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Old 11-22-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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The economy is a wreck and obama is trying to convince everyone we're in a "recession". What does Nvidia do? jack up the prices on their already overpriced graphics cards. GTX260 C216: 189.99 to 209.99 :| If I didn't just buy a triple SLI board, I would switch over to ATi. This pricing is ridiculous.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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I've pretty much always been an ATI guy. They just have brute power, sure they require a bit more tweaking but I enjoy that and will pay less even if I do need to tweak stuff.

I'm running nVidia now because this card was given to me by my boss, basically running a free rig and it does what I need it to.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:01 PM   #3
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Can't argue with free. I run Nvidia because of what they used to be. They had the market for some time and they really lost their touch. I got into them because of their chipsets. I loved the 680i. Was the best chipset I ever ran.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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i wander, if they ^upd there prices, what does that mean about there 11 cards? they not comming out soon?
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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That's a good call! Didn't see it like that.

Still pisses me off very much. I was going to buy some cards here soon and I would have liked to save not spend more.
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Prices go up at Christmas time. Every year it's the same thing. After Christmas they have some after xmas blow out sale.
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Prices go up at Christmas time. Every year it's the same thing. After Christmas they have some after xmas blow out sale.
That's also a very wise point. I suppose I jumped to conclusions but that doesn't change the fact that the price went up :| I hope I get a deal on cyber monday...
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I wonder if it's even Nvidia at all. It could be end manufacturers like EVGA and XFX raising the prices, not Nvidia.
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Yea, what we really should be looking at here are the OEM prices.. though IDK how to find those
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So I should buy an new graphics card after Christmas? or after new years?
I was planning on buying one for myself on Christmas, but if they go cheaper after than I will get one later.

I'm planning on going back to ATI for my next card because of the price/performance, and maybe I can finally try out XFire.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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The Thanksgiving sales are where its at.
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Yep. Cyber Monday. The egg should have a few deals, just make sure you get 'em while they last!
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Yep. I'm gonna buy myself a nice card and wrap it up for Christmas. That would be so cheesy.
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Well Black Friday should be great deals for NVIDIA. I can't see why they'd jack up their prices on GPU's...
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The trick is raise the price and when the sale makes it come back the original and the tag says "you saved 50$" it looks like a steal.
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Shouldn't they be lowering prices? The HD 5800 series is destroying them ATM.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:42 PM   #18
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My point exactly. ATi drops their stuff, and Nvidia jacks it up. If anyone should raise their prices it's ATi
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I have no idea what Grantofhell is smoking, but Newegg has 7 GTX 260/216 cards for 189.99 and less.
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The economy is a wreck and obama is trying to convince everyone we're in a "recession". What does Nvidia do? jack up the prices on their already overpriced graphics cards. GTX260 C216: 189.99 to 209.99 :| If I didn't just buy a triple SLI board, I would switch over to ATi. This pricing is ridiculous.
I guess its supply and demand, in this recession less people will be buying cards so they need to sell them at a higher rate to make a profit.
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