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[US] Newegg: Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce @ $549.99 w/ $50 gift card

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by happita, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. happita

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    not even a 290x?? damn *coin miners...I was SO looking forward to grabbing a good card at a solid price....
     
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    reviews for this card look bad. 50% failure rate and the non ref cooler seems to suck
     
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    50% failure, and HOW long has it been on the market?? That doesn't bode well....
     
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    Well theres selection bios, if it works the people are probably playing games and not writing reviews.
     
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    I was able to find myself a Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X at a decent price so I jumped on that yesterday before I just found this on the egg.

    If there's a problem with the card, that's why there is a warranty. Granted, it might not be the best non-reference out there, but it's certainly much better than reference in terms of temps/noise.

    edit: I just noticed some of the reviews, looks like people are having a hard time with this particular 290. Gigabyte should focus more on quality control before shipping these out, what were they thinking? No wonder why it's discounted :p
     
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    I love my windforce3 7950. The heatsink design is very good and keeps the VRM cool as well. I wish I could easily put new fans on it though. Above 60% it starts to sound like a small aircraft taking off.
     
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    Ha sold out already and with tax and shipping its still around 6 bills... no thanks i'll stick with what I got
     
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    Absolutely, 7970 cfx is beast and a great setup, despite what many uninformed spew on about.

    I miss the days of reasonably priced AMD cards, like a $400 290 :cry:
     
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    Psh. Who needs two. I would understand if you were 1440p or higher though.
     
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    That's a good point... I've been mentally budgeting to replace both 6950's with a pair of 280x's, and lamenting not enough RAM, but I should really be able to manage a good 290 or 290 X, and still run all three monitors solidly.
     

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