Waited to see if any deals at black friday, didn't see much. There was a deal for 6970 on newegg but since I live in Cali, after tax it comes out to about the same as this really good MSI card that gets 5 star over 50+ review on newegg.
I'm not very familiar with video card prices, sale trends, and if its a good time to buy now. I wouldn't mind it if I'm missing out on a $20-30 discount opportunity, but don't know if steeper discount may come later this year.
Anyone foresee any good deals before the year ends? Or should I just get this beauty for $335 and call it a day?
I'm vot sure what card you are refering to , I just went on to Newegg and the 6970 that was there was $389.99 and a $30 rebate for $359.99 where did you see one for $335 and you should pick it up if it's that low.
The "Power Edition" of the card is matched with the TF III cooler. I am not entirely sure what the difference is but I believe the "Power Edition" is overclocked even further and may have different components / features which aide in the overclocking process.
Seeing as how the difference between the two is only 30 dollars, I would purchase the "Power Edition" variant.
The "Power Edition" is the Twin Frozer 111 and it is clocked at 770 nhz The other one , the Twin Frozer 11 is clocked at 750mhz so it doesn't seem worth it to get the Twin Frozer 111 for $30 more and it's only 20mhz faster clock. Stick with the Twin Frozer 11.