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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

I stopped mining a couple months ago. Higher difficulty and lower prices made it not worth the trouble for me.

So now I have 3x 280x and 2x 7950 and 2x 990FXA-UD3 rev 4 and 2x 750w gold thermaltake TR2 psu just sitting here

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Can I have one? tongue.gif

Check this out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-R7950-Twin-Frozr-3GD5-OC-Radeon-HD-7950-3GB-384-bit-GDDR5/261453109895?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222006%26algo%3DSIC.FITP%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D21398%26meid%3D6280736023999647448%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D9407%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D191127082011

10 mins remaining, $117 USD. TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY. AAHHH
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And it ended up selling over $160 if you include shipping. Still a good price for a 7950 TF3
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And it ended up selling over $160 if you include shipping. Still a good price for a 7950 TF3

Yup, absolute steal at that price IMO.
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post #44 of 90
Meh I got one new for that last fall
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I just picked up one 290 for 310 and I am probably going to pick up another for around the same price. After I sell my 7970s this venture will of only cost me about 300 usd.
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Talking with a guy now to buy a R9 290 for $350 CAD. Thank god I waited to buy lol. Market is flooded with mining GPU's. Might buy another for my GF's rig and get rid of her aging GTX 480.
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post #47 of 90
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Talking with a guy now to buy a R9 290 for $350 CAD. Thank god I waited to buy lol. Market is flooded with mining GPU's. Might buy another for my GF's rig and get rid of her aging GTX 480.

I've been recommending a handful of 280x and 290's that have transferable warranty. I've watched a few go for as low as $275 for a 290 and still having 2 2/3 years of warranty left looks promising to me.

On another note, good thing I invested the "mining" money into Nvidia cards, their values haven't diminished like AMD's have for the time being.
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You Guys got me looking on Ebay
Going to buy one just to Try LOL biggrin.gif
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post #49 of 90
yeah, Ebay is flooded with cheap R9 290's . I even saw a couple of R9 290X for $400, I couldn't believe it eek.gif.

GET EM BOYS WHILE U STILL CAN sonic.gif
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post #50 of 90
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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.
Nvidia drivers are equally bad >.>
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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!
What if maxwell turns out to be like Haswell?
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