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Though 599 is not cheap and some might need 4gb for surround it does not lessen the ripoff of the classified...

I was about to mention that 2 cards with 1 evbot, assuming a $100 price difference per card for the extra memory, would put the cost of the classy below.

I was wrong though, 2x 699 lightnings (theoretical price for 4gb) would still be cheaper.

Frackin' evga.
    
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post #322 of 900
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since this card apparently gets loud at load i was going to attempt to slap my accelero twin turbo II on with the heatplate... i'm hoping it works, that'd be great!! thumb.gif

You would have to be cuckoo to replace TF4 with a twin turbo 2. Twin turbo 2 doesn't cool the VRM actively and is a 3 slot cooler.

Don't listen to the nuts telling you the TF4 is loud, it really isn't. Not unless you set it to a ridiculously high manual fan speed, which you'll never ever need.
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TFIV is far quieter than TFIII for sure...
post #324 of 900
TWIN FROZR 4 for the win. I just want my card. Msi is making me want the new mpower board to match my new card!! Im trashed on bourbon and all I want is some you know what and a Msi lightning ha.
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post #325 of 900
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Originally Posted by pabloedvardo View Post

I was about to mention that 2 cards with 1 evbot, assuming a $100 price difference per card for the extra memory, would put the cost of the classy below.
I was wrong though, 2x 699 lightnings (theoretical price for 4gb) would still be cheaper.
Frackin' evga.

Don't forget that you need an EVGA motherboard to flash the EVbot if it doesn't have the latest firmware. Winning!
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Don't forget that you need an EVGA motherboard to flash the EVbot if it doesn't have the latest firmware. Winning!

There was a thread about this on EVGA forums, it seems that if your EVBot doesn't have the latest firmware and you don't have an EVGA mobo, you can send back the EVBot and they'll give you a new one.
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There was a thread about this on EVGA forums, it seems that if your EVBot doesn't have the latest firmware and you don't have an EVGA mobo, you can send back the EVBot and they'll give you a new one.

Are they at least willing to pay shipping both ways?
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even if they did their still ripping you off i would never buy the evga classified over this but then again i do own an evga referene lol not down with their taxation on this card.
when theirs more info and i can gurantee i will see better overclocks then 1200ish/7k that i can get on my reference card i wont upgrade but then again the card is sexy as hell
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even if they did their still ripping you off i would never buy the evga classified over this but then again i do own an evga referene lol not down with their taxation on this card.
when theirs more info and i can gurantee i will see better overclocks then 1200ish/7k that i can get on my reference card i wont upgrade but then again the card is sexy as hell

I don't plan on buying it either. I was just asking if they at least had the common decency to use lube when making customers buy their proprietary overclocking tool to unlock voltage on a $650 "Classified" card.

If they didn't pay for two way shipping that would really show where EVGA has gone since they went "global" with their warranty service. Seems like everything went downhill since then. 50 different SKUs for 670/680s and now they release a Classified card that you can't use properly without spending another $100 on EVbot. They should have included it in the package.
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I think that judging by what has said, there seems to be enough evidence that this is the card to get.

Lets wait for the first people here to get the release version and for MSI to release their next version of Afterburner. Until then, all we're doing is speculating.
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