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XFX DD 7970 3GB for $280 after MIR

Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:40 pm

 
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Re: XFX DD 7970 3GB for $280 after MIR

Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:06 pm

Nice one! :D

In addition, you'll get free games, and a discount on memory, look here: http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-set ... rever.aspx
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Re: XFX DD 7970 3GB for $280 after MIR

Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:30 pm

Nice deal, would recommend at that price.
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Re: XFX DD 7970 3GB for $280 after MIR

Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:57 pm

Good deal. All except for the MIR. At the risk of being a negative nelly, these are just getting worse and worse. For those that are unaware, they don't even send you a cheque anymore. You get some lame prepaid AMEX card that starts decreasing in value after 6 months. You can't even use these things at many restaurants b/c they try to authorize a greater value than the purchase...

Anyway. Boo on MIRs. Yay on HD 7970s for ~ $300. Though they seem to have gone up a bit this week, for the last couple of weeks you could find a couple of HD 7970s for $300 without having to mess with MIRs.

Also, I would personally avoid XFX HD 7970s as those double D coolers are some of the worst of the after market HD 7970 options.

Edit: Actually, you can currently get this Sapphire for $300 without MIR. Or if you prefer a reference PCB (for those that might want to water cool at later date, etc) this HIS is a good option, also for $300. (both with better coolers than the XFX)

I just picked up the HIS myself, and it's been pretty good. Overclocked to north of 1150 Mhz with a modest voltage bump. Cooler keeps it well under 80 deg at 1150 MHz, though it does get a tad loud when at full GPU load. Clocked down to 1100 Mhz, the thing stays very quiet and doesn't go much over 70 deg C.
 
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Re: XFX DD 7970 3GB for $280 after MIR

Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:36 pm

You don't have to use that AMEX card, dude - you can request a check instead (there should be writing on the back of the card). But I agree - all of the rebates (except the instant ones) sux.

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Nice one! :D
In addition, you'll get free games, and a discount on memory, look here: http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-set ... rever.aspx

(Facepalm emote goes here) You don't get discounts on memory, Warsam...
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