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Seemingly can't buy a r9 280x, what would you suggest instead?

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November 30, 2013 2:55:26 AM

So I went to buy the MSI r9 280x and unfortunately no one seems to have them (I must mention I am in the UK) in fact, a couple of suppliers seem to believe that they have been discontinued.

So I looked at the other r9 280x cards, but to no avail. Once again I am told they are discontinued or just out of stock.

So I have pretty much every other component I need except a GPU, which is rather important as I want to play games.

So what would you suggest for a replacement to the r9 280x, I have a budget of £250 for the card.
It will be running with a fx-8350 on an Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0.

I will be playing, Skyrim, Minecraft, Assassins Creed, Thief, Star Citizen, Batman.

Any and all help is much appreciated.

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November 30, 2013 2:59:53 AM

Overclockers have plenty in stock:) 
I've used the site dozens of times and they are really good.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=7...
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November 30, 2013 3:03:34 AM

its a new card and also on high demand, so it is surely only out of stock not discontinued. You might want to buy online amazon or what jay2577 said :) 
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November 30, 2013 3:21:26 AM

Do you still need help?
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November 30, 2013 3:29:03 AM

I wouldn't be two surprised if they stop making them, the non-X model is significantly cheaper than the value for performance - which is heavily noted in all of the reviews of the newer card. Either just but one of them or spend a little bit more and buy two...

Edit: Sorry , I thought you said 290.. Even still, get a 290 and reflash it... - http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/201311212...
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November 30, 2013 3:29:14 AM

jay2577 said:
Overclockers have plenty in stock:) 
I've used the site dozens of times and they are really good.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=7...


jay2577 said:
Do you still need help?


I went for the one on overclockers, I saw they had some, but I was dubious about them, but at the end of the day I have heard some good things and I can get my money back pretty easily if anything does go wrong.

Those ones on ebuyer and novatech aren't showing up for me, weird.
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November 30, 2013 3:30:55 AM

And also: Scan, Aria, Dabs, CCL, Pixmania and MicroDirect. Although it's likely some of them have limited stock as well.
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November 30, 2013 3:37:05 AM

Defs go scan over overclockers...
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November 30, 2013 3:39:50 AM

I have literally used overclockers lots and lots of times and they have never let me down. Also if you select DPD as the delivery you can track the delivery van by gps on the day of arrival:)  I hate waiting for the delivery vans myself and find it very handy. Happy gaming on your new card:) 

Anthony OBrien said:
jay2577 said:
Overclockers have plenty in stock:) 
I've used the site dozens of times and they are really good.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=7...


jay2577 said:
Do you still need help?


I went for the one on overclockers, I saw they had some, but I was dubious about them, but at the end of the day I have heard some good things and I can get my money back pretty easily if anything does go wrong.

Those ones on ebuyer and novatech aren't showing up for me, weird.


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