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Update:

So I went out and bought the card. Came in a white box with jus the card and manual. The manual had a sticker that said RMA and didn't specify the problem just the word MEMO. I looked up the RMA number in the asus website and it also shows 35 more cards which I think is newegg sending the cards back.
Right now the card is working fine. My biggest concern now is the warranty, but Asus is closed today so I will have to see if it still has some warranty thru them.
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Doesn't mantle give a big jump for lower end hardware versus high end hardware?

it gives it BIGGEST jumps to the lower end CPU's by offloading its duty's to the card
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Update:

So I went out and bought the card. Came in a white box with jus the card and manual. The manual had a sticker that said RMA and didn't specify the problem just the word MEMO. I looked up the RMA number in the asus website and it also shows 35 more cards which I think is newegg sending the cards back.
Right now the card is working fine. My biggest concern now is the warranty, but Asus is closed today so I will have to see if it still has some warranty thru them.

Thing with NewEgg when you buy something "open box" one automatically think.. and its a good reason that the person may have had buyers remorse, opened it didnt like it returned it.. "open box". But with ASUS cards its a little different. Last year on NewEgg there was a deal on an open box 780 DC II and it came in a white box, upon opening the white box it said it only came with 90 day warranty. So my guess is the card was either an RMA or was sent back to ASUS, they inspected/fixed or did whatever and then gave it back to NewEgg to resell as "open box" and you can tell they do it by the batches because when we bought the open box it didnt go out of stock till a few hours later.

So I'm not sure if anyone has had full warranty but the one they were giving to open boxed items were 90 days. For me if the card was cheap/good deal and it performs well I wouldn't care as much but buying one a few off a brand new one doesn't justify it. And you never knew when you have to use your RMA, never had to recently but I only remembered doing it a while back on my 4870.
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Personally, "Open Box" always makes me wonder why it was returned, or how it became an "Open Box" item.

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I usually wouldn't buy an open box item unless the price is so good that even if it sucks its still a good deal.
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I usually wouldn't buy an open box item unless the price is so good that even if it sucks its still a good deal.

 

For me, that would be $0.00 shipped!

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For me, that would be $0.00 shipped!


that would be a good deal indeed tongue.gif

if i saw a 780 on for open box for say $300 id probably grab it, especially if it was an evga one, if it ended up arriving broken then just send it back to newegg, or rma it to evga.
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