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There is one thing i just do not get. Why would MSI sell these as 465's if they are all able to unlock to 470's. I honestly doubt they locked these for absolutely no reason.
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There is one thing i just do not get. Why would MSI sell these as 465's if they are all able to unlock to 470's. I honestly doubt they locked these for absolutely no reason.
Maybe there WAS a reason they named it "Golden Edition" after all. The cooler was to throw everyone off. People are all like, "This isn't gold, it's copper." MSI on the other hand is all like, "They'll know eventually."
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I keep seeing all kinds of different numbers.

How much power does 1 of these cards use when unlocked to a 470?

How about 2 unlocked cards?
At stock, a single GTX 470 can consume an absolute maximum of up to 215W. In SLI, that would probably be around 400W (or slightly less) due to scaling.

So in other words, for a single card setup (and depending on the rig), a quality 400-550W power supply should be used. 400W for a lower-end system, and 550W for a very high-end system.

But fortunately, your system is already 100% ready for two GTX 470s in SLI!

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Yeah, and when you flash it, it'll be like getting an even newer card.
Yeah! It's going to seem a little bit like I ordered both the 465 and the 470!

Man, I wish I had a time machine! It's just not going to get here fast enough. hehe

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I skimmed and scanned this whole thread. I was wondering why stuff looked familiar.

Anyway, these are tempting. I'm still curious as to if the NON-GE Twin Frozrs can unlock as well.
I suppose there's a chance, but with the GEs, we know that it's practically guaranteed! NCIX (the Canadian division) sold a ton of these that were pre-unlocked to 470s! The specifications on the product page even listed all of the 470's specifications as opposed to the 465's! Sick huh?

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There is one thing i just do not get. Why would MSI sell these as 465's if they are all able to unlock to 470's. I honestly doubt they locked these for absolutely no reason.
I'd love to try and explain it, but I honestly feel that it's not worth wondering! I mean, why look a gift horse in the mouth?
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I suppose there's a chance, but with the GEs, we know that it's practically guaranteed! NCIX (the Canadian division) sold a ton of these that were pre-unlocked to 470s! The specifications on the product page even listed all of the 470's specifications as opposed to the 465's! Sick huh?
Could you imagine the on this forum if someone here found a non-GE GTX 465 that unlocked? If that were true, I might even consider buying one.

Also, pre-unlocked 465s are a good piece of mind for those worried to or don't know how to unlock a video card.
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I've got a card coming, how do we join the club? I'll post back with my #/VID when it comes here. Hopefully it will be here tomarrow.
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There is one thing i just do not get. Why would MSI sell these as 465's if they are all able to unlock to 470's. I honestly doubt they locked these for absolutely no reason.
Form of volume selling. Price them at $350 as a full $470, or $260 as a 465. The price point they put them at is causing them to sell like hotcakes. Might have been a "how do we get rid of the rest of these cards?" type thing.
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Could you imagine the on this forum if someone here found a non-GE GTX 465 that unlocked? If that were true, I might even consider buying one.
Do you mean that if that happened, then you might consider getting the Golden Edition? I apologize for being confused.

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Also, pre-unlocked 465s are a good piece of mind for those worried to or don't know how to unlock a video card.
Forgive me, but it's actually peace of mind. I mean, the phrase "peace of mind" means that your mind is put at peace by the thing in question.

Anyway, this is exactly why I bought the Golden Edition! I had total peace of mind from the fact that not only do we have zero reports of people being unable to unlock the Golden Edition, but NCIX sold a ton of these in a pre-unlocked state! But if I didn't have so much evidence to basically guarantee that it will unlock, then I would have just ordered a 470 and called it a day.

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I've got a card coming, how do we join the club? I'll post back with my #/VID when it comes here. Hopefully it will be here tomarrow.
I think all we have to do is just do what you did and post. hehe I don't even know. The original post doesn't have any instructions, so it must be very laid back.
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Do you mean that if that happened, then you might consider getting the Golden Edition? I apologize for being confused.
Well, either a regular or a GE. It doesn't matter. I'd lean toward the non-GE mainly because of the weight.

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Forgive me, but it's actually peace of mind. I mean, the phrase "peace of mind" means that your mind is put at peace by the thing in question.
That was a typo son, I use "peace of mind" quite often. Not quite a catch phrase, but I do use it often.

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Anyway, this is exactly why I bought the Golden Edition! I had total peace of mind from the fact that not only do we have zero reports of people being unable to unlock the Golden Edition, but NCIX sold a ton of these in a pre-unlocked state! But if I didn't have so much evidence to basically guarantee that it will unlock, then I would have just ordered a 470 and called it a day.
I think the intrigue of buying something and getting more than you paid for is what gives you that excitement. When it was brought to the attention of the public that there were 465s that can unlock, everyone got excited for it.
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Interesting to be sure.

Cheaper than what I paid for the GTX470's ($285 each) and better than reference cooling.
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Well, either a regular or a GE. It doesn't matter. I'd lean toward the non-GE mainly because of the weight.
Oh. But the regular one uses the same copper heatsink, except it's nickel-plated. So, they likely have the exact same weight.

But either way, the Gold Edition is almost a guaranteed 470. I say "almost" because there's always the slight chance for somebody to brick their card - even if they did everything correctly. Fortunately, there are methods to un-brick it.

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That was a typo son, I use "peace of mind" quite often. Not quite a catch phrase, but I do use it often.
hehe sorry, dad. Thank you for giving me the peace of mind though!

Goofball.

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I think the intrigue of buying something and getting more than you paid for is what gives you that excitement. When it was brought to the attention of the public that there were 465s that can unlock, everyone got excited for it.
This!

But for me, there's something that's even more exciting: Our very own srsparky32 has the 470 (not a flashed version) (link to his system), and he told me that he's getting 20-30 FPS in the first Crysis using 1920x1080, Full Screen, VSync, 16xQAA (yeah, 16xQ.. sick), and everything set to Very High! You see, I've recently somehow gotten hopelessly addicted to Crysis, and I'm at a point now where I can't stand the performance of the 260 anymore in Crysis. It was fine for me at first, but my skills have improved and so now it's holding me back.

So ever since srsparky32 told me about his experience with the 470, I've been interested in replacing the 260 with at least a 460. But I also wanted a card that looks nice in my case; I've never had a nice-looking card - even my 260 has nothing printed on the side of it and it looks boring. So when I found out that I would be able to unlock this Golden Edition to a 470, I damn-near crapped my pants. hehe Not only will I have a card that is full of bling, but it's going to be a 470. I CAN'T TAKE IT! hehehe
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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