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Oddly the only cards I've had to RMA were EVGA, but their replacements came quick and were flawless. My 550ti's at work that I had to RMA fold 24/7 without issue. I had to RMA'd the cards because they were failing work units. They replaced them without issue. I did have a very very weird problem with one replacement.... I'm not making this up they sent me either a flashed 550ti with gts 450 bios it seemed like. Or a gts 450 with a 550ti shroud. It was funny and very weird. I didn't open the card up because I knew it had to go back. They wanted it back immediately and cross shipped the second replacement immediately.

Stuff happens sometimes you get bad cards or hardware.
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oh man, that's messed up... redface.gif
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Oddly the only cards I've had to RMA were EVGA, but their replacements came quick and were flawless. My 550ti's at work that I had to RMA fold 24/7 without issue. I had to RMA'd the cards because they were failing work units. They replaced them without issue. I did have a very very weird problem with one replacement.... I'm not making this up they sent me either a flashed 550ti with gts 450 bios it seemed like. Or a gts 450 with a 550ti shroud. It was funny and very weird. I didn't open the card up because I knew it had to go back. They wanted it back immediately and cross shipped the second replacement immediately.

Stuff happens sometimes you get bad cards or hardware.

I've seen that too. I had a Diamond 4870 stock with the factory OC bios (it was a large overclock). Artifacts out of the box.
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agreed on the PE
from what I've seen on OCN 670 PE seems to get the best OC...FTW is a close 2nd.

What res are you playing at? Because if it's below 1440p I'd be content with a single 7950 Boost
     
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i would try again with the FTW 670 biggrin.gif there the best and thats it. lolz
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Okay got my two Gigabyte 670's! PCCG were very sorry and included two 680 backplates from EVGA. Best store evarr!! They said this was the 40th FTW return in the last three months with them. Is EVGA going crap now or something lol? Maybe just a bad batch.

And when I put them in... WOW. 60 FPS with 670's is so much better than 60 fps with a 7950. I always just brushed off that frame time thing as bullcrap.. but boy was I wrong. Both the cards in SLI are quieter and have less temps than my first 670 FTW.. so far I'm happy that I got Gigabyte. Now all I gotta do is dremel down a part of the EVGA 680 backplate so I can install it!

I get a max of 65 degrees celcius with the top card, at 50% fan speed, which is pretty quiet. Gonna replace the stock thermal paste with some MX-4 soon too. When I had the 670 FTW, I got 80 degrees celcius with 50 percent fan speed, which also was pretty quiet.
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Glad to hear that you are happy, which is all that really matters when you get down to it
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Okay got my two Gigabyte 670's! PCCG were very sorry and included two 680 backplates from EVGA. Best store evarr!! They said this was the 40th FTW return in the last three months with them. Is EVGA going crap now or something lol? Maybe just a bad batch.

And when I put them in... WOW. 60 FPS with 670's is so much better than 60 fps with a 7950. I always just brushed off that frame time thing as bullcrap.. but boy was I wrong. Both the cards in SLI are quieter and have less temps than my first 670 FTW.. so far I'm happy that I got Gigabyte. Now all I gotta do is dremel down a part of the EVGA 680 backplate so I can install it!

I get a max of 65 degrees celcius with the top card, at 50% fan speed, which is pretty quiet. Gonna replace the stock thermal paste with some MX-4 soon too. When I had the 670 FTW, I got 80 degrees celcius with 50 percent fan speed, which also was pretty quiet.
nice bro glad they work out for you thumb.gif
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Okay got my two Gigabyte 670's! PCCG were very sorry and included two 680 backplates from EVGA. Best store evarr!! They said this was the 40th FTW return in the last three months with them. Is EVGA going crap now or something lol? Maybe just a bad batch.

And when I put them in... WOW. 60 FPS with 670's is so much better than 60 fps with a 7950. I always just brushed off that frame time thing as bullcrap.. but boy was I wrong. Both the cards in SLI are quieter and have less temps than my first 670 FTW.. so far I'm happy that I got Gigabyte. Now all I gotta do is dremel down a part of the EVGA 680 backplate so I can install it!

I get a max of 65 degrees celcius with the top card, at 50% fan speed, which is pretty quiet. Gonna replace the stock thermal paste with some MX-4 soon too. When I had the 670 FTW, I got 80 degrees celcius with 50 percent fan speed, which also was pretty quiet.

I'd say going to crap considering the card I got two days ago didn't even have the fan plugged in...
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Ooh even better temps since changing thermal paste. Changed it and Gigabyte kindly left the BIGGEST glob of thermal paste known to man on both cards. it was leaking over the GPU onto the PCB, thankfully it didn't do anything. Changing it with MX-4 reduced the temps to 60 degrees on the top card. I might start OCIng to get some more performance right now smile.gif
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