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post #71 of 301
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Originally Posted by Toan View Post

Im at 1165/1625 on my 290. Its under water though. If he can get that on the stock air cooler, I'd say thats pretty good in my books.

What? Hes testing a lightning. 5 heatpipe TwinFrozr V cooler
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post #72 of 301
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Affordable in the US? Not a chance. Miner tax will be applied at launch so im thinking 799.99

Okay, enough of this "miner tax" crap. Newegg had 290X's for $550 today.

*EDIT* Still available at the time of writing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131522
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post #73 of 301
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Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw View Post

Okay, enough of this "miner tax" crap. Newegg had 290X's for $550 today.

*EDIT* Still available at the time of writing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131522

that is still $80 above msrp.
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post #74 of 301
No, it's not. $550 is the MSRP for the reference 290x.
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

No, it's not. $550 is the MSRP for the reference 290x.

Was it? I am pretty sure is was around $450-$500.

Could be wrong...
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post #76 of 301
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What? Hes testing a lightning. 5 heatpipe TwinFrozr V cooler

What I'm saying is that with that twinfrozr cooler his clocks are just as good as mine, granted mine is just a normal 290.
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post #77 of 301
$400 MSRP for the R9 290, $550 MSRP for the R9 290X
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post #78 of 301
Arent those prices for the stock cooler though?
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Originally Posted by y2kcamaross View Post

$400 MSRP for the R9 290, $550 MSRP for the R9 290X

Got it. i guess the prices are coming back down.
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post #80 of 301
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Arent those prices for the stock cooler though?

550$ for stock 290x's 600$ for aftermarket (at least Sapphire's is supposed to be, can't really speak for others but I would assume the same).
 
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