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TestGuyz 6 18 August 13, 2015 at 09:10 PM in Computers (3) More Newegg Deals
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Hi,

I saw this video card on Newegg today so I bought it and it came with a free game
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

the card is: MSI GeForce GTX 960 GTX 960 GAMING 2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814127843

the cards on sale for $189.99 with the free game
my order summary shows a $0.99 credit for the game making the card $189
plus it has a $20 rebate and I sold the game on ebay for $40, after fees it came to around $35

basically its $189 - $20 - $35 = $134

I was wondering did I get a good deal on this video card?
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#2
Yes. Good deal. Some people would prefer the 4gb card, but this price point is good. Too bad there's lots of hoops to jump through.
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u has to sold the game on ebay....... so that kinda kill it for me ....
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Its so so imo
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#5
great deal if you have a 1080p monitor
but that is so 2007
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+1 for good effort
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Thanks for the replies everyone

I saw one reply that said its so 2007
and since I'm new at this whats a good video card thats current for 2015?

one of the reasons for buying that card was a review stating its current with HDMI 2.0
I'm new at this please help me out
TIA
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2GB is very little. GTA 5 and Skyrim need at least 3-4GB VRAM. Best now a days is at least 6GB since the new DX is out.
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If you are using 1080p monitor this is fine for most everything. It won't be max on the newest games but will play well on med-high.
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Quote from esc1a View Post :
u has to sold the game on ebay....... so that kinda kill it for me ....
Ditto. If it was this price without dealing with the game and rebate I'd jump on it.
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I also purchased the MSI 960 Gaming 2G due to its accolades: highest overclocking potential and most quiet of all the 960s. Here's how my deal went down:

It was $199.99 on Newegg w/ The Phantom Pain. I had the 10% off student coupon but was unable to apply it to the purchase due to coupon restrictions (cannot apply to orders with gift). That did not stop me--nothing a chat with customer service and some negotiation cannot solve. Got a $19.99 gift card for a 10 minute conversation. I sold both the gift card and the Phantom Pain on eBay, netting $17 and $42 respectively. Just filled out the MSI rebate and mailed it in, took about 10 minutes. The math comes out to be $199.99 for graphics card - $17 net on gift card - $42 net on the Phantom Pain - $20 rebate = $120.99.

Also, I sold my old EVGA 750, netting $54. Considering I bought it new for $78 ($96 - $18 worth of freebies), that comes out to $24 for 1.5 years worth of ownership cost. The turn over rate was quick, I sold the gift card, the Phantom and the old EVGA 750 in about a day. The deals went down smooth and effortlessly.

Lots of hoops to jump through but it's not so bad if you're resourceful.
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