Originally Posted by Killbuzzjrad
As you can see, normally I don't post in forums, but I needed to inform anyone looking into these cards might need to look around a bit more before purchasing. I received one of them from Newegg and it is sub par at best. For one the fans were not attached to to the PCB very well (I can easily wiggle it). Second, the fan wire has somehow been cut (Still works but it's just annoying). Thirdly, I don't know how MSI does their "binning" process but they need to step it up a notch. Even with the LN2 bios enabled all I can get up to is 1272mhz. Now I know some of you will reply and tell me that I should be happy with that and I would agree with you but I also have a ASUS DC2 TOP that makes 1299mhz, is built better, and costs $50 less. I'm hoping that AB 2.2.3 will make me a believer and I will be sure to edit my post but until then I wish that I would have waited.
I'm sure I will get flamed for this but your words will fall on deaf eyes. And no, I will not RMA it since it isn't broke. It just sucks.
Nah, sounds like you got a bad card. That should not have happened, and I do know newegg will sell used cards as new (which is obviously not cool, it has happened to me before with newegg). Under that condition I would definitely RMA the card, sounds like you probably got a unit that somebody else returned possibly.
Nobody is saying you should put up with a bad card with the shroud not properly attached. Abusing RMA policies is not cool though, it ruins the hobby for all of us - but again, you would not be abusing it in this case. I really dislike newegg for this but there have been a couple times that I received a clearly used card as new, which is another thing I don't like about people circumventing RMA policies - although clearly newegg is in the wrong as well for selling used cards as new. (note - I am just theorizing about why your card is like that with the loose shroud however in ANY case you received a bad card IMHO)Edited by xoleras - 7/4/12 at 3:22pm