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Especially talking about AMD. R9 290X can be had for less than 500$ brand new before shipping. Is it the time to capitalize while the prices are low? Will they go back up because of the mining or has the craze officially ended?
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Can't tell the future but I'm sure they'll go up slightly over the next coming months but not to the extremes of before.

Buy now.
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Originally Posted by Juub View Post

Especially talking about AMD. R9 290X can be had for less than 500$ brand new before shipping. Is it the time to capitalize while the prices are low? Will they go back up because of the mining or has the craze officially ended?

You better believe it. If you want to upgrade, now is the time.
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If you are in the market it probably isnt a bad time to buy, seems like prices are where they should be.

That being said, with the annoucement of the rest of the "Pirate Islands" and "Bermuda" cards 390, 390x etc and with them supposedly being released in november the current 290, 290x cards should be quite the value by the end of the year.
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If you are in the market it probably isnt a bad time to buy, seems like prices are where they should be.

That being said, with the annoucement of the rest of the "Pirate Islands" and "Bermuda" cards 390, 390x etc and with them supposedly being released in november the current 290, 290x cards should be quite the value by the end of the year.
Aren't these just rumors though? I've seen nothing official yet.

I had an offering from a guy who was selling 2 Sapphire R9 290X for 880$ USD. He's willing to ship them for 900$ USD. Don't know if I should jump on it or not. Aren't these cards beasts for mining? Worst case I could always sell them back once the prices hike up and get the R9 3X series.
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Quick search and yeah my bad, thought it was released but it is indeed just a rumor....

In that case yeah time to buy new cards if you want AMD.
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GPU mining is pretty much dead. Prices will just go lower. Buy as if mining was and will not be a factor.
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post #8 of 20
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GPU mining is pretty much dead. Prices will just go lower. Buy as if mining was and will not be a factor.
I heard the prices are down because people are selling the currencies instead of mining it now. Apparently the prices will go back up once the tendency will shift more towards mining. At this point I think it may be a better idea to wait for 4K to go down and see what games have to offer.

By the time the more demanding games roll out(Witcher III, Crysis 4 etc), there should be at least one single GPU from either side that will comfortably run most games at 4K and close to 60fps.

I'll just have to lower my settings for Crysis 3. tongue.gif
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You better believe it. If you want to upgrade, now is the time.

If you're going to make statements like this you really should expand on your reasoning, and I'm not just talking about what you think might happen at some point, maybe. From what I've seen gpu mining is being phased out due to asics but that doesn't mean another type of coin might not pop up.

Buying mining cards is a gamble. I did some mining a few months ago and I'd be hesitant to buy cards that have been under full load for months on end. I'd wait a bit longer until the used market is so saturated by them that prices drop even lower.
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post #10 of 20
My thoughts are No there is no reason for it to go up, once technology ages it generally goes down in price. There is large supplies of R9 cards now, every miner is offloading them for cheap, and new ones are in stock everywhere.

ASIC is the way to mine now, considerably better then GPU mining.
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