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Old 11-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Any good Black Friday video card deals coming up?

I've been waiting to buy a card since summer of 2011, after the 660 Ti came out I saw 7950 prices dropping and figured they might drop a little more by Black Friday. At this point I'm still not sure if I want the 660 Ti or 7950 but I want the best performance for as close to $250 as possible. Are any deals on the horizon that might make this possible?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Well, the 7950s got the additional bonus of free games. So, I'm optimistic that there will eventually be a price drop with no free games? I'd prefer to just save money on the card now, and then buy the games in a year or so when they are $5. I mean, if they aren't going to bundle the free games, they've got to pass the savings on to me too right?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I would just go for a 7950 on Black Friday. In fact, that's what I'm doing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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I would just go for a 7950 on Black Friday. In fact, that's what I'm doing.
Any particular sites you're watching out for? Would more deals come on the following Monday?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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I've still got the fingers crossed for a 149 dollar 2Gb 7850 with a non reference cooler.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Prices are fluctuating every day. You might be able to snag a really good card now, IIRC 7950s were going as low as 250 or so.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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Prices are fluctuating every day. You might be able to snag a really good card now, IIRC 7950s were going as low as 250 or so.
Interesting...been only watching Newegg and the lowest I've seen for either card is $280 AR.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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I'm personally trying to see if upgrading from a 5870 will be worth it. It runs most games on high/max pretty damn well still. I bought it for 150 last BF, and I'm wary to see if an upgrade comes along that will be worth the time/effort to replace and resell my card because I'm pretty sure price/performance will drop extremely fast past 150 dollars.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #9
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may I suggest amazon warehouse deals. they are used but you get 30 day return window at their cost if it does not work well.

nothing good today but i got a 7970 for 317 last week

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...deo+cards+7970
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #10
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Interesting...been only watching Newegg and the lowest I've seen for either card is $280 AR.
Last week there was a Sapphire 7950 for around 235 AR on amazon. Don't depend on newegg and it's easier to use shopping websites to help you find prices.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #11
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Black Friday ? when 23 November ? isn't only in 13 Friday? ;/
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