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CDW is legit, they are one of our vendors at work. Never had an issue getting parts from them.

Good to hear my research wasn't poorly conducted then!
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Good to hear my research wasn't poorly conducted then!

Yeah they are pretty good, I wouldn't worry ordering from them with a personal account.

I would have bought the 290x I just posted but tax for me make it the same as the newegg price gouging.

Note that the cheap MSI you posted states 290X in the title but the model only shows 290.
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Note that the cheap MSI you posted states 290X in the title but the model only shows 290.

Thanks for pointing that out, went back and edited my post to reflect the correct card version.
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Guys shop BLT just got the R9 290(X) Tri-X cards on their catalog... this just happened today so hurry as it's the best non-reference design!

The status is:

This item is not in stock. It is ordered from the manufacturer as needed. After you place your order, we will order it from the manufacturer. When it arrives into our warehouse, usually within 15 business days, we will fill your order and ship it to you. If the estimated time of arrival (ETA) changes from 15 business days, we will notify you and update your order's online status.

But, yesterday it didn't even show up so I'd expect these to start coming in.
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Guys shop BLT just got the R9 290(X) Tri-X cards on their catalog... this just happened today so hurry as it's the best non-reference design!

The status is:

This item is not in stock. It is ordered from the manufacturer as needed. After you place your order, we will order it from the manufacturer. When it arrives into our warehouse, usually within 15 business days, we will fill your order and ship it to you. If the estimated time of arrival (ETA) changes from 15 business days, we will notify you and update your order's online status.

But, yesterday it didn't even show up so I'd expect these to start coming in.

Should drop link sorry:

http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=thispage&thispage=0110040015012_BTY0775P.shtml

Also, I live in CA, and get gouged on tax by Newegg and Amazon. No tax here for you CA people. Also, no inflated prices. This is 20 bucks over the 450.00 asked by Sapphire, but when I don't pay tax it is still better than MSRP for me.
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Should drop link sorry:

http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=thispage&thispage=0110040015012_BTY0775P.shtml

Also, I live in CA, and get gouged on tax by Newegg and Amazon. No tax here for you CA people. Also, no inflated prices. This is 20 bucks over the 450.00 asked by Sapphire, but when I don't pay tax it is still better than MSRP for me.
Beat me to it, I only had time to order it before I left, but yeah all non reference cards are up on that site, most at decent prices too. Looks like I'll have to wait ~ 17 days for my card, but it's so worth it for 470$. I've heard some complaints about that particular site, but mostly good reviews. Ordering holds your place in line, but you can cancel assuming they haven't already shipped it. It also looks like they have the same 30 day return /replacement as newegg, but you have to pay a restocking fee if you return it for a refund. Worst case scenario you can still get replacements through the manufacturer under warranty. Looks like you can't return the product if you remove the manufacturer's seals.

I'm assuming this won't come with a copy of BF4, but it's still freaking cheap. Soooo excited.
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Visiontek also sells their reference 290/290x as well as the Cryovenom (EK watercooled) cards directly. They keep getting some in stock, so keep checking there also: http://www.visiontekproducts.com/index.php/products/graphics-cards/consumer-graphics-cards
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Beat me to it, I only had time to order it before I left, but yeah all non reference cards are up on that site, most at decent prices too. Looks like I'll have to wait ~ 17 days for my card, but it's so worth it for 470$. I've heard some complaints about that particular site, but mostly good reviews. Ordering holds your place in line, but you can cancel assuming they haven't already shipped it. It also looks like they have the same 30 day return /replacement as newegg, but you have to pay a restocking fee if you return it for a refund. Worst case scenario you can still get replacements through the manufacturer under warranty. Looks like you can't return the product if you remove the manufacturer's seals.

I'm assuming this won't come with a copy of BF4, but it's still freaking cheap. Soooo excited.

I have ordered some other stuff from shopblt with no drama, but who knows. I was looking for these at reasonable prices for the last month, and stumbled on this thread when I searched "Will R9 290 prices ever drop", laugh. So I thought I'd give back to the community, grin. Before finding these today I was seriously considering "The Mod" with some 620s AIO on a reference card, and almost went for it, but I'm paranoid about VRM temps. With this particular cooler (Sapphire Tri-X) I don't think it will be possible to do the mod and keep the cooler for VRMs because of the way it's designed (and of course its' greatest strength). Being as it is a reference PCB though, it does open up EKB block options down the road if two of these choke in my Corsair 550D, hehe. I considered the Visiontek with the blocks on it but I'm not prepared to do an open loop / custom water set up. Closed loop/AIO 120mm per GPU was the extend of my adventuresome spirit, unless there is an easier way to deploy the VisionTek cards with water blocks.

Anyone else doing any custom cooling on these?
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Anyone else doing any custom cooling on these?
I probably will later down the line, but I really know nothing about cooling solutions. Right now my rig is running on a 7750, so I think I'll be quite happy with the performance at stock clocks hehe. All I really have left to upgrade on my system is to get a SSD, and the GPU. I've been holding off on playing so many games simply because my GPU is crap, I'll be able to do so much more now.
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As most of us already know MSRP prices for 290s are 400-450$, and 550-600$ for 290xs yet are being sold for 500-580$ and 609$-730$ respectively on Newegg, which they've been that way for at least a month, if not months.

The R9 290 Tri-X when released on Newegg went for 500$ which was unbeatable at the time for a non reference card, yet sold out in hours mostly because it was cheaper than the reference cards. That showed that even though there was limited supply Newegg was capable of not having absurd prices despite low supply. At some point in the near future, I believe Newegg and other sites are going to switch to selling more cards for less rather than less cards for more as demand is dropping.

Litecoin difficulty is still rising while coin prices aren't changing to justify buying R9 cards, I've been told it takes 6 months of continually mining 24/7 with a 290x to pay it off. I'm going to guess that most of the R9s bought for litemining rigs will die off soon, and it will be mostly gamers buying them now, which means most of the gamers at this point wanting a R9 290/290x are either waiting for the price to drop or buying Nvidia, meaning profits for R9 290/290xs are going drop, and prices along with it.

Many already knew this was going to happen, it was just a question of when. Does anyone have any educated guesses as to when?

The ASUS DirectCU non reference R9 290 and XFX haven't been released yet, so there's bound to still be a high demand for the newer non references. Furthermore, aside from the Gigabyte non reference, all non reference cards are sold out, and will probably continue to do be that way for quite some time. The reference cards however, I believe to be a completely different case. Only 6/26 290s/290xs on Newegg are sold out, which is unusual. 1/4 non reference cards are in stock, 3/6 if you're counting the Gigabytes (I don't know the status of those cards anymore, they apparently were recalled because of defects, but at the same time I heard that was an exaggeration).

My prediction is that in a week reference cards will drop fairly significantly in price, as many are already getting some pretty good bundles along with them. As for non reference cards I predict 3 weeks.
What about you guys? Any educated guesses as to when they'll drop in price and to what lengths they'll drop?

Untill nvidia maxwell or the new amd gpu's
My prediction is there will be many many many 3weeks before ever seeing a legitimate price drop.
Aside from titan's high price which allows nvidia to markup their other cards and miners taking use of amd's memory speeds, there is no logical reason for these stores to drop price.
If 20 stores sell product A and B for $500 and $600, and 2 stores sell them for $400 and $500, the only people losing money are the 2 stores

Supply and demand is too serious right now, but if you go buy 50 290's from certain places you will pay $440 still thumb.gif
  
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