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Bought a MSI r9 290 a few days ago, came in today morning. Open the package up and see the box is a bix creased. Open the box up she the graphics card with a plastic seal. There was no proper seal just a sticky thing to hold and close the bag which kinder looked like it was opened. Inside the bag was the r9-290 and with a very tiny bit of dust.

There are some places of very littlee dust but have you ever touches a graphic card and you finger leave like a oil on the graphic card metal, it looks like it had a tinybit on their and they tried to remove it but just did a quick job.

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AFAIK MSI's higher end stuff ( gaming and matrix cards, and some motherboards ) are HAND tested for a good duration in a no airflow environment.


I would chalk it up to this. If the card is retail and didn't pass testing, it wouldn't be in your hands.
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Don't know about the dust,but my MSI 280X had the same sticky thing when I bought it...But I gave it no mind..I think you shouldn't be worried..Hope that helps..
   
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