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R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:45 pm

I'm looking into replacing my old HD4870X2 with an R9 280X, but the prices are through the roof compared to the expected price of around $300 or so.

What gives?
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:05 pm

You are 2 months late joining the bitching about prices: :P

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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Cryptocurrency mining has caused demand to outstrip supply.
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:23 pm

I'm waiting for the bottom to fall out on all these digital currencies, so the market can get flooded with cheap used 280's
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:45 pm

Flying Fox wrote:You are 2 months late joining the bitching about prices: :P ...


Well, I guess better late than never; thanks for the answer anyway! I wonder how long it will take to calm down.
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:12 pm

The Egg wrote:I'm waiting for the bottom to fall out on all these digital currencies, so the market can get flooded with cheap used 280's


I'm not sure I'd want to buy a used card that had been running 24/7/365 at full-load, full-fans, overclocked and 4-per-motherboard rammed in like sardines in stacked milk-crates without adequate support, electrical grounding points or real ventilation.
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:36 pm

It looks like prices might be stabilizing again since Bitcoin is under massive heat and there's an ongoing panic that will start to affect the other cryptocurrenices.
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Re: R9 280X prices

Postposted on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:42 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:
The Egg wrote:I'm waiting for the bottom to fall out on all these digital currencies, so the market can get flooded with cheap used 280's


I'm not sure I'd want to buy a used card that had been running 24/7/365 at full-load, full-fans, overclocked and 4-per-motherboard rammed in like sardines in stacked milk-crates without adequate support, electrical grounding points or real ventilation.

Good point, though even if you're not buying one of those 280's directly, the market being flooded with a large quantity of cheap high-performance cards should make the price of all other cards drop as well. It might not be good for the long-term health of the GPU market though.
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