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Evga theae days is only tailoring to the 0.5% of us that do Liquid Nitrogen cooling and not the average Joe like me that just wanst a fast graphics card for a midrange price.
You mad? Why is this a bad thing?

There are plenty of other manufacturers that definitely do not cater to the extreme users. Why don't you go buy one of their's?
    
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Stupidest thing I've ever seen, you solder it you the existing board? I thought this was a feature on new boards.
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Evga theae days is only tailoring to the 0.5% of us that do Liquid Nitrogen cooling and not the average Joe like me that just wanst a fast graphics card for a midrange price.

Its 2% and no they do tailor to you, they think that you want all the extreme OC features. if it wasn't for extreme OCers you wouldn't have any buttons on your motherboard or voltage read points. They wouldn't put POST codes displays on either. They might provide you with a auto OC button tho lol.

in many manufacturers eyes, at least most of them OCing=Extreme OCing and your not an OCer unless you are extreme OCer, some do know this tho.

Anyways they make TONs of profit off of this, they just have to make enough to pay for the manufacturing cost of changing over the factory to make this kind of thing. its amazing how EVGA makes small things like this the EVBOT, big manufactures wont do it, so EVGA will, good for them. the hardware itself prob costs $5-$10 bucks. But you also have to buy EVBOT, which IMo should be changed.

BTW you don't solder this to a motherboard, you can but its prob not recommended b/c mobo is a bit more intricate in its VRM with SVID and all. its meant for GPUs.
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this is just stupid, VOID your warrenty on your $300+ pgu $300+mobo, pray to hell you dont overheat anything sensitive, and pray to hell to see some proformance, and you gotta figure out where the hell to solder things, for what? a unnoticible OC?
   
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I'm all for better power delivery, but come on guys, this is a fail.

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To me it makes much more sense to buy a Rog Matrix and the better power delivery right up front.

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I wonder sometimes if peeps on here really do not understand all the really kick-ass overclocking tools that the Asus Rog Martrix GTX 580 gives to not only day to day overclockers but extreme overclockers as well...
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I'd buy for my motherboard if I knew how to solder PCBs 'n stuff.
 
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Oh man, that is some serious kickass power design!!

If only I had the money I'd be removing all the chokes on my cards right now and installing 5.5mm banana connectors on them so I can do a plug&play version for this monster.


As always, money is my limiting factor.
   
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From the product info:
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NOTE: This device is intended only for advanced users with electronics experience. EPower board is covered by DOA warranty only. Use of this product will void your graphics or motherboard warranty.
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this is just stupid, VOID your warrenty on your $300+ pgu $300+mobo, pray to hell you dont overheat anything sensitive, and pray to hell to see some proformance, and you gotta figure out where the hell to solder things, for what? a unnoticible OC?
This product is obviously not meant for you wink.gif.
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This isn't intended for just 580's doh.gif. What if you have some older cards with weak power delivery systems? This would allow you to get some nice OCs on older cards.
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I'm all for better power delivery, but come on guys, this is a fail.

I wonder sometimes if peeps on here really do not understand all the really kick-ass overclocking tools that the Asus Rog Martrix GTX 580 gives to not only day to day overclockers but extreme overclockers as well...

i really don't think you are the target market.

for the record, This is a win.
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I know Evga Reps are on OCN, so this is for them.

The addon EPower VRM board is a great idea. However take it a step further, Give me a option to buy my motherboard or graphics card for a higher price with the EPower VRM prewired. Yeah, I am lazy But If I am willing to buy the product at a higher price with everything ready to go, why not sell it that way.
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