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Just got the Gigabyte GTX 680 and its DOA or near DOA.. let me explain:

Bought this card from Microcenter, its 1 of 3 cards that Microcenter had as an "open box" deal so i bit, i bought one and got it home only to find out that my monitor would not come on when i pushed the power button. So i tried a second monitor..same result so i plugged up my old GTX 550 and everything worls (4 hours wasted troubleshooting because the GTX 680 worked on one pass but the computer read BOOTMGR missing, so the video card seems to have screwed with the other voltages of my computer resulting in a HDD misfire? ) so i restart a few times and it boots to windows..?

My observation is this, someone bought 3 GTX 680s for a Tri-SLI setup, they overvolted/overclocked the crap out of them and the cards died, they brought the cards back to Microcenter and Microcenter tested the cards and the cards worked for that moment (intermittent problem?) OR Microcenter DIDNT test them at all.... and just sold one to me mad.gif i will be heading back to MC tomorrow and i want them to test this card and the other 2 cards in front of me.. if they are DOA someone will get cursed out thumb.gif

anyway can a bad video card make the system not recognize the boot sector? maybe the video card had a bad voltage and was doing weird things to my computer??
Edited by jcrew3002 - 10/27/12 at 8:42pm
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Just got the Gigabyte GTX 680 and its DOA or near DOA.. let me explain:
Bought this card from Microcenter, its 1 of 3 cards that Microcenter had as an "open box" deal so i bit, i bought one and got it home only to find out that my monitor would not come on when i pushed the power button. So i tried a second monitor..same result so i plugged up my old GTX 550 and everything worls except my hard drive reads BOOTMGR missing! so i restart a few times and it boots to windows..?
My observation is this, someone bought 3 GTX 680s for a Tri-SLI setup, they overvolted/overclocked the crap out of them and the cards died, they brought the cards back to Microcenter and Microcenter tested the cards and the cards worked for that moment (intermittent problem?) OR Microcenter DIDNT test them at all.... and just sold one to me mad.gif
anyway can a bad video card make the system not recognize the boot sector? maybe the video card had a bad voltage and was doing weird things to my computer??
Dude. Do you not know what Open box means? They arent liable for a broken open box..Youre taking a risk for open box since its been opened before and used.
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Well regardless, if your old card works and the new one does not, time to return the new one.
 
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Dude. Do you not know what Open box means? They arent liable for a broken open box..Youre taking a risk for open box since its been opened before and used.

doesn't the store have to test it first before declaring it an open box? oh well maybe they did and it worked that 1 time.. i knew something was fishy about 3 identical GTX 680s on open box..
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doesn't the store have to test it first before declaring it an open box? oh well maybe they did and it worked that 1 time.. i knew something was fishy about 3 identical GTX 680s on open box..
I dont think so, honestly. If they did, they could just as easily find packaging and call it new.
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frustrating i dont think ill be doing open box again.. and it almost took my HDD with it tongue.gif
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frustrating i dont think ill be doing open box again.. and it almost took my HDD with it tongue.gif
Really sorry to hear that mate. Maybe get a Galaxy 670 from MC? Theyre having it on sale for ~279 AR(after rebate) I believe..There is a thread in the "Online Deals" Section of OCN, near the bottom.
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frustrating i dont think ill be doing open box again.. and it almost took my HDD with it tongue.gif

Another thing about an open box is that it was probably returned because it was a crap overclocker. I stay away from open box cpus, gpus for that fact alone.
    
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Another thing about an open box is that it was probably returned because it was a crap overclocker. I stay away from open box cpus, gpus for that fact alone.

this

Welp i took a chance and lost haha, im heading back today to swap it out for a brand new 680 thumb.gif
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Open box products are a gamble, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Sorry your card didn't work for you.
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