Currently, with the release of the 390, 290's have been coming down in price.
This r9 290, with rebate, goes as low as 199.99!! (200 bucks)
The only issue is the stock cooler, I would recommend buying an aftermarket cooler for it. But since I'm going to be adding this card to my loop, I wont really need to worry about that.
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The sale has finished, the rebate is still on.
Meanwhile in germany it costs 320-350€ which is around 350-375$
Everything in germany seems to be so expensive compared to american/canadian prices *jealous*
I've been telling people on many forums to buy 200 series (since they are basically the same anyway) for much less money.
Most of the time people don't listen because they can only read benchmarks...