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Seems like the main card that is always open box for the 560 on the egg in the twin frozr. Reading the reviews there seems to be a fairly high failure rate. Anyone heard anything about maybe a bad batch.

I have check for change set up trying to snag one but got to wondering why this is the only open box I ever see?
Edited by lightsout - 5/17/11 at 9:37pm
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More people buying it than others, logically more people returning it than others.
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Seems like the main card that is always open box for the 560 on the egg in the twin frozr. Reading the reviews there seems to be a fairly high failure rate. Anyone heard anything about maybe a bad batch.

I have check for change set up trying to snag one but got to wondering why this is the only open box I ever see?
I take Newegg feedback with a grain of salt. You got a wide variety of people who are very stupid in that mix. Some of the people who post either did something wrong, didn't know how to use it, or not met requirements, who post inaccurate and irate feedback.

In fact the MSI Lightning and Twin Frozr II cards are very good cards that over clock quite nicely. They run cooler than reference cards and built with military grade components. I owned one and have first hand experience with them.

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More people buying it than others, logically more people returning it than others.
I agree, it's the main mid-level card for sweet spot. How's your card doing Ascii?
     
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I agree, it's the main mid-level card for sweet spot. How's your card doing Ascii?
It's simply amazing, the extra $15 was worth going from the TFII to the Hawk TFIII. My original plan was to get the TFII/OC but, the Hawk happened to be released 3 days before I obtained the money, so, the choice was obvious. I rarely see it above 62c even at full load, highest I've ever seen it at was 66c, but I have horrible case ventilation and it's still this cool, I'd attribute that slightly due to that I always remove the shims on the case so there's more breathing room unless it would interfere with how the fans are pushing air. But, there's no fan under the card.

The performance blew me away as I came from a 1GB 9600 GT, the only issue I've noticed Is simple pop-in textures in some games and that's simply due to the card literally being new and drivers haven't been tweaked for it yet.

The card's so fantastic I want to switch to a Sandy Bridge/SLI setup eventually since I'm BN'd by my proc in the cycle hungry dual core games. Having said that, I'm doing fantastic in the true quad core games like BF:BC2. I have no other new true quad core games and the Crysis 2 demo isn't playable since the demo servers are down so there's no way to enter a match. I also picked a fantastic PSU for the Hawk.

Seeing screenshots of The Witcher 2 lead me to decide that I'm going to download The Witcher 1 overnight and test it with the Hawk since I have yet to try it.
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More people buying it than others, logically more people returning it than others.
Yah I understand that but going through the reviews for multiple cards there just seems to be a way higher failure rate.

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I take Newegg feedback with a grain of salt. You got a wide variety of people who are very stupid in that mix. Some of the people who post either did something wrong, didn't know how to use it, or not met requirements, who post inaccurate and irate feedback.

In fact the MSI Lightning and Twin Frozr II cards are very good cards that over clock quite nicely. They run cooler than reference cards and built with military grade components. I owned one and have first hand experience with them.



I agree, it's the main mid-level card for sweet spot. How's your card doing Ascii?
I always try not to pay little attention to newegg reviews. While user error comes into play imo failures are a little different. And like I said above compared to say the evga 560's the failure rate is much higher. But I totally love my TF 460 and this is the card I want. The reviews just have me a little concerned.
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More people buying it than others, logically more people returning it than others.
Yah I understand that but going through the reviews for multiple cards there just seems to be a way higher failure rate.

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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
I take Newegg feedback with a grain of salt. You got a wide variety of people who are very stupid in that mix. Some of the people who post either did something wrong, didn't know how to use it, or not met requirements, who post inaccurate and irate feedback.

In fact the MSI Lightning and Twin Frozr II cards are very good cards that over clock quite nicely. They run cooler than reference cards and built with military grade components. I owned one and have first hand experience with them.



I agree, it's the main mid-level card for sweet spot. How's your card doing Ascii?
I always try not to pay little attention to newegg reviews. While user error comes into play imo failures are a little different. And like I said above compared to say the evga 560's the failure rate is much higher. But I totally love my TF 460 and this is the card I want. The reviews just have me a little concerned.


I already have an evge refrence card. But I'm concerned with 2 stacked on each other that there may be a heat issue. But it definitely looks better with 2 of the same cards.
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I've not heard of 560s failing at higher rates than others (especially not the dreaded GTX 570s).

That being said, I bought mine as an open box because it was just so damn cheap compared to the retail versions, and I don't need accessories anyways. The 560 has been folding for most of the chimp challenge and pretty much has been rock steady at 100% GPU usage for 10 days now, fan set to AUTO(55% speed), and the temp steady at 70*C. The card is OC'd to 950 core, 2250 memory for folding.

Sure, it whines pretty angry at that usage - but that's normal for graphics cards anyways.
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I've not heard of 560s failing at higher rates than others (especially not the dreaded GTX 570s).

That being said, I bought mine as an open box because it was just so damn cheap compared to the retail versions, and I don't need accessories anyways. The 560 has been folding for most of the chimp challenge and pretty much has been rock steady at 100% GPU usage for 10 days now, fan set to AUTO(55% speed), and the temp steady at 70*C. The card is OC'd to 950 core, 2250 memory for folding.

Sure, it whines pretty angry at that usage - but that's normal for graphics cards anyways.
Thanks for the feedback on an open box card. Sounds pretty good, now if they would just get one in stock!
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Pulled the trigger on another refrence model evga. Its on sale with a rebate and I just wanted a matching a pair this time. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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