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Well, get ready because all I can think about now is ordering it! I can't believe what I think I'm about to do!
BELIEVE IT! Newegg is the cheapest BTW, free shipping and $260 is better than I found anywhere around for the 465GE. And don't feel bad about being indecisive. It took me 2 days of contemplation to pull the trigger on the 465!
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*goes to walmart and stocks up on kleenex in anticipation of 2cables Ge465 pix*
omg that's right! Pics! I forgot about that!
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Only 2500 made! DO EET!
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Ha ... I remember when you got your current card, and I'z telling you to just get the 896MB version ...

Anyways. If it were me, I'd get this card, although I'm not entirely sure where to get one.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...470_hawk/2.htm

It's not the prettiest card, but throwing on evga backplate would work to cover the ugly green PCB.

But the thing is, the cooler absolutely smokes every other aftermarket cooler. It beats reference by like 30C or something ridiculous.

From the review I read the cooler on the AMP! is not engineered very well, like out of the box the fan was rubbing on the shroud, and this was a sample to a review site, provided by zotac. Not a good sign.

Anyway, assuming that occupying 3 slots isn't an issue, that's the card I'd want, myself.
    
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Just curious. If I attempt the unlock and for some reason, it doesn't work. I can always flash it back to the original bios and return the card, right? If it doesn't flash, I want to return and buy a full on 470. I'm buying this card primarily because it's limited edition and has an awesome cooler. Plus the fact that they unlock

As long as you get the golden edition version, it WILL unlock. I'm not sure why MSI did this, but for whatever reason, all of these particular cards seem to be 470's with 465 bios on them. I guess they were hoping that no one would figure it out? Or maybe they had to make the copper edition specially, before they had any "standard" 465's, so they had to use the 470's. I dunno.

But yes, you can revert back to stock bios as long as you backed it up first. Also, if you accidentally "brick" your card for whatever reason (power outtage during flashing?) you can still put the stock BIOS back on it, but you'll need a separate VGA source to do it, such as onboard graphics, or another card.
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As long as you get the golden edition version, it WILL unlock. I'm not sure why MSI did this, but for whatever reason, all of these particular cards seem to be 470's with 465 bios on them. I guess they were hoping that no one would figure it out? Or maybe they had to make the copper edition specially, before they had any "standard" 465's, so they had to use the 470's. I dunno.

But yes, you can revert back to stock bios as long as you backed it up first. Also, if you accidentally "brick" your card for whatever reason (power outtage during flashing?) you can still put the stock BIOS back on it, but you'll need a separate VGA source to do it, such as onboard graphics, or another card.
Or it could just be a wonderful marketing idea. People are gonna jump all over this (they already have), and 2500x$260 is money fast.
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Only 2500 made! DO EET!
To borrow a line from The 5th Element and also take it out of context:

I'm about to, sir!

I'm still nervous, so I gotta chill a bit (or get used to it first and then order, or something). hehe

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Ha ... I remember when you got your current card, and I'z telling you to just get the 896MB version ...
Memories! Misty water-colored - err, I mean Yeah I remember too! Good times.

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Anyways. If it were me, I'd get this card, although I'm not entirely sure where to get one.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...470_hawk/2.htm

It's not the prettiest card, but throwing on evga backplate would work to cover the ugly green PCB.

But the thing is, the cooler absolutely smokes every other aftermarket cooler. It beats reference by like 30C or something ridiculous.

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Anyway, assuming that occupying 3 slots isn't an issue, that's the card I'd want, myself.
Oh man, I remember seeing that posted here on OCN and I just did this:

But I am still all super-excited about maybe ordering the 465 GE, so my mind is almost at the point of maybe being unable to accept anymore suggestions. lol Maybe!
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Anyone have a detailed guide on how to flash this?
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Since the dimensions of the MSI GTX465GE are the same as the dimensions of the reference MSI GTX470, will the EVGA backplate fit on the card if you wanted to clean up the look a little bit? Or does the Twin Frozr 2 get in the way?
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I did it!! I ordered the 465 GE!!

This has to be my biggest and busiest thread ever!
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