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[Newegg] Sapphire R9 290x BF4 499 Shipped

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202058

Shipped with 4-7 day shipping its only 499.99

Bf4 version too.
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They're making it difficult for me to wait for the DirectCU models - but I must stay strong.
    
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They're making it difficult for me to wait for the DirectCU models - but I must stay strong.

With the gelid cooler this would cost as much as an aftermarket one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426026
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With the gelid cooler this would cost as much as an aftermarket one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426026

The issue isn't the cooler. I don't like the reference PCB design. I have plenty of coolers to choose from tongue.gif
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Grrr.. If only this price was permanent!
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Grrr.. If only this price was permanent!

This.

The unlockable 290s have shown a lot of people that there really isn't a difference between the two, which can lead some people to believe that the 290x is overpriced for the hardware you get. If AMD gets the hint, maybe they'll drop the price whenever the aftermarket cards hit the shelves, especially since non-reference cards are usually cheaper to make.
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lol I managed to convince Newegg to give me a full refund for my current card (Asus at $489 - $15 store credit because I missed out on using a coupon code - $45 from selling the BF4 code) I am about to RMA with them so that I could place an order for this at $499. Once I sell off this BF4 code, I would essentially have gotten this 290x for about $400. Thanks a lot, awesome Newegg rep thumb.gif
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lol I managed to convince Newegg to give me a full refund for my current card (Asus at $489 - $15 store credit because I missed out on using a coupon code - $45 from selling the BF4 code) I am about to RMA with them so that I could place an order for this at $499. Once I sell off this BF4 code, I would essentially have gotten this 290x for about $400. Thanks a lot, awesome Newegg rep thumb.gif

I'm confused........



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post #9 of 17
My Asus 290x is being RMA'ed and it is current out of stock at newegg. So they agreed to give me a store credit instead of a straight up replacement for another Asus 290x. Now I am not going to get that store credit for another week, so there was no way for me to be able to take advantage of this deal. I call up newegg and the rep (with the ok from his supervisor) agrees to change the store credit to a full refund ($589 even though it cost me effectively $530) so that I could buy this exact same card at $499 each.
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

lol I managed to convince Newegg to give me a full refund for my current card (Asus at $489 - $15 store credit because I missed out on using a coupon code - $45 from selling the BF4 code) I am about to RMA with them so that I could place an order for this at $499. Once I sell off this BF4 code, I would essentially have gotten this 290x for about $400. Thanks a lot, awesome Newegg rep thumb.gif

Are you drunk... because reading this made me feel like I am.


Good deal OP!
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