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Well great if I'm wrong; glad it's not really such a waste of time and power. I know what distributed computing is and what it does (and used to run BOINC myself years ago) but was still skeptical as to real-world results.

However, considering electricity costs vs return is why most miners stop then my original point is still valid. If the guy wanted to fold he would be already.

More on topic--a 7950 TF3 just went on eBay for $170.
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Nice. Good to see prices doing some good. Hopefully a lower AMD market will also drive down Nvidia. Then we win, red and green fans win. :-)

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Well great if I'm wrong; glad it's not really such a waste of time and power. I know what distributed computing is and what it does (and used to run BOINC myself years ago) but was still skeptical as to real-world results.

However, considering electricity costs vs return is why most miners stop then my original point is still valid. If the guy wanted to fold he would be already.

More on topic--a 7950 TF3 just went on eBay for $170.

Power doesn't matter so much in the winter, as you're just losing a little bit vs what you pay for gas. But it isn't winter any more so... ya. I'm not folding when it's 100 degrees outside lol.

Tempting, but 7950s were already going for less than $200 new before the price hike. Maybe they'll drop even more biggrin.gif

Also, what's gonna happen to Nvidia prices? Most people won't buy a 770 that's more expensive than a 290, I predict we'll see some nice price drops from them as well.
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im happy with mine - here is my 3d firestrike extreme score at 1090 core i got for $326 http://puu.sh/7YZ4g.jpg

not bad for $326.
    
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Oh I'm well aware of the price situation; had a TF3 and thought I could get a second for Crossfire for like $150 but then the mining craze messed that up. However I really can't complain as I sold mine for $450 and got a 670 4GB with a block for much less. But I need more GPU power as 1440P and not sure what route to go now but nice to have more options again.
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im happy with mine - here is my 3d firestrike extreme score at 1090 core i got for $326 http://puu.sh/7YZ4g.jpg

not bad for $326.

Its hard to compare to Extreme scores since you have to buy 3dmark to get them
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If only they went for that price here in Oztraila mad.gif
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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.

Well if you are going to compare prices of mined gpu's to a brand new msrp, then yeah I would agree the price/performance is there. I have picked up a few gtx 780's (1 Evga reference 1 asus direct cu) for $350 a piece and passed on a 780 ti for $500. Just keep your eye sharp and you will come across very good deals.
post #29 of 90
Yep pretty much. GPU mining is not even worth bothering with at this point unless you are just trying to put coins away and hope that they go up in value again (which is a long shot with ASIC's right around the corner) No one wants 290/290x cards anymore either it seems unless you are willing to sell them for peanuts. Look at all the people selling them on the marketplace here for 50-100$ below MSRP and not getting any interest. I personally can't even find a buyer for my 290x's that was willing to pay anywhere near a fair price.

I didn't even buy my cards for mining either, I bought them for gaming, but with my setup two cards having to run at 70%+ fan speed to maintain reasonable temps does not exactly make a great gaming experience and I don't know if I really even need the second card most of the time.
 
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I didn't even buy my cards for mining either, I bought them for gaming, but with my setup two cards having to run at 70%+ fan speed to maintain reasonable temps does not exactly make a great gaming experience and I don't know if I really even need the second card most of the time.

Really? Says your X-Star is at 120Hz...
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