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So I have been having problems with RMA GTX 470s. I keep getting cards with various problems. I have now had 4 cards all with problems from DOA to unstable to warped heat spreaders. Now EVGA very kindly wants to upgrade me to a GTX 570 cross shipment. The problem is I already have 2 GTX 470s with EK water-blocks, back-plates, and one slot brackets. So should I take it? Im REALLY REALLY REALLY tired of dealing with these cards. I have used 3 tubes of MX-4 RMAing and troubleshooting these cards. What would you guys do? Should I take it and sell everything and get another GTX 570? I was planning on upgrading to Nvidia Kepler as soon as that comes out apparently around the new year.
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I would take the 570, and sell the 470's to buy a 570 for SLI. Then you can just skip Kepler all together, and wait for big boy Maxwell.
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are they offering to replace both 470s or just one?? I didn't quite catch that. if its just one then take it and fold with that card while you game on the 570...or sell both of them off and watercool the 570...then later upgrade to another 570 and watercool that
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They are only going to replace one. The other is a going very strong.

Also with my CORSAIR 750TX be able to handle 2 GTX 570s?
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If you can find a buyer, then i'd recommend getting the 570's so much cooler and faster.

Edit: Yes, your PSU can handle way more than SLI 570s.
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yes it will....actually pushing it you could run 2 580s off of it. remember the 4xx series is power hungry and the 5xx series are way less.

Then I would get the 570..sell off your WC 470 and buy another 570
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Yeah GTX 570 is only "Difference: 4 Watts (2%)"

Here is link comparing the 2 cards...
http://www.hwcompare.com/9001/geforc...force-gtx-570/
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will be a huge pain to sell the other card and the water blocks, but it will be worth it in the end if you can get two 570s under water.

really sucks you have to go through this though.

on the up side, 570s >> 470s. 570s are supposed to be like 480s. plus they are the newer revisions (basically haha)
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They are only going to replace one. The other is a going very strong.

Also with my CORSAIR 750TX be able to handle 2 GTX 570s?
Yes, it can. Also, this isn't the first time this has happened. The last time I heard a similar situation, the customer was able to send it his other card as well, so both would be upgraded even though 1 of them was working. Also, doesn't EVGA sell watercooled GTX570s? If they do, try to broker yourself a killer deal.
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4 broken cards...wow, that's what I call bad luck...

How about you take the 570, sell it and buy a different brand 470 ?
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