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wubsmiley.gif EVGA, keep pushing beond the box guys and to the people moaning ITS FOR LN2 and extreame OCing not for everyday.
Edited by driftingforlife - 1/25/12 at 3:38pm
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World record with my gts 250's here I come. Would totally love to put this onto one of those to oc the snot out of it just for kicks.

Its a lot nicer to install something like this than it is to try and build it all yourself from scratch. Great buy for someone looking to mess around with some older hardware or one that you already smoked a vrm on.

For those who think this is dumb then you have not really oc'ed anything yet. Nothing like custom parts for custom hardware to get some extreme power. This is the equivalent of modifying a rice burner to hold a v8 with ridiculous hp. Is it practical nope. Is it really beneficial nope. Is it stupid fun to see just how far past the edge of sanity you can push something OH GOD YES!!!

Great job EVGA!!
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post #33 of 102
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I could see this being useful for reference 570s and 590s, and non-reference 6950s. And for anything ever made by MSI.

So basically the video card I have frown.gif lol.
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Obviously you can see that that was designed for the extreme user, who has good electronics experience. It was not designed for the average user, we tried to make that clear on the product page.
With that being said, this is just a stage one concept, perhaps in the future we can consider modular versions that can connect by simpler means, but the DIY nature of this product means you are not restricted, and can use it for a wide range of hardware.

If this were modular it would actually be pretty bad-ass...
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dont video card manufactors cheap out on vrm/power management parts to save cash and have decently priced cards like the galaxy gtx570? because the chip itself is the same as in the other cards. and the memory is also rated at 5.5gbs. am i wrong?

I dont think so. There's too much risk for the general consmer base. If something hits the fan due to the usage of cheapo parts, the rep, and the aftermath would even more more costly given how competitive the industry is. They just got to make the best use of the high quality parts for everyone. This epower from Evga is something for the extreme enthusiasts market segment to get some boost.
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Very interesting. I like that EVGA is trying to get products out for those crazy oc'ers that want to push it as much as they can. Most of those are do-it-yourselfer's anyway, so this will cater to them nicely.

Those of you complaining about why or there's no point to this - this product isn't for you clearly.
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The issue I see with something like this is that many with the knowledge and skill to put it to use could just replace or augment the VRM on most things themselves, with individual components, and probably for less money.

This thing does look like it could simplify the process though, but it will have to be of the utmost quality for tweakers to make the modest increase in convenience worthwhile.
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derp evga sucks and never does anything creative derp derp

eVGA is hardly the first company to do something like this.

Remember things like OCZ's DDR booster?
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dont video card manufactors cheap out on vrm/power management parts to save cash and have decently priced cards like the galaxy gtx570? because the chip itself is the same as in the other cards. and the memory is also rated at 5.5gbs. am i wrong?

NVIDIA has a reference design for their cards just like AMD, in the case of the GTX 570 its a crappy 4-phase VRM to power a 250W beast lol. They should have put the same VR on the GTX570 s they did the GTX 580. Other manufacturers put in very nice components for GPUs when they dub them as OC version for instance, but sometimes its just not enough as they don't build cards only for extreme LN2 benchers, they build them for water cooling people and just those who want a very expensive card.
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i had a DDR booster blameless, that was sick! Also there have been modular VRM upgrade slots as well I think it was actually an old GB board or maybe ABIT that had it i saw a picture of it.

Anyways these parts are of the highest quality, its the same VRm basically as that used on the X58 classified, EVGA has a nice contract with volterra, why not put volterra in their other products other than server parts is beyond me.
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