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post #21 of 49
don't forget MSI, the leader in motherboard fires.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

don't forget MSI, the leader in motherboard fires.
Also has leaky heatpipes/GPU fan bearings:
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Originally Posted by UNOE View Post




Also happen over hear on this thread ....
http://www.overclock.net/t/1449389/video-card-shooting-out-water/0_100
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post #23 of 49
Thread Starter 
Oh great... we just replaced the XFX card with a MSI r9 270 twin frozr....
    
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post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

Oh great... we just replaced the XFX card with a MSI r9 270 twin frozr....
I've never had trouble with cards with twin frozr coolers. They're all I buy.
XFX, though.... they have a wonderful history here. /sarcasm
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post #25 of 49
I wouldn't take anything from XFX if it was free. They're the worst customer service company I've ever dealt with.
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post #26 of 49
usually MSI has good cards at least in past few years.
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post #27 of 49
You know, the last time I bought XFX, it was a HD4890 at a steal of a price ($150 around the time they were going for about $200). The card never worked properly by itself, though it worked amazingly as the second GPU in a crossfire setup. I tried to contact XFX to RMA it, as I really wanted to keep it and play around with it in crossfire with my HD4870. Needless to say, beyond them jerking around with opening and closing my ticket....and then closing it before it was resolved, I just returned it back to Best Buy. I have since not been able to really make an effort into XFX...even when I was contemplating R7 290Xs the other day...
 
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post #28 of 49
after xfx's product registration database went kaput I'll never buy anything from them again...
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post #29 of 49
I own 2 xfx reference 7970s and they work well but after fighting with their messed up registration stuff
I wont buy another xfx product however I'm looking at that card and the circled area has to do with the crossfire
connection on it I would say plug it in and try it or not i had one of my cards lose one of those connections and it
still works fine I just moved my crossfire bridge to the other one no other issues since. its one of those being between
a rock and a hard place.

good luck with their rma service if you decide to do that.
post #30 of 49
I only purchased XFX reference 290 because,

1. its reference, they didnt make it they cant mess it up.

2. highest unlock rates afaik.

2.5. It is now a 290x.
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