Origin PC Goes Mad With Discounts on Titan-Z Systems

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Ben Van Deventer

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...Maybe banking on tech websites to blast their promotional offer all over the web and look like a bunch of regular Good Guy Gregs is cheaper than traditional advertising tactics?
 

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Anyone who spends $3000 for a video card is either stupid or stupid rich.
Or they are professionals and their technical needs are significantly different and more demanding than gamers/enthusiasts. Maybe the Titan-Z is over-priced, but a $3000 Quadro/Firepro is not over-priced. But, I get your point....a $3000 GPU for gaming, or bragging rights, is somewhat a little absurd. Yet, $3000 to some people(like me) is like $300 to a wealthy person.
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
 

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I would not necessarily think they are going to go bankrupt because of this. The margins on high-end stuff, in general, are bound to be high. I almost would not be surprised if each Titan Z costs them about $1,500 or so.

OTOH, maybe they are trying to dump their stock because the Titan Z's are not selling.
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
It's still terrible "frames per second" value: why pat yourself on the back for spending $4500 on two titan Z's... when you can spend $1340 for two 780 Ti's, which still deliver 87% of the performance at 30% of the price.
 

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Hopefully by the time one receive the machine Nvidia still hasn't announced the GTX880.
Otherwise those who think of selling the extra Titan Z on ebay would have a very hard time fetching a meaningful amount....
 

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Anyone who spends $3000 for a video card is either stupid or stupid rich.
Despite all your downvotes, I think you're right. you can get two R9 295X2's for the same price as a Titan Z and absolutely dominate it in performance. Not only that, from every benchmark I've ever seen an R9 295X2 beats a TitanZ for half the price.
 

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Anyone who spends $3000 for a video card is either stupid or stupid rich.
Or they are professionals and their technical needs are significantly different and more demanding than gamers/enthusiasts. Maybe the Titan-Z is over-priced, but a $3000 Quadro/Firepro is not over-priced. But, I get your point....a $3000 GPU for gaming, or bragging rights, is somewhat a little absurd. Yet, $3000 to some people(like me) is like $300 to a wealthy person.

Until you find that your workstation app plugins dont work on it because its not a quaddro.
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
It's still terrible "frames per second" value: why pat yourself on the back for spending $4500 on two titan Z's... when you can spend $1340 for two 780 Ti's, which still deliver 87% of the performance at 30% of the price.
There are always diminishing returns when you go higher up the GPU ladder. But it's not like these things are targeting just gaming performance. They're clearly a gaming and professional hybrid card.

Obviously they lack value in terms of pure gaming, but if you're a professional who would utilize these things to their full potential, and want it to game on the side, they certainly have some value then, especially with such a dramatic markdown of about $1500 over 2 cards.
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
It's still terrible "frames per second" value: why pat yourself on the back for spending $4500 on two titan Z's... when you can spend $1340 for two 780 Ti's, which still deliver 87% of the performance at 30% of the price.
There are always diminishing returns when you go higher up the GPU ladder. But it's not like these things are targeting just gaming performance. They're clearly a gaming and professional hybrid card.

Obviously they lack value in terms of pure gaming, but if you're a professional who would utilize these things to their full potential, and want it to game on the side, they certainly have some value then, especially with such a dramatic markdown of about $1500 over 2 cards.
The 'markdown' that you're so hung up on / excited about is just the absence of the original artificial 'markup' that was in no way ever linked to actual performance.

Again, you can get almost 90% of the performance (in any scenario) by spending LESS THAN A THIRD of what these two Titans would cost you.

You sound like a girl who's so excited that her new $300 shoes were marked down from $900! What a bargain! -_-
 

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Anyone who spends $3000 for a video card is either stupid or stupid rich.
Or they are professionals and their technical needs are significantly different and more demanding than gamers/enthusiasts. Maybe the Titan-Z is over-priced, but a $3000 Quadro/Firepro is not over-priced. But, I get your point....a $3000 GPU for gaming, or bragging rights, is somewhat a little absurd. Yet, $3000 to some people(like me) is like $300 to a wealthy person.
So what your saying is hey everybody look at me I'm rich...supposedly.
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
6k for a PC....You still live in your parents basement don't you?
 

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Anyone who spends $3000 for a video card is either stupid or stupid rich.
Or they are professionals and their technical needs are significantly different and more demanding than gamers/enthusiasts. Maybe the Titan-Z is over-priced, but a $3000 Quadro/Firepro is not over-priced. But, I get your point....a $3000 GPU for gaming, or bragging rights, is somewhat a little absurd. Yet, $3000 to some people(like me) is like $300 to a wealthy person.
SO what your saying is hey look at me I'm supposedly rich.......
 

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This sale is insane. I went through their pricing and for a full system, OS and all, it's about $5800 for nice cooling, case, high end CPU, 1200 watt psu, more than enough ram and 2x titan Z's, a 240GB SSD,..... that's a really awesome deal.

2x Titan Z's are 6k alone on newegg. If you estimate that the rest of the hardware, build cost, warranty, etc and software comes up to a $1200 - $1500 value... that leaves about $4500 for 2x Titan Z's.

Not bad at all. Ya it's pricey, but it's really not THAT bad. $6k for a PC, if you keep it for 2 years would come up to $250 a month. That's chump change to most people.
It's still terrible "frames per second" value: why pat yourself on the back for spending $4500 on two titan Z's... when you can spend $1340 for two 780 Ti's, which still deliver 87% of the performance at 30% of the price.
There are always diminishing returns when you go higher up the GPU ladder. But it's not like these things are targeting just gaming performance. They're clearly a gaming and professional hybrid card.

Obviously they lack value in terms of pure gaming, but if you're a professional who would utilize these things to their full potential, and want it to game on the side, they certainly have some value then, especially with such a dramatic markdown of about $1500 over 2 cards.

Well how about 2 titans black?, they have better performance and they still half the $4500 price you calculate
 

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This is not going mad, going mad is sell a $3000 GPU (for gamers, because nvidia fan boys accept it, they advertise this card as a gaming card). This is realize that they can´t fool consumers and try to repair the problem.
 
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