ASUS STRIX R9 390 £222.51 @ Rakuten / thecableplace
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ASUS STRIX R9 390 £222.51 @ Rakuten / thecableplace

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Found 25th Feb 2016
Cheapest I've seen one, next cheapest I can find is £255.99 for the XFX version from Amazon.

Decent card for 1800p/1440p
8GB of GDDR5
1050 MHz core clock.

Faster than the GTX 970 posted here: hotukdeals.com/dea…036
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Good card not bad price, X)
good price tbh, it was around that before crimbo with sales etc, theyve really not dropped much this gen, particularly the gtx 's
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Fo3

What's the benefit of having the ASUS model, vs this one at … What's the benefit of having the ASUS model, vs this one at £155?http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Graphics-Express-Display-256-Bit/dp/B016EY8JMG%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAI62SSPLIHX7AR6PA%26tag%3Dgpuboss-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB016EY8JMG




The card you posted is the R9 380, not the R9 390.

EDIT: And now you've deleted your comment.
Edited by: "ollie87" 25th Feb 2016
ollie87

The card you posted is the R9 380, not the R9 390.EDIT: And now you've … The card you posted is the R9 380, not the R9 390.EDIT: And now you've deleted your comment.


Yes, because I realised my mistake.
Would this get the far cry primal key? Looks to meet the criteria andlooks to need nothing special from the retailer

Far Cry Asus offer
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SavageDonkey

Would this get the far cry primal key? Looks to meet the criteria … Would this get the far cry primal key? Looks to meet the criteria andlooks to need nothing special from the retailerFar Cry Asus offer



Seems so!
Very good price. Amazing value this card
would be really sweet , if Rakuten , dropped a 5 x points day for buyers !!
Was hoping it would qualify for Hitman, I don't really want to support them, but this would ease my conscience a little
980ti is £460 but can't justify for my needs
Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!

Can someone justify the spend? I am happily playing CS GO and Fallout 4 with my R9 380. I guess it is an upgrade for the Oculus.
unfortunately, looking at this seller's rating it's abysmal
I steered clear of them when looking at the descriptions for some of their motherboards which were completely different than model number or photo
good luck to those who buy
R9 390 should be good enough for anything right now.
If you trust this seller, they offer the 970 at an amazing price as well -- 215.

At 1080p, the 970 is generally the superior card. At 2k the 390 is generally above the 970.

At 4k, don't buy either of these cards.

If your CPU isn't at least an i5 2500, then do not buy the 390 as you will be bottlenecked in dirextx 11 games.

Other than those considerations, it's a good card from a good oem... From a fairly bad distributor.
this is a good card. I have it with a 4690k using fractal r4 case, overclocked to 1180/1600 and it maxes out every game ive played- black ops 3 Gta 5, MGS. That's stable 60fps at 1440p too. Beast for the cash but new gen coming VERY soon so... tough call to buy now or wait.
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Nate1492

good oem




Even though this is my deal I would personally never say ASUS is a good OEM. Their warranty and RMA issues make them a poorer choice than say MSI/Sapphire/EVGA
Edited by: "ollie87" 25th Feb 2016
All there asus stuff is cheap , seems dodgy for me , they have 380xs for 150, 950s for 100 notes also, 960 for 130.
Leepox

Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the … Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the spend? I am happily playing CS GO and Fallout 4 with my R9 380. I guess it is an upgrade for the Oculus.



A good 600W PSU is enough.
deal is hot but the seller is freezing cold read reviews before buy anything from this retailer
heat added for the deal
how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870?
sorry im bad with computers
menzah

how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD … how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870?sorry im bad with computers


should double your framerates
Not sure what to say about the cable place. Whoever 'runs' it also runs one or two other market place 'businesses' on Rakuten. I ordered 2 separate things in late October, one from the cable place and the other from another which I can't remember. Both products 'despatched' quickly. Neither arrived. Follow up emails were answered quite quick and both were promised to be re-sent. Both eventually did arrive well after they should have....both with Cable Place stamped parcels.

I left negative feedback due to the large delay in receiving my items and was then hounded by email at least twice a week for 2 month asking me to change my rating. Even offered to send me a free gift if I changed rating.

I declined, mainly because I knew I wouldn't receive it anyway!!


Not going to say avoid as I did get both purchases (which were cheaper than everywhere else), but I will say don't expect a smooth ride
Kerch

A good 600W PSU is enough.


You're making me having an even bigger dilemma now I've got a 620 Watt Coolermaster PSU)
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Leepox

You're making me having an even bigger dilemma now I've got a 620 Watt … You're making me having an even bigger dilemma now I've got a 620 Watt Coolermaster PSU)



That is more than enough for this card.
teggl97

this is a good card. I have it with a 4690k using fractal r4 case, … this is a good card. I have it with a 4690k using fractal r4 case, overclocked to 1180/1600 and it maxes out every game ive played- black ops 3 Gta 5, MGS. That's stable 60fps at 1440p too. Beast for the cash but new gen coming VERY soon so... tough call to buy now or wait.



Does this card really overclocks that high? I was only able to overclock my Sapphire R9 390 to 1137/1600. I would get artifacts in games if trying to go higher. What temperatures do you get when on full load? Thanks
ollie87

Even though this is my deal I would personally never say ASUS is a good … Even though this is my deal I would personally never say ASUS is a good OEM. Their warranty and RMA issues make them a poorer choice than say MSI/Sapphire/EVGA



I've had good experience with MSI/Sapphire/ASUS and pretty bad EVGA experience.

Your miles may vary.
mrb2001

Not sure what to say about the cable place. Whoever 'runs' it also runs … Not sure what to say about the cable place. Whoever 'runs' it also runs one or two other market place 'businesses' on Rakuten. I ordered 2 separate things in late October, one from the cable place and the other from another which I can't remember. Both products 'despatched' quickly. Neither arrived. Follow up emails were answered quite quick and both were promised to be re-sent. Both eventually did arrive well after they should have....both with Cable Place stamped parcels. I left negative feedback due to the large delay in receiving my items and was then hounded by email at least twice a week for 2 month asking me to change my rating. Even offered to send me a free gift if I changed rating. I declined, mainly because I knew I wouldn't receive it anyway!!Not going to say avoid as I did get both purchases (which were cheaper than everywhere else), but I will say don't expect a smooth ride




I had a couple of orders just before Xmas EXACTLY the same. The insisted they had resent my order, I've still recieved nothing to this day. They promise a free gift to bribe (an attempt at getting free feedback)

VERY clearly a scam, I am unsure why Rakuten allow such a fraudulent operation to continue under the protection
menzah

how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD … how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870?sorry im bad with computers


It would be a massive jump that u would notice with in seconds of playing a game with graphic settings turned ultra. Very good upgrade
I do NOT like or trust Rakuten or this seller, thecableplace. I bought something from them and it stopped working after less than a month and they refused to replace it saying I had to go direct to the manufacturer. Then the manufacturer said take it up with the seller. So after a runaround I had to put in a complaint with Rakuten who did nothing but lie for 2 months that they were 'looking into it'. Worst customer service I've ever encountered from all involved.

Edited by: "montblanc" 25th Feb 2016
I have this card. Its decent. although there are better 390's out there.
Banned
menzah

how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD … how much better is this than my current 2gb Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870?sorry im bad with computers


I think you can upgrade to the card can play many more games to wish you luck
Leepox

Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the … Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the spend? I am happily playing CS GO and Fallout 4 with my R9 380. I guess it is an upgrade for the Oculus.


Don't do it. The prices on two-year-old tech have barely budged. See what's coming out over the next few months.

You've got a working 380 already, so you can play any game available today at decent settings. This would be an overly-expensive upgrade considering the relatively minor boost you'll notice in gameplay.

All that is before even taking into account the suggestions that this seller may not be top-notch.
eiamhere69

I had a couple of orders just before Xmas EXACTLY the same. The insisted … I had a couple of orders just before Xmas EXACTLY the same. The insisted they had resent my order, I've still recieved nothing to this day. They promise a free gift to bribe (an attempt at getting free feedback)VERY clearly a scam, I am unsure why Rakuten allow such a fraudulent operation to continue under the protection



Same here, they are the worst company/bedroom seller on the internet. Seriously guys, even if it means spending a few quid more then get this card from somewhere else.

TheCablePlace are an absolute nightmare to deal with and I will put my car on it that you will not receive this item quickly and you will have to chase it up......and chase it up.....and chase it up, then threaten a charge back, etc.

Just check their latest feedback on Rakuten, there is a reason why most of the recent feedback are 1 star! Ignore the 4.5/5 overall or whatever that is, just read the recent feedback and you will understand who you are about to deal with!

Edited by: "NEtech" 25th Feb 2016
Leepox

Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the … Maaan. If I buy this I will have to buy a new PSU!Can someone justify the spend? I am happily playing CS GO and Fallout 4 with my R9 380. I guess it is an upgrade for the Oculus.



I can't help you justify a bad spend.

If you are looking to be 'rift/vr ready' I wouldn't recommend this generation's mid to upper range cards.

Pretty much the Fury X and the 980ti are the only ones I'd consider for the best VR experience, and even then, I'm not sure.

Plus, if you go with any of the high power consumption cards, you need a new PSU, why not put that PSU money toward the GPU? If you were going to buy the 390 + a GPU, just buy a 980ti. Probably about 60 quid more for a card that is far ahead.
Thanks to those who warned about this seller.. Looks like there will be shenanigans ahead
koahhe

Does this card really overclocks that high? I was only able to overclock … Does this card really overclocks that high? I was only able to overclock my Sapphire R9 390 to 1137/1600. I would get artifacts in games if trying to go higher. What temperatures do you get when on full load? Thanks


Oh no, mine is a Sapphire trixx as well. Just checked my o/c again - I lied. I'm at 1130/1700. That's with +38 core voltage and maxed out power tho. When stressed only hits 73 degrees
What could power a dual 4k setup?
guys go elite on flubit its 14days fre trail and than use this url instant price £209.43 and better retailers when choosing between these but £209.43 is amazing price
Watch out guys. The price has magically went up by £100.
benjelly

Watch out guys. The price has magically went up by £100.


lol its not magic the deal has ended i am happy i order mine for £209 via flubit while the offer was on
Order cancelled due to System Trouble.... refunded shortly
Edited by: "SavageDonkey" 26th Feb 2016
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