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A very happy Hanukkah to any Jewish readers of my thread!
     
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Good news and bad news...

The good: My other HD 4870x2 sold. The bad: My other HD 4870x2 sold.

The good is because with tax and shipping, I was PAID $18.12 to upgrade from two HD 4870x2s to one HD 5970. Well, since Newegg charged me shipping to send the bad card back, I guess I ended up only being paid $8. Still.

The bad is because while my HD 5970 is out (it just got to California today, should be to Newegg tomorrow UPS claims) I was using the unsold HD 4870x2 as my GPU. Looks like it will be the laptop for me until the HD 5970 gets here.
     
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Blitz, and people mock me for my trust HD2600 Pro.
This little card has been tortured to death and back, but still lives strong.

Probably the best freebie I've ever gotten. Ordered 2 HD2900Xt's and one of them came with a free HD2600 Pro IceQ Turbo edition
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Update: Newegg ripped me a new one. I called Monday asking what was to happen with my RMA. Newegg said they would try to hold an HD 5970 for when my RMA was processed, or failing that, they would hold my RMA until a card was available. Today, they issued me a refund, sans what I paid in shipping to them. I called Newegg to demand my card back (I would ship to Sapphire to fix if I knew they would do this) and Newegg refused. I got them to begrudgingly say they will issue me a refund both of my original shipping and the shipping I had to pay to send the card for them to tortiously convert from me. They CLAIM (haha) that they will honor the $5 difference of what I paid versus what the price is now if I call up when I reorder. This is bunk, seriously.

And I just shipped my last HD 4870x2 yesterday, so now my PC is sitting here unusable since it lacks a GPU altogether. There is something to be said for integrated graphics chips I think: they are better than nothing.
     
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Dude. That SUCKS
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Wow what a head ache man. I sure am glad I always like to have multiple cards for just in case insurance. I hope you get it all worked out soon.

Off toppic. What is UAC in Win 7?
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I am almost tempted to not eat for a few days (weeks?) to buy a pair of HD 5870s. They will perform better, and as you said, I will have insurance in case one goes south.
     
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Will you buy something other then Saphire this time?
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Oh absolutely, no doubt. I have had three Sapphire cards, two were bad from the factory. (One HD 4870x2 had an abnormally loud capacitor, the HD 5970 artifacted periodically and would cause a system crash with increasing frequency.)

No matter what I am doing, HD 5970 or 2x HD 5870, I am going to go XFX this time out. Even if they do not come with a free copy of DiRT (like Sapphire) they have a lifetime, rather than a two-year, warranty.
     
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No matter what I am doing, HD 5970 or 2x HD 5870, I am going to go XFX this time out. Even if they do not come with a free copy of DiRT (like Sapphire) they have a lifetime, rather than a two-year, warranty.
Sorry to hear about all of the troubles you're going through with the upgrade, sound pretty lame.
Hey, I decided to go XFX as well, with my two previous cards being from Sapphire
I also hear that overclocking doesn't void your warranty with XFX which is pretty awesome, not that you'd need to with a high-end card like that.
 
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