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On EVGA's website under the B-Stock section, there are some good deals on power supplies and graphics cards. Of particular interest to Folders, such as myself is a GTX 970 for $250.
Oh, I shouldn't. I really... REALLY shouldn't. I'm still looking at it. Why am I still looking at it? I don't need it. Someone help!
 
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Wonder what would happen if I mix my Sapphire 290 with a 290x.....
 

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Wonder what would happen if I mix my Sapphire 290 with a 290x.....
They're both very similar AMD cards. I can't see that there'd be an issue, beyond heat
 
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Wonder what would happen if I mix my Sapphire 290 with a 290x.....
They're both very similar AMD cards. I can't see that there'd be an issue, beyond heat
I agree with @[Ion], those cards will work fine together. The issue is heat and power. I don't believe it's a good idea to fold on both of those cards with the psu in your system specs.
 
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Considering the GTX 1080 and 1070 is supposed to get a paper-launch in the next week or so, I'm sure sellers are going to be trying to clear their stock of the soon-to-be-previous-gen models.
 
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DB works at Microcenter. I just really wanted to post DB.
 
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Lol I can neither confirm nor deny the 1070/1080 launch being soon :pimp:
 
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Lol I can neither confirm nor deny the 1070/1080 launch being soon :pimp:
I do this joke/not-completely-a-joke for customers that ask/tell me where our towers are at work.
Customer: "I'm connected to so-and-so tower. You're on so-and-so tower right?"
Me, half-joking and lightheartedly: "I can neither confirm nor deny that, but I do have your connection pulled up here."
Now, there's two types of customers.
Customer 1: "Oh, haha! I see!"
..and..
Customer 2: "I'M TELLING YOU I'M CONNECTED TO THAT TOWER"

Anyways, Darth, blink once for each 10% of performance increase we'll see over Maxwell. :laugh:

Edit 2: Back on topic slightly, if you work for a large retail store (or some other large stores, see list in link), you might be able to get a Skylake CPU for dirt cheap via retailedge.intel.com.
 
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Darth has the Intel Retail Edge badge. He reminds me of people that see a rummage sale and park in the middle of the street or maybe that is me...
 
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Darth has the Intel Retail Edge badge. He reminds me of people that see a rummage sale and park in the middle of the street or maybe that is me...
Always stop for a good deal, that's how I get alot of my hardware and camera gear

There have been decent deals on 250-500GB NVMe drives lately too (via NewEgg and MicroCenter)
 
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