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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post

I don't shop at Newegg. Fry's/Microcenter are my go to places, especially considering I work at MC lol.

So like I said you basically aren't looking very hard.
 
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post #42 of 50
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I don't shop at Newegg.

 

Well there's your problem.

 

Although, newegg has gotten a lot worse lately.

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post #43 of 50
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It's because nobody wants a used, overheating amd piece of $500 junk.


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Loud but I don't understand paying 1k for titans and then complaining that the 290s are junk at 500$....during the highest part of the mining craze for virtually identical performance...
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shame im skipping the 290/x offerings this generation, i'll be sure to grab the next gen amd cards.

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too bad I am Nvidia exclusive for now due to PCIE 2.0 8x limit.

Next gen AMD card or all 290s are XDMA crossfire via PCIE. (I aint have enough bandwidth room for that)
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I'm currently poking around ebay and resellers for 290s... maybe a 290x... seems the bottom has come out from under the 290s... the 290xs seem to hold a little value though. looking like i can get a new 290 with a solid cooler from 350... used for 300... and original blowers are all under 300 if you know where to look.
 
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Time to buy a used r9 290 for my new build smile.gif
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Like I seen in an earlier statement, A persone was selling 60+ 290's BF4 Sapphires for 199 and 12 bucks to ship. I almost pulled the trigger and added a third to my system but I stayed strong and did not buy. I really dont need 3 for a single 1440p
 
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post #49 of 50
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Like I seen in an earlier statement, A persone was selling 60+ 290's BF4 Sapphires for 199 and 12 bucks to ship. I almost pulled the trigger and added a third to my system but I stayed strong and did not buy. I really dont need 3 for a single 1440p


With the position I'm in, having Quad 780 Ti Classifieds and a 4K monitor... I'm maxing out the VRAM is everything I play, so that extra 1GB would go pretty far, and for the price it would do well to swap for a Tri-fire or Quad-fire setup. Considering the performance in BF4 beats NV card for card atm, which is one of the main games I play...
    
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post #50 of 50
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too bad I am Nvidia exclusive for now due to PCIE 2.0 8x limit.

What's the advantage? VRAM related?
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