Thanks guys. I picked it up from amazon. After shipping TD and amazon were exactly the same price. I considered the 7950, but having a 5850 and wanting a bit better driver experience I opted for Nvidia. Hopefully this isn't a bad choice.
Also just picked it up from amazon. Includes the $150 in game garbage which can be sold on ebay, along with a bounceback award if you buy from a referral link (I used hardforum where I first found the deal)
This deal was sitting there for days and I ignored it because of it being "galaxy" but they have a rep on hardforum, it has a 680pcb, custom cooler, good default clock setting, and a good price. I had to jump.
I didnt even think about selling the ingame money. Is that really doable?
I looked on ebay and all 3 of them can net 20-25 dollars each, though the game Hawken seems to be comparatively unpopular, the other two seem to sell with no problem, giving you an extra 40-50 bucks or so, lowering the actual buy price to under 300. In any case I plan to pawn off all 3 ASAP unless I find some compelling reason to play one of them. I do have steam, I loathe the big game publishers, so I have to at least give them a look see.
This article makes a good point though, having to play against people who will just buy themselves all the most powerful stuff and have no problem spending hundreds because they have a lot of money.. so in that light I don't know if I like the idea of buying one's items in game.. it's great for rich people who want to show off but for people who have more common sense..
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