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As an update:

It's been about two weeks since I got a THIRD video card. Is it too soon to be posting? Not sure but anyways...

This time I went back to MSI but got a GTX570 Twin Frozr iii. Also I ordered it from Amazon rather than newegg (they were out of stock at the time). The first interesting thing I noticed was that when I received the card from Amazon it was different than the msi 6970 lightning from newegg. The 570 from Amazon had a taped bag. I don't recall having to remove a tape from the 6970 (I may be mistaken though). What was truely different was that the 570's heatsink (the entire silver part) had a sort of heath shrink wrap on it so I had to peel it off. That made me feel that it was really a new card. Looking back, the 6970 lightning from newegg didn't have the adhered plastic to the card which makes me think if it was really a new card or one that was returned as a "oh nvm I don't want this card".

All that aside my new 570 works! I haven't had any trouble with it even with my i7 920 @4.2Ghz. It is a tad louder than the gigabyte 570 but who cares at this point as long as it works.
Hmmm, that make me think that you bought the card used by an accident. I forget the exact letter, but with newegg, if you add a certain letter (I forget which letter) at the end of the url, the product you want to buy automatically turns into the used page for that product.

But glad everything's working now!
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at first it would seem liek a bad motherboard, but at least you sorted it out. you jsut had a bad stroke of luck.
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