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I refuse to get a dual GPU card without a lifetime warranty. The lack of one here and the 3 slot requirement means I'll wait for the 7990 from VisionTek or XFX. It does look nice, though!

Lifetime warranty? What, are you going to be using this thing in the nursing home? Lifetime warranties are completely over rated.
No. Massive amounts of heat means a 1-year warranty won't cut the mustard. Without a lifetime warranty (in truth, 4 or 5 years would probably suffice) I would have had to upgrade already and wouldn't have anything to sell when I buy the next card. If you don't mind blowing money on something that you could instead sell then you must be pretty rich. Besides, when something like a graphics card costs hundreds of dollars it damn well better last years or it turns into a racket benefitting the companies. The consumer often gets shafted on electronic item warranties, and it is complacency like yours that allows companies to get away with it.
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HIS has a 2-year warranty.

http://www.hisdigital.com/us/support-71.shtml

I'd wager a good 95% of problems would surface within the first 2-years. Granted that is a little bit short for people that don't upgrade very often, but for those of us that upgrade with every new generation (about once per year), it's plenty.
    
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post #73 of 86
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HIS has a 2-year warranty.

http://www.hisdigital.com/us/support-71.shtml

I'd wager a good 95% of problems would surface within the first 2-years. Granted that is a little bit short for people that don't upgrade very often, but for those of us that upgrade with every new generation (about once per year), it's plenty.
Since upgrades at once per year are in the minority...
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Since upgrades at once per year are in the minority...

I don't think card's like this are for the majority. biggrin.gif
    
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On the subject of water cooling, these custom one off 7970x2 cards by HIS and Powercolor will likely never have water locks made for them. It doesn't make sense for the block companies to produce the blocks for custom limited edition cards like this.
So for water cooling it is much better to wait for amd reference dual gpu solutions
If they have the money to buy this GPU setup, they'll have enough to get a custom made water block for it. rolleyes.gif
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How come whenever ASUS throws out a triple slot cooler OCN flips out but when HIS releases a triple slot cooler to OCN its like the second coming of jesus? headscratch.gif

It's mostly because MSI gives similar cooling performance with their TFIII/TFIV, but does it with only two slots.
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It's mostly because MSI gives similar cooling performance with their TFIII/TFIV, but does it with only two slots.
HIS has dual slot cards too, this is a dual GPU card though.
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It's mostly because MSI gives similar cooling performance with their TFIII/TFIV, but does it with only two slots.
HIS has dual slot cards too, this is a dual GPU card though.

he was explaining why "OCN flips out" over Asus' triple slot coolers (none of which have been used on a dual gpu card). because those huge coolers are totally unnecessary and it's proven by MSI regularly besting their thermal performance with two slot designs. even Asus' new DC2 cooler that's on my card is better than all of their triple slot coolers.
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post #79 of 86
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On the subject of water cooling, these custom one off 7970x2 cards by HIS and Powercolor will likely never have water locks made for them. It doesn't make sense for the block companies to produce the blocks for custom limited edition cards like this.
So for water cooling it is much better to wait for amd reference dual gpu solutions

Ya, I have a feeling that may be the case. If you want to water cool like I do, might be forced into a vanilla 7990 when they release in August. Well, that is unless AMD screws up the port config.
    
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Some silly contraption for securing cards in expansion slots. I think I'll stick to the old thumbscrew lol.

It's Lian Li's tool-free expansion card bracket securing mechanism. It's present on a number of their cases, and if you ever used it before, you'd know that it's actually quite secure. rolleyes.gif
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