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MSI GTX 970 MME for $339 AR a good deal?

PlayerXXX 92 14 August 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Hi folks... looking to join the PC master race. I had bought a Sapphire R9 290x on sale at NewEgg for $260 AR, but unfortunately even with my beefy 850W PSU the card would constantly shut down my PC. I even went so far to take out everything (extra hard drives, dvd, additionial processor and memory) just to reduce the power draw of my base system and it still kept happening. Not sure if it was a bad card or what, but oh well.. moving on. I hear the MSI 970gtx is a very good card. Keeps its cool and very power efficient, which given my recent power woes with the Sapphire, I think will be a good thing.

Question though, I had gotten the R9 off a Slick Deals post and it really was a "slick deal". This one doesn't seem as slick.. wondering if I should wait or pull the trigger. I know eventually it will go lower, but realistically how much lower do you we think it will go say in the next couple of months? Is $349 still a great deal for this card or should I wait?

Thanks!

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You can find gtx 970s cheaper http://slickdeals.net/f/8007185-evga-geforce-gtx-970-b-stock-for-255-shipped?v=1&src=SiteSearch

Personally I would spring for 980 or r9 390x (slight future proofing without breaking bank); the 3.5GB in the 970 gonna hold it back in the future but depends on what you play and how high also. If I had to spend less then $500 on a GPU tomorrow, I'd probably get a r9 390x just bc it will have full DX12 support while older cards might not be able to use all the new features.

Also your R9 290x sounds like there is something wrong with the card unless you didn't have everything plugged in (if the computer runs fine w/o then def is the card). Send it back under warranty unless you can return or exchange it (then just keep and use it).
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