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the box was card board, it had bubble wrap and the card is surrounded by foam....

its fine.

It actually was just set in there, tight against the bottom and sides, some bubble wrap was obviously missing, unless they didn't put much in. The box was crushed up to where the 7970 box was.

The box was left on my stairs like this, while I was inside. No signing, no knock. I was getting my shoes on to go out and get it from the driver.

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Just last summer I bricked a system when I put in a suspect video card (that was getting BSOD's on a system I built for a friend), then all of a sudden that system went in to a boot-loop. Took out that card, same thing. Tried another PSU, the original one was toast, and now the system constantly BSOD'd. Something got borked by something. The PSU could have been on the fritz, but the system worked fin till that suspect GPU went in. I've never really trusted suspect or used hardware going into a system that I own (unless its designated as a 'test' system). I just put this 3570k system together in November. Its still fresh.
 
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3570k 4.6@1.35v Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H CF 7970 (reference) 7970 
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G.Skill F3-1866C10-8GAB Intel 520 Noctua NH-U12P 3x BenQ GW2450 
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WASD V2 Corsair 850 Antec 300 ATH-AD700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 920 DO 3903A468 4.4@1.28v Gigabyte EX58-UD4P EVGA GTX275 MIS GTX275 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3570k 4.6@1.35v Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H CF 7970 (reference) 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingMonitor
G.Skill F3-1866C10-8GAB Intel 520 Noctua NH-U12P 3x BenQ GW2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
WASD V2 Corsair 850 Antec 300 ATH-AD700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 920 DO 3903A468 4.4@1.28v Gigabyte EX58-UD4P EVGA GTX275 MIS GTX275 
RAMHard DrivePower
3x2GB OCZG1600LV2G WD Raptors/WD Black 1TBs OCZ ModXStreme 700 
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