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No, they don't have any p67/z68 boards up there.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post
No, they don't have any p67/z68 boards up there.
Gotcha. Besides, I doubt anything EVGA makes has power support for bacon warmers.
post #13 of 23
That EVGA card is almost a reference card, but, for the price you can't beat it.
 
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post #14 of 23
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Ordered it. Reference card?
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Ordered it. Reference card?
reference design. all other cards use a different pcb design as well as a their own cooler.

reference = hotter than third party coolers

btw i hope you didn't buy the bstock one... the superbiz price is unbeatable... plus 30 day vs. 3 year warranty?
    
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Reference also = lower clock speeds, most of the time, just have to look at specs.
 
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post #17 of 23
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reference design. all other cards use a different pcb design as well as a their own cooler.

reference = hotter than third party coolers

btw i hope you didn't buy the bstock one... the superbiz price is unbeatable... plus 30 day vs. 3 year warranty?
Got the B-Stock. No worries. EVGA has a pretty good support/RMA thing going on.
post #18 of 23
Be forewarned, you are really rolling the dice on the EVGA card, 90 day warranty only.

I rolled the dice on a EVGA B Stock motherboard and lost, system was unstable until I replaced it. If you think a longer warranty and peace of mind is worth a few more bucks, I'd advise you to spend a bit more for a new card.
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post #19 of 23
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Well, I pulled the trigger on it. Worst case scenario, I'll RMA it.
post #20 of 23
i agree with CQCMugen. the few bucks saved isn't worth the hassle of B stock.

cancel the order with EVGA and buy from superbiz.
worst case scenario, it dies on you the day the warranty ends at the 91 day mark. no rma at that point in time.
    
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