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Is this a good deal on an R9 290?

This guy has 4 reference model R9 290's that appear to be used in a mining setup for $360 a piece. Is this a good price for one that's been used for mining?

(http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/sys/4401279310.html)

EDIT: Or would I be better off for the long run with a 770?
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  1. Yes for a working one it is a good price.
  2. Best answer
    Great price! Its worth 500 usually.
  3. Be wary of them being mining cards, they are likely to have been run solidly at 100% for months at a time. Also be prepared to deal with the usual heat and noise problems of the stock 290s.
  4. No. R9 290 is way better than 770 and will future proof you longer.
  5. ak47jar3d said:
    No. R9 290 is way better than 770 and will future proof you longer.


    Doesn't AMD also let you crossfire with the past generation card running the same chip? So say the 290 is rebranded as the 380 in the next series of cards, a "380" running a hawaii chip would still crossfire with an r9 290 right?
  6. 380? No. 290 can be crossfire with another 290 and that about it. I can't speak for the future, but it probably allow compatibility if its indeed rebranded 290. Its kind of pointless for 75% of users anyways consider how powerful it is.
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