maybe (but I already have a classy on the wat for €500)

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