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Get this video card now or wait for Black Friday (or later)?

#1ZachnornPosted 11/21/2013 1:58:06 PM(edited)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162130

It will be $110 after $10 rebate later today. My budget is up to $150, but I'd prefer to keep it around $100 in general. Have any video card deals been published for Black Friday? How have the sales been? Should I get this today or wait?

Specs:
AMD Phenom II 1090T 3.2 GHz (will overclock it this winter)
ASUS M4A77T/USB3 motherboard
8 GB DDR3
"4850" (actually an overclocked 4850m on a desktop card being sold as a 4850) 512 MB
650w Antec TruePower Trio PSU
1680x1050 monitor (may upgrade to 1080p at some point)

Thanks!
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#2SnadadosPosted 11/21/2013 2:09:16 PM
Maybe not that exact card, but I can see a 650ti / boost from some maker going on sale.
It isn't the newest generation and it isn't top-of-the-line so I imagine someone will be willing to clear out some excess stock.
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#3KabtheMentatPosted 11/21/2013 2:11:42 PM
If you're willing to spend about $150, you can probably get a 7870.
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#4Zachnorn(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2013 2:19:41 PM
How much better is a 7870? Is it worth an extra $40 in this case?
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#5Sergei_DukanovPosted 11/21/2013 2:39:39 PM
Zachnorn posted...
How much better is a 7870? Is it worth an extra $40 in this case?


Yes, definitely if physix x is not a big concern to you.
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#6Love_Me_SexyPosted 11/21/2013 3:13:38 PM
The 650 you linked is not $110, its $159
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#7Zachnorn(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2013 3:21:55 PM
It's a Shell Shocker deal. It is $109.99 after rebate for a few more hours, but it is regularly $159.99 after rebate.

Thanks so far. Have there been any announced Black Friday deals for video cards?
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#8Zachnorn(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2013 3:57:56 PM
I see that Newegg has some 7870s on sale already, I guess as part of their pre-Black Friday sale. I've never bought hardware from Newegg before around Black Friday. Are these deals usually as good as I could expect around Black Friday or is it worth it to wait? For $20 more after rebate, this might be good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127722

And how are AMD's drivers and driver support these days? The fact that my 4850 stopped being supported months after purchase (I bought it new in 2011) makes me nervous about spending more for AMD in general, especially as that also happened to me with my X1950PRO (bought in 2007).
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#9JockoPosted 11/21/2013 4:01:52 PM
Get this 7870 Ghz Edition for $130 NOW!!! Don't wait:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127722&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

That's a hell of a deal.
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#10SS4RickyPosted 11/21/2013 4:03:27 PM
Those 650 boosts are pretty good budget cards, and 110 isn't a bad price at all. But yeah those 7870s will probably beat it.
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