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MSI R9 290X £388.28 @ Dabs

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2y, 9m agoFound 2 years, 9 months ago
Use code: uni30 for £30 discount.


EDIT: If you are planning on purchasing BF4 and want the card immediately. Check out the BF4 version for £439.99 CCL online - http://www.cclonline.com/product/126021/CGAX-R929X8BF4/Graphics-Cards/Club-3D-R9-290X-Battlefield-4-Special-Edition/VGA1922/

I want add some recommendations for anyone looking to upgrade their graphics cards any time soon.You really have some good options:

-Get a R9 290X for £388, performance speaks for itself.

-Get a 7950 overclocked non reference for £174-190. This should over clock well and perform better than 7970. (scan.co.uk, 173.99 today only, may come up again sometime soon)

-Get a Sapphire R9 280X Toxic (best non reference model, very close to gtx 780 performance) for £253 (dabs.com)

-Wait for R9 290, details and possible stock available next friday. This card is truly the best one for value given its performance. Look at the benchmark graphs here (the card name is blurred out, http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18551534 It matches and beats Titan in some of the benchmarks. (Price is £350 +/- £20 according to OCUK staff).

-Wait and see the prices on Nvidia prices once GTX 780ti is released.

It all depends on your budget, performance preference, brand preference and whether you are willing to wait and/or overclock your cards, which you should be!

The new AMD cards are very good given its price. Just needs a non reference cooler. Will have that in a month or two. You can get a R9 290X for £388-449. Meanwhile GTX 780 is around 470-580. Even better, the R9 290 seems to be the best card once over clocked in terms of value. It should be £350 +/- £20.
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#1
I'm certainly going to see if the 780 prices go to £350ish so I can get a third.
#2
bemaniac
I'm certainly going to see if the 780 prices go to £350ish so I can get a third.

I cannot see them dropping to £350 RRP, but if you shop around and find good discount codes, you might just get lucky :)
#3
Thanks, saves me waiting for the 290 non X
#4
malachi
Thanks, saves me waiting for the 290 non X
R9 290X NDA lifts next week friday. I think we may see the in stock then. The price, like I said, should be £350 +/- £20. I think you could save anywhere £18-58, which you could put towards one of these bad boys to cool the hot card. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18551649

Remember, the Dabs.com offer is ordered upon request, so will take longer than usual. Might be worth waiting till next week friday? In my opinion, yes.
#5
Just bought one, thanks for the code!
#6
This is hot lol :)
#7
I've been tempted to move over to Nvidia for a while now, but Mantle could be massive, so I'm kind of torn at the moment... No real point in upgrading from my 6950 right now though, as Star Citizen and TW3 are still quite a way off (which would be my main reason for upgrading in the first place)
#8
wow nice
#9
Hot. Literally.
1 Like #10
bemaniac
I'm certainly going to see if the 780 prices go to £350ish so I can get a third.
you realise having 3 780s is basically pointless
#11
Fyter
malachi
Thanks, saves me waiting for the 290 non X
R9 290X NDA lifts next week friday. I think we may see the in stock then. The price, like I said, should be £350 +/- £20. I think you could save anywhere £18-58, which you could put towards one of these bad boys to cool the hot card. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18551649

Remember, the Dabs.com offer is ordered upon request, so will take longer than usual. Might be worth waiting till next week friday? In my opinion, yes.

True but best to keep this on standby incase the 290 non x turns out to be around the same price. If the 290 non x is cheaper and can be flashed to 290x speeds without any problems then obviously I will cancel this.
#12
Ordered many thanks, but also i hate you as i its just cost me 388 quid other halfs gonna kill me!

I was close to oredering a matrix 7970 so think this was worth the extra cash, Currently running two GTX460 in SLI and hoping for some huge gains over them!
#13
While this is a good price, dabs has awful reviews online. The amount of people saying they never receive items...that would put me off ordering this.

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.dabs.com
#14
aabbf3
While this is a good price, dabs has awful reviews online. The amount of people saying they never receive items...that would put me off ordering this.

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.dabs.com

Dabs is okay.
#15
Never had a problem when ordering from dabs.com. not had to use their customer services or return an item however.
#16
Cheapest in the UK plus a further £30 off. Must be hot.
#17
Never had a problems with Dabs, only had to return one item years ago which was painless and simple.
#18
Anyone know the expiration date on the UNI30 code?
Recently cancelled my order for one of these on Overclockers and am looking at a 3-5 day wait on when I get my money back :(
#19
this could just take over the aging twin 6850's i have. tempting. . .
#20
Glad that AMD are putting the fight to nvidia now, serves them right for being greedy ****. If there is one thing AMD have done right the last 5 years, its pricing.

Now if only Intel could make a serious push in to the dedicated GPU market, it might be interesting again.
#21
for this price i would get the 7990 on overclockers
#22
Lucifer_UK
for this price i would get the 7990 on overclockers
nope, that would cost you at least £62 more...

That's super hot maybe not as hot as a HD7990 for an extra £62 but below £400 there's nothing to match it. Nvidia is tripping balls with their prices and I'm stuck with a Nvidia Vision monitor.
#23
is this more powerful than a GTX 690?
1 Like #24
jaydeeuk1
Glad that AMD are putting the fight to nvidia now, serves them right for being greedy ****. If there is one thing AMD have done right the last 5 years, its pricing.

Now if only Intel could make a serious push in to the dedicated GPU market, it might be interesting again.

Nvidia are no more greedy than AMD. Whenever AMD has led in performance they haven't lowered prices out of generosity to their consumers.

The only thing that keeps prices down is competition and lets face it there's been sweet F.A. of that until vey recently regarding graphics cards. The market has basically stagnated for 2 years and now we get some rebadges and a couple of new halo products (290x and Titan) that less than a few percent of consumers can realistically afford.

CPUs have pretty much gone the same way too with Intel's Haswell generation barely an improvement over Ivy Bridge. Pretty boring time to be a gamer as far as hardware is concerned.

Edit: (voted hot as the price is good)



Edited By: weltysparrow on Oct 25, 2013 11:19
#25
It's now priced at £418 which is more in line with a good price and no an insanely good price
#26
The "uni30" code can't be used any more. I wonder if they will honour the existing orders.
#27
Himaro
It's now priced at £418 which is more in line with a good price and no an insanely good price
using code UNI30 brings it down to £388.28
#28
Very very good price considering the performance of this! Didn't think I'd see one sub-£400 so soon.
#29
Dabs price - £589.98.... no thanks!

The R9 290X is going to be priced around £450, personally I'd go for a GTX780 for around £30 more as I don't fancy having something that is running at 95°C inside my case! If AMD removes the restrictions (i.e. they aren't allowed) on OEMs and their own design coolers and dropped the price more then it would be fantastic and might see a price war going on. At this [rice you aren't going to see prices drop on the 780 range other than the little the might already with the Ti series coming out.

This just seems like AMD and Nvidia have gotten together and colluded on the prices of their top consumer cards! :p
#30
Good job I ordered last night for £388.28 :) Uber bargain! (hopefully dabs will honour orders).

MasterCheese
Dabs price - £589.98.... no thanks!

The R9 290X is going to be priced around £450, personally I'd go for a GTX780 for around £30 more as I don't fancy having something that is running at 95°C inside my case! If AMD removes the restrictions (i.e. they aren't allowed) on OEMs and their own design coolers and dropped the price more then it would be fantastic and might see a price war going on. At this [rice you aren't going to see prices drop on the 780 range other than the little the might already with the Ti series coming out.

This just seems like AMD and Nvidia have gotten together and colluded on the prices of their top consumer cards! :p
#31
For the people who ordered my order tracking has been updated with...

Awaiting stock from our supplier
More stock due Friday 25th October :)
#32
Glad i took the plunge and ordered at £388, I'm normally the person who **** about and then regrets it when the deal expires.

Hopefully it will be honoured :)
#33
7990 and 690 are still ahead, 2 GPU's.
I wouldn't own this card because of the heat, 95c would make me paranoid.
#34
rev6
7990 and 690 are still ahead, 2 GPU's.
I wouldn't own this card because of the heat, 95c would make me paranoid.
7990 runs hotter and much noiser. 690 runs slightly cooler but currently costs much more. 95deg is only a problem if you sleep with your head inside your case.

Edited By: Orville on Oct 25, 2013 19:28
#35
Forgot to say thanks earlier as I have ordered one.

Just a heads up for people in that you might actually receive an Asus card rather then an MSI one.

The manufacture code they have listed on the description R9290X-4GD5 indicates that its an Asus card and not an MSI one.

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/R9290X4GD5/
#36
I ordered last night and yeh still got the awaiting stock message, I'll be seriously **** if they don't honour it because it's not like it was a mis-price!
#37
Orville
rev6
7990 and 690 are still ahead, 2 GPU's.
I wouldn't own this card because of the heat, 95c would make me paranoid.
7990 runs hotter and much noiser. 690 runs slightly cooler but currently costs much more. 95deg is only a problem if you sleep with your head inside your case.
95C is just too hot for me to feel it will last more than 2 months. And no I don't sleep with my head in my case whatever that means.
#38
rev6
Orville
rev6
7990 and 690 are still ahead, 2 GPU's.
I wouldn't own this card because of the heat, 95c would make me paranoid.
7990 runs hotter and much noiser. 690 runs slightly cooler but currently costs much more. 95deg is only a problem if you sleep with your head inside your case.
95C is just too hot for me to feel it will last more than 2 months. And no I don't sleep with my head in my case whatever that means.

95c+ intel cpu's too hot for you then? I take it u have an inferior performing 60c amd cpu seeing as a smart heat scientist like yourself buys things based on temperature... as to avoid feeling all 'paranoid' about the various operating temperatures of components in your pc case. :p

on a more serious note I hope they honour my order, prices have since shot up due to high demand and lack of stock of the fastest gpu on the planet at half the cost of the previous, titan.

Edited By: phatboy123 on Oct 26, 2013 12:58
#39
Just curious as to how you knew about the uni30 code?
#40
Saw a dabs.com deal on Hot UK Deals. Tried the code and it worked. In the future, before you buy something, search up the retailer's name on hot uk deals as well as google. Sometimes, codes which cannot be found on voucher websites are included in hotukdeal's deal postings.

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