I think newegg will be understanding then. Tell them you would like to return it... Do you have any anti static bags from other parts of your computer? like your motherboard or something? As far as im aware Newegg are very good with customer service and returns.
I would definately try and return it for a gtx 460 or something. The reviews for it are awesome yes, but you should check the review dates. The 5770 is a yesterdays card (but so is the 460), so the reviews are from the yesterday era, where they didnt have todays cards too compare it too, hence a lot less competition. When it first came out it was a sweet card.
How did you manage too lose the box and static wrap when youve had it for 10 days?
See if you can get something like this.
looks like its roughly 25% more powerful, but im pretty sure a gtx 460 overclocks a lot nicer than a 5770 so you could make that a ~30%
Edited by jacobrjett - 7/17/11 at 8:32pm