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i grabbed two just for gaming.... from 100% feedback sellers and has been smooth sailing ever since... lol
    
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Good deal man, I've noticed lower prices as well.
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Stock 290s? Interesting...
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You gotta admit, a 290 for sub 300 is the definition of the near perfect modern price/performance structure in new AMD GPUs.
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You gotta admit, a 290 for sub 300 is the definition of the near perfect modern price/performance structure in new AMD GPUs.

meh... CF 290's for $640 means i am pretty much set for the next 5 years at 1440p.... a single ti still cost 700... so... yeah lol

would i like better nvidia drivers, sure of course... but amd isnt to shabby, but i still prefer nvidia drivers, but im not paying twice the price.
    
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meh... CF 290's for $640 means i am pretty much set for the next 5 years at 1440p.... a single ti still cost 700... so... yeah lol

would i like better nvidia drivers, sure of course... but amd isnt to shabby, but i still prefer nvidia drivers, but im not paying twice the price.

I remember getting a 7970 for $220 on eBay about a month before prices $500+ were standard for a while.
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You gotta admit, a 290 for sub 300 is the definition of the near perfect modern price/performance structure in new AMD GPUs.

"Perfect"? Maybe we have different standards, but sub-$300 is a little generous. wink.gif Hmm, wait for Maxwell and be happy for the next several years or grab a 290 now and be happy for the next several years? I'm just happy that the miners are learning and being less dumb!
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"Perfect"? Maybe we have different standards, but sub-$300 is a little generous. wink.gif Hmm, wait for Maxwell and be happy for the next several years or grab a 290 now and be happy for the next several years? I'm just happy that the miners are learning and being less dumb!

Near perfect, especially when compared to equivalent nVidia offerings.
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problem with ebay cards is being able to get warranty support down the road. afaik, only gigabyte and msi dont require original owner+receipt for RMA
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problem with ebay cards is being able to get warranty support down the road. afaik, only gigabyte and msi dont require original owner+receipt for RMA

True, but with a reputable seller and eBay Buyer Protection on your side, if it's a bad card, you have plenty of time to test it before you're screwed.
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