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#1 Torrwin

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

The folks at Hidden Path entertainment have just "opened up the floodgates", so to speak on the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter.

**NEW TIERS ADDED**
Get the $30 Tier plus a Razer Naga Hex gaming mouse, Red for $107, Green for $108

The video cards are sold out, but you can still get some great deals on the digital content and help support the game as well.

Tiers
$15 -> Full copies of Defense Grid 1 & Defense Grid 2 (when available) on Steam
$30 -> Above rewards + All DG1 DLC, and extra additional digital content
$50 -> Above rewards + beta access to DG2
$75 -> Above rewards + DG poster and two extra copies of all digital content
$100 -> Above rewards + T-Shirt and signed copy of the poster
$150 -> Above rewards + 8GB Gun Tower USB stick + Fletcher button
$175 -> Above rewards + all 3 t-shirts
$225 -> Above rewards + Razer Naga Hex gaming mouse

More Details
DG1 is available via email almost immediately. You get to keep the game even if the Kickstarter doesn't make the goal.
The video cards are rumored to be the 1GB PowerColor models.
**The video cards will be shipped in September**

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#2 FadeToOne

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

That's a pretty good deal just for the video card.
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#3 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:26 PM

That's a pretty good deal just for the video card.



Yeah it is. If I was in the market for one I would consider it. Wish they had a similar deal with the mouse, but you can only get the mouse with the $225 tier. It's like a $70 mouse on amazon so no go.

Edited by CheapLikeAFox, 06 August 2012 - 10:40 PM.
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#4 orcishlad

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

That's a pretty tempting deal. It'd be a nice upgrade from my 5770.

#5 Jodou

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

That's actually a really good deal by about $50 off the card, not including the games. Great card too, currently using one from Sapphire myself.

#6 BigBizzee

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

What does this card usually sell for?

#7 Jodou

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

What does this card usually sell for?

About $170 before any rebates going on at the time.

#8 Ratfoot

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Any one have one of these? I've been looking to upgrade from my 4870 for a while now.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

The folks at Hidden Path entertainment have just "opened up the floodgates", so to speak on the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter.

For $15 you get full copies of Defense Grid 1 and Defense Grid 2
For $30 you get all of the above plus all DG1 DLC.
For an extra $90 you can add an AMD Radeon HD 6870 video card.

So $90 + 15 = $105, or $90 + 30 = $120. That's a hell of a deal.

There are lots of other tiers as well that you can add the video cards to, and there is also an AMD Radeon HD 6770 tier.

Edit: The video cards are rumored to be the 1GB Sapphire models, but this has not been confirmed. Also, they are limited to 300 6780's and 300 6770's.



Edit: Read it all wrong, OP is correct. There is also an $85 tier for a 6770 too if someone just wants that.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

Great stuff! Thank you! I am building a comp for my brother-in-law for christmas and this was perfect! Plus I get a great game :P Ha, I bought this same card in January for myself at 168 on amazon.
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#11 shady859

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

Oh wow, I have been eyeballing these cards for awhile as I kick around getting back into the PC world. Neogaf suggests these are the best bang for your video card buck at the $170 price tag. If they confirmed the card i'd probably seal my future and start picking up things for a build finally.

From the comments


Do we know what the specs are on the video cards? (e.g. ram amount, ports, etc) AMD has 35 different 6870's and 25 different 6770's listed on their site.




Creator Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer about 19 hours ago

I was told causally that they would be supplied by Sapphire, and I believe they are 1GB cards, but both of these points have not been verified.





#12 caedeskhan

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:34 PM

Dove in for the $105 level. Should be a decent upgrade from a 768 MB GTX 460.

#13 Kecir12

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

Not til December though and the way to get he card seems stupidly convoluted. You end up paying about what the card costs from newegg when shipping is factored in.

#14 Torrwin

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:37 PM

Not til December though and the way to get he card seems stupidly convoluted. You end up paying about what the card costs from newegg when shipping is factored in.


Actually, that's a typo. The video cards will be delivered in September, and DG1 is available via email almost immediately.

From the official comments:
Creator Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer about 1 hour ago

The video cards should ship in September. AMD says they'll have them to us by September 1st. Then it is just the time for us to turn them around to you.

Edited by Torrwin, 07 August 2012 - 12:16 AM.

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#15 Vinny

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:37 PM

I really need a new card as my (loyal but ancient) 3850 died recently and this is a great price. When would they send out the card?

If it's the Dec estimate, I'll pass since the 6000 series cards are likely to drop much lower before then.

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#16 kirby145

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:38 PM

Is this card good for say, Guild Wars 2? I know that game in particular has problems with a lot of cards below a certain level.

Most of the reviews are positive, aside from several saying that they couldn't get it to work with 3 monitors. That's not a problem to me so..
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#17 Xellos2099

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

How much better is a 6870 from a gtx 275?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

How much better is a 6870 from a gtx 275?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q...archy Chart&l=1

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:45 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...archy Chart&l=1

You even got me with that one :p
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

Actually, that's a typo. The video cards will be delivered in September, and DG1 is available via email almost immediately.


Are you sure? If so, then $105 for a 6870 is a steal. I need a crap ASAP but for that much, I can wait until September. I really hope it is September too, since I'll be out of town for most of August. I went ahead a pledged.

How much better is a 6870 from a gtx 275?


http://www.anandtech...duct/520?vs=540

The 6870 kills the GTX 285 in nearly all aspects (and uses a lot less power!) so it'll be a huge jump from your 275, which I think which a notably weaker than then the 285.

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#21 RoboPhish

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

OP, I just did the $105 pledge and received a code for the DG1 and all the DLC for steam. Can you update to reflect this?
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#22 SeanTM22

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

So pledging the $105 Tier alone will get you the 6870, right? The wording is very confusing but I just want to be sure

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

For the type of game, the video card itself seems like a bit overkill. Still a great price, would've jumped on it a month ago.

#24 Torrwin

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

So pledging the $105 Tier alone will get you the 6870, right? The wording is very confusing but I just want to be sure


Yes, that is correct as I understand it.
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#25 Xellos2099

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:18 AM

the turret gun flash driver seems cool too

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:29 AM

I bought an HD 6870 graphics card when they first came out, I paid $220 for it IRC and it has handled pretty much everything I've thrown at it in max settings without any problems, very good card, for $105 is a steal. I might consider getting a second one for CrossFireX support but I can't afford it at the moment

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:55 AM

This is still eating away at me. I'm about ready to crack and pitch in but just to be sure, we only get our video cards if the kickstarter reaches its goal, correct?

#28 Torrwin

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:59 AM

This is still eating away at me. I'm about ready to crack and pitch in but just to be sure, we only get our video cards if the kickstarter reaches its goal, correct?


That's correct, but if it doesn't you'll still get to keep your copies of Defense Grid on Steam. Kind of a win-win situation.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:00 AM

I have an XFX 6870 and it's been boss. Getting another with this to Crossfire, I think.

#30 arikmoon

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

New hardware for defense grid? What the Fuck?

Need some new gpus for minecraft 2?