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Anybody have prior experience with them? So far what I've read people have been very pleased with what they have gotten. If it is DOA can I simply return it? I understand its kind of a "buy at your own risk" thing.

Currently on EVGA you can get their stock 570 for $250 while on newegg they go for ~$320
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do it.

b stock is good deal. havnt heard of much issues with em

just hear alot about people buyin em
     
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Thats a risk I wouldnt like to take. Id rather spend the $70 extra for good warranty coverage. Rather than just having a 90 day warranty, the card bricks and Im out $250. Just my opinion.
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I'm happy with mine. Only real thing I have run into is that my max OC isn't as stable as it used to be in games. But that could be driver related.
As far as the guy above me, just test it like crazy before the warranty is out.
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I'm happy with mine. Only real thing I have run into is that my max OC isn't as stable as it used to be in games. But that could be driver related.
As far as the guy above me, just test it like crazy before the warranty is out.
Is it also possible that these B-stock cards are cards that people have traded in through the EVGA step up program? If that is the case most of em should be working just fine lol
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EVGA acculy test every single thing they put on b-stock for problems, where as new products they only test like a few from each batch. all b-stock products come with a 90 day warranty as well
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Anybody have prior experience with them? So far what I've read people have been very pleased with what they have gotten. If it is DOA can I simply return it? I understand its kind of a "buy at your own risk" thing.

Currently on EVGA you can get their stock 570 for $250 while on newegg they go for ~$320
Buy a 480 instead. Only 219 and they don't blow up when overclocked
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Buy a 480 instead. Only 219 and they don't blow up when overclocked
Yeah people keep saying the 480 is too loud and too hot but I've had a 260 and I know what too loud and too hot already is so I'm used to it lol. Is it really better? (from your point of view)
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Yeah people keep saying the 480 is too loud and too hot but I've had a 260 and I know what too loud and too hot already is so I'm used to it lol. Is it really better? (from your point of view)
It all really depends on your case. Have a great airflow case and the 480 isn't very loud or hot but put it in a mid tower with 2 fans and look out. 570 is really just a 480 with less memory and bandwidth. Clock for clock the 480 will be faster but its up to you.
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It all really depends on your case. Have a great airflow case and the 480 isn't very loud or hot but put it in a mid tower with 2 fans and look out. 570 is really just a 480 with less memory and bandwidth. Clock for clock the 480 will be faster but its up to you.
All the benchies I looked at so far the 570 comes out on top when OC'd

but I did find a EVGA 480 SSC on craigslist for $225. Should I take it?
Edited by KrisBKreeme - 8/2/11 at 11:23pm
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