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For sale on newegg!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127787

 

Not that awful of a price. Basically a $50 difference between it and the GTX 780Ti Classified, which those two cards should be competing against each other handily. Surprised MSI didn't screw this launch up for once.

post #162 of 301
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For sale on newegg!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127787
Tempted but I'll have to pass. Just have to keep telling myself that my 780 Classy is all I need.....drool.gif
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post #163 of 301
The price is actually tempting. Makes the choice between that or a 780 Ti Classy so much harder.
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post #164 of 301
Not worth $200 over reference card in my opinion.
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I agree. Way too much money and Maxwell looms.
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post #166 of 301
Good God, we've arrived at the point where $750 is considered a decent price for a Lightning version of a card that stickered for $550 at launch and is SLOWER than its competition! I know the mining craze has affected pricing but this sucks. This card would be $600 in a normal world...
post #167 of 301
Ncix is taking pre-orders at the same price too

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=94957&vpn=R9%20290X%20LIGHTNING&manufacture=MSI

Now just Amazon & Tigerdirect remaining.

If this was $650 I would have posted a screenshot of my order Invoice instead.
post #168 of 301
I can't justify spending that kind of money on my backup rig. Though I could get something for my 580 Lightning so it wouldn't be as bad. Would probably be better off with something like a 7970 or 770 Lighting...
post #169 of 301
I am sure its great card. But, I am bit disappointed to see it at this price point.
Candidly speaking, it's a day late and dollar short when comparing it to Nvidia's non ref card which has been out for awhile.

May be I am missing something, and someone can fill me in.....
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sooooo, if I say... tried to flash my card with this cards bios, would I brick it?
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