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Promoted 05-28-2015 by Discombobulated at 01:30 AM View Original Post
Update: Popular offer is available again w/ new promo code listed below or found on product page.

Newegg.com has Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5 Video Card (100373L) + Dirt Rally Game Voucher on sale for $179.99 - $10.80 with promo code EMCASNW26 - $20 Rebate = $149.19. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Limit one rebate per household. Rebate is valid through 5/31. - Discombobulated

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Edited May 28, 2015 at 02:20 AM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. This is cheaper than the last +33 FP Deal for this Sapphire Card!
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Free video game with purchase. DIRT RALLY

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I currently have a Diamond Radeon HD 5670 with 1 GB (don't laugh at me). It's served me well since I only play old games like Left 4 Dead 2 or Counter-Strike: GO. But recently I sold my Xbox 360 and have been getting more games for PC (especially after seeing all the deals on here). I bought WWE 2K15 and my video card really stuggles with it. Even on the lowest settings it's like it's in slow motion and it's not really playable. I also just bought NBA 2K15 and I had to tone down the video settings to get it to run smooth.

My monitor is 1680 x 1050, it's 10 years old, but honestly I'm happy with it and don't plan on changing it until it dies. My other PC specs are fine. I have a Core i7-860, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD and a 3 TB HDD (games going on the HDD obviously).

I would like for a video card to last me for about 4 years. So knowing this, do you guys think I should buy something like this, or a R9 290? That's the debate I am facing now. Thank you in advance for those who will help me out.
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Quote from earlcaulley View Post :
I currently have a Diamond Radeon HD 5670 with 1 GB (don't laugh at me). It's served me well since I only play old games like Left 4 Dead 2 or Counter-Strike: GO. But recently I sold my Xbox 360 and have been getting more games for PC (especially after seeing all the deals on here). I bought WWE 2K15 and my video card really stuggles with it. Even on the lowest settings it's like it's in slow motion and it's not really playable. I also just bought NBA 2K15 and I had to tone down the video settings to get it to run smooth.

My monitor is 1680 x 1050, it's 10 years old, but honestly I'm happy with it and don't plan on changing it until it dies. My other PC specs are fine. I have a Core i7-860, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD and a 3 TB HDD (games going on the HDD obviously).

I would like for a video card to last me for about 4 years. So knowing this, do you guys think I should buy something like this, or a R9 290? That's the debate I am facing now. Thank you in advance for those who will help me out.
Go for the 290 if $ is not the issue...and u have a strong psu

I think you'd be fine with a gtx 750 ti 2gb for $120 with that monitor resolution..
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Quote from earlcaulley View Post :
I currently have a Diamond Radeon HD 5670 with 1 GB (don't laugh at me). It's served me well since I only play old games like Left 4 Dead 2 or Counter-Strike: GO. But recently I sold my Xbox 360 and have been getting more games for PC (especially after seeing all the deals on here). I bought WWE 2K15 and my video card really stuggles with it. Even on the lowest settings it's like it's in slow motion and it's not really playable. I also just bought NBA 2K15 and I had to tone down the video settings to get it to run smooth.

My monitor is 1680 x 1050, it's 10 years old, but honestly I'm happy with it and don't plan on changing it until it dies. My other PC specs are fine. I have a Core i7-860, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD and a 3 TB HDD (games going on the HDD obviously).

I would like for a video card to last me for about 4 years. So knowing this, do you guys think I should buy something like this, or a R9 290? That's the debate I am facing now. Thank you in advance for those who will help me out.
Your current card is slow and old. This is 4-5 times quicker, based on the passmark scores. As such, I think that if you're willing to accept the relative performance you get today from your HD--or at least it's lasted you until now--the R9 280 would be okay for you for a few years.

The R9 290 is a bad buy for you. You're paying a far higher percentage in increased cost vs its actual higher percentage in performance. Much better to buy the 280 and a few years down the line ebay it for a few bucks and then leap frog the R9 290.
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Go for the 290 if $ is not the issue...and u have a strong psu

I think you'd be fine with a gtx 750 ti 2gb for $120 with that monitor resolution..
Thank you for your reply. I forgot to mention my PSU is 600W.

It's funny because when I did my initial research on video cards, it was looking like the GTX 750 Ti would be the right choice for me. So it's comforting to know that I wasn't completely ignorant of video cards.

My budget is preferrably $150, but I could go up to $200 if it's a awesome deal.
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Your current card is slow and old. This is 4-5 times quicker, based on the passmark scores. As such, I think that if you're willing to accept the relative performance you get today from your HD--or at least it's lasted you until now--the R9 280 would be okay for you for a few years.

The R9 290 is a bad buy for you. You're paying a far higher percentage in increased cost vs its actual higher percentage in performance. Much better to buy the 280 and a few years down the line ebay it for a few bucks and then leap frog the R9 290.
Thank you for the wise words. And that's what I am looking for, I want to avoid throwing away money for a card that I wouldn't take advantage of. I am most likely going to pull the trigger on this deal.
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What're the difference sbetween this and the XFX version, just the lifetime warranty?
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My card still holds up great and is a great value if you're gaming at 1080p.
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Currently crying looking at this price remembering how hard it was to even *get* one of these during the big days of mining, let alone afford it, let alone afford ten of them
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thanks OP. repped
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Quote from earlcaulley View Post :
Thank you for your reply. I forgot to mention my PSU is 600W.

It's funny because when I did my initial research on video cards, it was looking like the GTX 750 Ti would be the right choice for me. So it's comforting to know that I wasn't completely ignorant of video cards.

My budget is preferrably $150, but I could go up to $200 if it's a awesome deal.
I settled on a gtx 970, sold the games and my final price was $240. I'm very happy with it at 1080P. It's so quiet and runs really cool... Auto boosts to 1297mhz stock.

I've been looking at the 750 ti for a second cheap build..the zotac is only $120. The 280 is stronger, but honestly for the $50 difference you might not see it at your resolution. If you said you were at 1080P I'd say go for the 280, the 3gb vram would be worth it.
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seems like a solid upgrade from my 6850. I currently run a i5 2500k. Do I need to upgrade my CPU or overclock it to benefit from it?
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