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Old 07-14-08, 04:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Gigabyte 280 GTX @ $460 shipped

Originally Posted by schuey74 View Post
I like $450 today and dumping it for a minimal loss ($50 - $100) in a month or two if something significantly better comes out. This plan would not have worked @ the old $650 price point......
Hmm, I think that's far from a sure bet...

I picked up my 9800GX2 for $530 on 4/15 and to dump it just 3 months later I'd be looking at getting $300 which is a $230 loss in just 3 months... And $530 was quite a deal at the time for that card.

Granted the 8800GTX held a good price for a long time but we seem to be in a period of rapid change due to competition again so it's quite possible the 65nm 280 GTX will lose value more rapidly, especially if the heat issues become more widespread or publicized.

For now I plan on sitting off to the sidelines enjoying my 9800GX2 until things stabilize a bit and see where things are at closer to the end of this year. Heck, besides Crysis (which I don't play much) I really don't have any other games even stressing my GX2 at the moment to justify an upgrade.
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