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Should I sell my 290x on the new Etherum mining craze and upgrade to GTX 1070/1080?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it reasonable to assume I could sell my MSI R9-290x 4GB Gaming edition for $200-250 in Canadian dollars?  I just looked on /r/hardwareswap and it looks like, at least on the American side, people are selling these things for way more than they were even just a few months ago.

 

I've been considering a buy on a GTX 1070 or 1080 anyway so I can both run stuff on high/ultra on my 1440p Qnix monitor as well as use Nvidia Gamestream to my Nvidia Shield TV hooked up to my TV.

 

1) What should I expect to sell my card for?  It's about 2-3 years old and I have the original box but no receipt.  It's in great condition.

 

2) Is it going to be worth the upgrade for 1440p?  Based on the few benchmark comparison I could find it seems to be.  I kind of don't like this card for the summer anyway, it runs hot and loud but apparently that's normal for 290x cards to do.  If I do, is it worth the extra dough for a 1080 over 1070?  Currently the cheapest 1080 I can find is $689 CAD vs the cheapest reasonable 1070 is about $599.  Seems like a no brainer to pay the extra $$ but just wanting to check.

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Yeah, I would if I were you. With the big craze it's possible you could sell it for as much as $350-$400 CAD.

 

What refresh rate is your monitor?


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17 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Yeah, I would if I were you. With the big craze it's possible you could sell it for as much as $350-$400 CAD.

 

What refresh rate is your monitor?

It's about 110hz. I'm using one of the Korean offbrand monitors from a few years ago that could go up to 120hz when unlocked.  It isn't gsync or anything like that. 

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9 minutes ago, Gohdan said:

It's about 110hz. I'm using one of the Korean offbrand monitors from a few years ago that could go up to 120hz when unlocked.  It isn't gsync or anything like that. 

1080 is probably worth going for them. The price/perf is better too.


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