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Hello! I am needing suggestions on what to do for my future mining rig. I currently have a decent gaming rig that needs a new gpu, so I thought the new gpu could be used for mining too. I have an account on Multipool (auto mines the most profitable coin) and with that my GTX 460 does absolutely horrible (~50k/h s). I have about 250 dollars to spend on a graphics card and need help on what to get. Some help on getting the kinks worked out would be nice too ( even though I have a pretty good understanding of everything).
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Well the R9 280, not X ( rebranded 7950) should be hitting stores some time this week or maybe next week suposedly at around $250. Would be good for mining and gaming.

That is IF it comes out at the expected price. It can be at a higher price if the retailers want to up the price for the miners that WILL be buying up all the cards.
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Okay thanks for the suggestion I will look out for it.
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This is the best price/performance card available right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802R

I know the R9 280 is supposed to be released soon but with the current state of the market, I would highly doubt it will come in at $250. I'm expecting it will be around $325 so this card makes the most sense right now. It will get around 450 KH/s too thumb.gif
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