MSI Radeon HD 4890 OC - $155.24 after cash back, MSI rebate

PJABBER

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Update 7/29/09 - OK, the eBillme $30 cash back deal is gone, but for the next 26.5 hours or so and counting down, ZipZoomFly.com has another deal on the MSI R4890-T2D1G-OC Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail. The price is now $189.99 - $30 MSI rebate - $4.75 Bing.com cash back (2.5%) = $155.24 and includes free shipping and the Wheelman game, which is a tie in with the forthcoming Vin Diesel movie.

ZZF Fly By Deals Page

You can read through this loong thread if you would like to get some comments on the card and MSI rebate process, just ignore the comments about eBillme as it doesn't apply with the current deal.

Update 7/2/09 - The June MSI and HIS mail-in rebate period has now ended, but Hmongkeysauce just spotted the new MSI July rebate, first posting at Newegg but also valid for ZZF. Current MSI rebates can be found here: Current MSI Rebates

Best current deal is for the MSI R4890-T2D1G-OC Radeon HD 4890.

Let's do the math: 7/2/09 ZZF price is $189.99 - $30 MSI mail in rebate (#MIR00457 valid for purchases July 1 - 31, 2009) - $30 eBillme rebate (for first time eBillme users, valid until July 15, 2009) - $4.45 Bing.com cash back = $125.54 net price. $155.54 if you can't/don't want to use eBillme.

Cheapskate advice: If you are in the market for a 4890 I would wait a couple of days until the July 4 weekend to see if ZZF and other retailers will drop the sale price further, on top of the new rebate. Also, I expect one or more other manufacturers are likely to also offer a new rebate.

Update 6/27/09 - Not a price update, but a link to a good legacy ATI and Nvidia GPU card shoot out that may answer questions you have as to whether you should upgrade to a 4890 - AlienBabelTech Big GPU Shootout

Update 6/24/09 - Glanced at the ZZF site and now see the HIS H489F1GP selling for $179.99 - $20 HIS mail-in rebate - $30 eBillme rebate for first time use of their payment system - $4.50 cash back through Bing.com = $125.49 NET PRICE These prices are going up and down frequently, and even intraday, by $10 - 20, so maybe you can get lucky with a drop that lasts 12 - 24 hours.

Update 6/24/09 - Just got an update call from ZZF saying that they DO have the MSI card in stock and it IS shipping out. Earlier call to them I was informed that they were out of stock. If you show a tracking number on your order you should be fine, you are going to get your card. Hopefully all of the orders go through as it seems these deals are doing the job of clearing inventory fast.

Update 6/24/09 - I think there is going to be some brand rotation in the 4890 Radeons on sale over the next couple of days as ZZF reduces stock. Today's deal is actually better than the deal with the MSI 4890 OC by a few dollars.

HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 for $171.99 - $20 HIS mail-in rebate - $30 eBillme rebate for first time use of their payment system - $4.30 cash back through Bing.com = $117.69 NET PRICE

The instructions I detailed below still apply in that you should get to the ZZF site by first going through Bing.com to get the 2.5% cash back (someone mentioned that you can also use Fatwallet.com cash back but that is only 1%), paying for the card by using eBillme and then following the HIS mail in rebate instructions found on the product description page.

HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890


Update 6/23/09 - Looks like ZZF just increased the MSI 4890 OC price by $10. Guess all of you guys buying up these cards convinced them that there is a pent up market for hot deals! Congratulations to everyone who got in at the lower price! If you didn't, no worries, the current price is still attractive for a 4890. I bought at the current price last week and still think I got a hell of a deal.

I updated my main post below to reflect tonight's price and added a bit more info on eBillme since some people did not understand that part of the deal per the comment above by Sr Mod allisolm. I don't plan on keeping this thread constantly updated as it looks like the prices are going to be swinging around. My guess is that ZZF and other vendors will drop the prices on all current generation graphics cards again in the near future. The rebates I listed are good until the end of the month so keep checking for the deal to return, hopefully at an even better price!


:D

The Radeon HD 4890 continues to be skydiving down in price to the point where it almost doesn't really make sense to go with any other card (so long as you have a decent power supply and the need for fast, high resolution graphics!)

MSI Radeon HD 4890 OverClocked MFG# R4890-T2D1G-OC

The MSI package includes two PC games - Legendary and Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. A BattleForge game is added to your shopping cart automatically but right now shows out of stock.

ZipZoomFly.com price with ZZF instant rebate: $179.99 (6/23/09 UPDATED PRICE NOW $189.99) - $20.00 MSI mail in rebate - $30.00 rebate using first time eBillme payment - $4.50 (UPDATED BASED ON NEW PRICE - $4.75) Bing.com cash back = $125.49 (NEW NET PRICE - $135.25)

So, as of 6/23/09, if you apply all of the available rebates and cash backs, you can get this card for a net price of $135.25.

If you are not able to or choose not to use the eBillme payment system to get the $30 rebate, the net price will be $165.25.

To get this deal:

Enter ZipZoomFly through the Bing.com cashback site here:

Bing.com

Then go to the ATI promotion page at ZipZoomFly - you can find the link at the Special Promotions tab under Specials at the top of the ZZF home page or go directly to:

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Promotions

NOTE: The discounted price changes regularly = review ALL of the cards to find the one with the LOWEST AFTER REBATE PRICE!

If you have not used eBillme before with ZZF, you will get a $30 rebate if you use their eBillme payment service to purchase the card.

EBillme is a secure payment service which you can use if your bank offers e-payments. Almost all banks offer this as a free service. You just set up eBillme as a payee with the account information they provide after check out.

I bought this card myself using eBillme. The set up of another payee at my bank took five minutes and the payment process was very smooth. I did not have any concerns as to personal financial data getting into eBillme hands because you set them up as a payee through your banks e-payment system and the bank's security setup protects your data.

I am not endorsing eBillme in any way, I am just saying that my transaction with them was fast, easy and I have confidence that my financial information is more secure than using a credit card.

Info on eBillme here:

eBillme

You submit your eBillme rebate application online at the following address:

http://www.ebillme.com/custome...rvice/ebillme-rebates/

Click on the second question - How do I get my eBillme rebates? and fill out the form.

Follow the instructions to get your rebate - each card manufacturer has a different rebate form which you can find on the product description page!

For example, to get the MSI rebate which was for the original deal I posted:

$20 MSI mail in rebate #10010282, expires 06/30/09 details here:

MSI Rebate Info and Form

Don't forget to register the rebate at the MSI rebates site for tracking once you get the card:

MSI Rebate #10010282

MSI Rebate Site

PLEASE NOTE:

For MSI rebates, ZipZoomFly and Mwave customers are required to contact vendor for valid invoice!

The key thing seems to have the word "Processed" on your invoice to make it valid for MSI. Call or email ZZF Customer Service and they will email you a PDF of the valid invoice right away.


Enjoy!

Specs:

MSI Radeon HD 4890 OverClocked MFG# R4890-T2D1G-OC

Core Clock : 880 MHZ
BUS : PCI Express x16
Ports : 2 Dual-Link DVI,Video Out [S-Video, Composite, HDTV]
Max Resolution Digital : 2560 x 1600
Memory Clock : 3996 MHz
Memory Type : GDDR5
Memory Size : 1024MB
Memory Interface : 256-Bit
 

Tempered81

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$125 is an incredible price! thanks for the heads-up, OP.

Even if you cannot get the Ebillme $30 instant rebate, the price is only $155 - which is still the lowest I've seen for a hd4890. GTX285 OC performance for $125? An overclocked HD4890 is faster than a GTX285, and 50% faster than an HD4870 512mb in this AT bench:
http://images.anandtech.com/gr...042209122109/18828.png
 

Eureka

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I'm tempted to crossfire these babies.

EDIT: Its the eBillme rebate though, so not everyone will qualify for that (esp those who've used it already)
 

joutlaw

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Thanks OP... had to jump on this deal.

I just hope my system can keep up with this card

e4300 @ 3.0Ghz
4x1GB DDR2
2x74GB raptors in RAID0
Corsair 520watt PSU

Acer 23" 1920x1080 monitor
 

Ryland

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Man..almost making me pull the trigger to upgrade my 260 192 core and get a slightly shorter card...
 

PJABBER

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There is enough of a price disparity right now between ATI and Nvidia parts that you might be able to completely cover the cost of this upgrade by selling the 260!
 

PJABBER

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Here is a review of the card by NinjaLane:

NinjaLane Review - MSI 4890 OC

Most ATI 4890s are especially good candidates for overclocking, so many reviewers wind up comparing them to Nvidia 275 and 285 parts. YMMV as to whether you can hit those performance levels using just stock cooling.

BTW and OT, if you do check out this review and didn't get to Computex 2009 in Taipei, NinjaLane just added a photo spread of this year's upgraded booth babe models -

Computex 2009 Booth Babes!

:heart:
 

Eureka

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Originally posted by: PJABBER
Here is a review of the card by NinjaLane:

NinjaLane Review - MSI 4890 OC

Most ATI 4890s are especially good candidates for overclocking, so many reviewers wind up comparing them to Nvidia 275 and 285 parts. YMMV as to whether you can hit those performance levels using just stock cooling.

I have a stock Sapphire 4890, got it to 1000/1175 relatively stable and cool with more room to go.
 

Insomniator

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Jesus... my SLI's 9600's are garbage now even considering it cost 90 bucks for both of em... that was like 3 months ago :eek:
 

SunnyD

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www.neftastic.com
Oh, btw, I own this card (picked it up when it was $186 just after release at eWiz). Great card, no issues with it whatsoever. Factory OC is nice, meager but nice. The fan runs generally quiet until you really start to heat things up - note: I have an Antec P180B, doesn't have the greatest airflow, so I'm sure with a better vented case it would end up quieter, though the case would end up bleeding more sound in general.

I have NOT had one single problem with this card at all, run it at 1920x1200 in just about everything (unless I'm playing windowed), and it's happyfast.
 

skiz6151

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Thank you OP, jumped on it. It will be a nice upgrade from my 8800GTS. The price was just too damn good with EBILLME for me not to jump on it. I pray this goes through as planned. I didn't do the Bing.com thing but used the fatwallet 1%. frankly for this price that doesn't really matter.
 

ibex333

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Very good... Means I will be able to buy one for $100 or so by August.
 

McRhea

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Oh my god..... WHY must you tempt me like this??

I already have the MSI 4890 from the LAST hot deal back in April when it was 180 after CB and rebates.... and now this... holy crap. I don't NEED another 4890, but at this price it sure is hard to pass up....

The 4890 I got back in April is now OC'd to 925/1100 from the stock OC of 880/1000. It's not much of an OC, but I'm not pushing the voltage either.

For those with a 1920x1200 display, GET THIS CARD. It rocks all games at maximum settings and full AA/AF on 1920x1200, except for Crysis and Warhead, which need a more reasonable 2xAA (instead of 4xAA or 8xAA). Even FarCry 2 runs amazing at Ultra settings with 8xAA (average of about 40-45 FPS on my E8400 @ 4Ghz).
 

Binky

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Very nice. It's about $140 shipped AR/AC to those in California (LA) with the absurd 9.25% taxes.
 

dj2004

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Originally posted by: Binky
Very nice. It's about $140 shipped AR/AC to those in California (LA) with the absurd 9.25% taxes.

It sucks to live in CA when one is a PC enthusiast. Most good deals become mediocre after tax. Still, $140 is a good price.
 

AzN

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Originally posted by: Insomniator
Jesus... my SLI's 9600's are garbage now even considering it cost 90 bucks for both of em... that was like 3 months ago :eek:

That's still great deal. GSO SLI ain't no slouch. It's still fast as any single core card.
 

dfuze

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Thanks for the links OP, can't wait for it to show up. Will make a great upgrade from my 8800GTS 640.
 

Schmide

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Originally posted by: Insomniator
Jesus... my SLI's 9600's are garbage now even considering it cost 90 bucks for both of em... that was like 3 months ago :eek:

I just built a system for my sister with two of the pny 9600gso 768mb on an EVGA 780 sli MB + q8200

I did some quick tests

3dmark06

1 card CPU 2.33ghz 9766
1 card CPU 2.8ghz 10270
2 cards CPU 2.33ghz 11234
2 cards CPU 2.8ghz 13056
2 cards CPU 3.15 14354

My single 4870 with a q6600 3.0 cpu gets 14455
adding another 4870 gives me 17852

So I guess they're not totally outclassed by more current cards.