Would you pay $650 for a GTX 680?

So where I live you can only get the EVGA GTX 680 for $650 dollars... not as bad as some countries. Maybe the least money you can get it for is 600 dollars. So if you were in that kind of position would you pay it? Or a better question would be, is it worth it?
All other graphics cards are priced at more or less at what newegg offers.
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  1. are we talking US dollars cause most of them retail for 499.99
  2. slhpss said:
    are we talking US dollars cause most of them retail for 499.99


    Yes
  3. That's crazy if you ask me. Of course the most I have ever paid for a video card is $200. I can't justify to myself to spend that kind of money just to play video games.

    However, if you have the money and it is not going to take food out of your kids' mouths, you can do whatever you are comfortable doing. For me, spend $250 on a decent card and donate the other $400 to a good charity. There are plenty of better places to spend that kind of money instead of just trying to get +10fps in BF3.
  4. NO Sweclockers reported that the 690 is coming the week of April 30 too close for one not to wait, prices are still playing cake walk. I would hold off a little bit longer if I were you. I have a 680, great card! the software advancements are a testimony to Nvidia too. I got mine for 500 though, faster and cheaper than two 570s at least mine is! almost P11,000 on 3d mark 11! I feel it is a very good balance for the i7-2600.
  5. @ recon-uk toms shows the 680 as getting 64 FPS at 1080P on metro 2033. With AAA on and everything else high. I do not have metro, so I am not sure. Those 480s are still pretty nice though, I have no idea why anyone would upgrade now from a 480 or 570 and up. Even 295s and 5970. Definitely, upgrade when you need to, when you cant play games. Sure bragging is fun about your high FPS but there is always something faster on the way.
  6. that is a terrible price for a 680, pass
  7. Heck no. I would just wait util newegg becomes in stock, which shouldn't be too much longer.
  8. No... but I bought it for $509.99 (Canadian).
  9. I wouldn't pay over $100 for one but thats just me.
  10. Thanks for your opinions, I'll probably go for a SLI setup in that case and save the money for something else :D
  11. For $650 a piece, no. It is waaay too overpriced, but I have seen them at that price in some countries outside the US.
  12. I bought a 680 for 1000 NZD (thats about 800 USD)

    this sorta stuff is waaay overpriced here...
  13. At $499, it's not really overpriced, but is hard to get. At $650, it's overpriced.
  14. NO just NO !
  15. No, that's horridly overpriced.

    That said, it somewhat depends on the price of the 7970. If the 7970 is available for closer to its US MSRP of ~$480-500, then definitely get that.
  16. HD7970's going for $449.99 on Amazon.
    www.amazon.com/dp/B006O714FI?tag=banforbucga08-20&camp=213761&creative=393545&linkCode=bpl&creativeASIN=B006O714FI&adid=1155J6YJ11HRKPA0SSYN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fgamingrig.blogspot.com%2F
  17. No, considering a GTX480 ($229.99) could still probably play 99% of the games nowadays on max settings.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121373
  18. joshernater9 said:
    Heck no. I would just wait util newegg becomes in stock, which shouldn't be too much longer.


    I would bet on it, and even if they do receive supply in the next week ro so, it will again limited and sell out. Nvidia is having so huge problems with TSMC, to the point where they are shopping for a new foundry.
  19. Quote:
    480: pure adrenaline meets visual bliss. :D

    Thats just the GTX 480 rising up the ambient air temperature and making you delirious.
  20. welshmousepk said:
    I bought a 680 for 1000 NZD (thats about 800 USD)

    this sorta stuff is waaay overpriced here...



    Ahhh a fellow NZer. Yeah I would happily pay $600 USD for one. I think I will wait for some price drops.
  21. Quote:
    Cheers for that, do you have a gpu that does not rise past 55c?
    If not behave.


    How much a GPU heats up your room isn't all about how hot it is aloud to get under load. How much is dissipated from the GPU will determine how much heat is dumped into the room.
  22. Quote:
    Cheers for that, do you have a gpu that does not rise past 55c?
    If not behave.

    The difference being is that the GTX 480 idles at the near the same temp most GPUs are at under full load LOL fail !
  23. Quote:
    Hehe yeah mine idle at 29c...
    Air cooled.

    Still has to dissipate the gigantic amount of heat it generates all that means is you have an efficient after market aircooler dumping the heat into your computer room away from the gpu and closer to you LOL.
  24. Quote:
    Done trolling yet?

    I'll let your behavior slide this time after all I understand that the heat your GTX 480 is emitting is making you delirious to the point in where you are hallucinating into a visual bliss.
  25. Zero_ said:
    HD7970's going for $449.99 on Amazon.
    www.amazon.com/dp/B006O714FI?tag=banforbucga08-20&camp=213761&creative=393545&linkCode=bpl&creativeASIN=B006O714FI&adid=1155J6YJ11HRKPA0SSYN&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fgamingrig.blogspot.com%2F


    What zero here said. Prices just took a plunge buy now or maybe wait for them to dip further?
  26. MMO is banned for a week for trolling.Recon-uk watch the language in the alerts.
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