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Old 04-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Really- I remember $299 - but not below it. What do you make of the differences in the warranties? The Tiger option with rebate is $269.99 ?? I did not have this specific GPU on my list - I had the cards with the 3 fan coolers on my short list= Gigabyte and Sapphire. Do you know anything about this card to make it a bad purchase?
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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$299 is MSRP, so technically by now it should be cheaper, much like the GTX 770. Right now I would guess the 280x and 770 would be about 275 new for aftermarket models but the mining really destroyed any chances of that.

I would Google that particular card. The previous DD models had a bad habit of overheating but this appears to be a new design. XFX as a brand is good, but just look at reviews to get a good idea on load temps.
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XFX website says 2 year warranty - so weird the Newegg says lifetime. Toms Hardware and other Tech sites do say the new DD works pretty well for heat , but this card does not overclock well. Meh.... to wait or not for the better 280x cards to come down in price or not.
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Why not the HIS? I've had several HIS cards and they were good.

Newegg.com - HIS iPower IceQ X≤ Boost Clock H280XQM3G2M Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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It's best to go by what the manufacture states their warranty is rather than Newegg. Sometimes they do not get it right. A good example is this 29 lbs power supply!
Newegg.com - EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC 3 Year Warranty Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready
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The 2 cards are different model numbers. XFX has always done this, evga too, where same card different number = longer warrenty.
Tigers #: R9280ATDFD
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A-ha - good catch Patron.... But I could not find any mention of a lifetime warranty on any 280x on the XFX website - so that may be a moot point anyhow. I wonder if I could hold NewEgg to task regarding their listing the lifetime warranty, if XFX says "nope" ??

PP- I like the HIS as well- but it is $40/$50 more than the XFX models I linked - assuming I get the rebate.

Although I just found this - stating the lifetime warranty does exist.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/t...eat-asus-xfx/6
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It's only 20 more? The rebate for the first DD model is only 20 bucks making it 299.
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secret code = another $10 off. So, I guess $30 difference $289 ( lifetime warranty) on NewEgg vs $319 ( HIS - 2 yr warranty) , and then $269 ( 2 yr warranty) Tiger direct vs $319 = $50 which is nearly 20% difference. IT is nice to not be in a hurry - maybe wait a bit more to see if the vaporX or Toxic versions come down to this price. Although, $289 for the XFX DD GPU with a lifetime warranty is a decent deal.
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I've googled and the xfx 280X seems to have a lifetime warranty in the reviews.

xfx is known for this way back even on my gtx260-216.
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