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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.
Oh absolutely, I've actually helped someone unbrick their card once. It wasn't a 465, but same thing applies.

I was also under the impression that there was less copper on the regular Twin Frozrs. Probably a reason why it was nickel-plated.

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hehe sorry, dad. Thank you for giving me the peace of mind though!

Goofball.
Yeah, that's right, I gave you a "piece of my mind" this time.

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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
Don't make me get the water hose on you!

This all comes back to the feeling that when the 460s came out, people went nuts because of the realization they could clock better and perform better (in certain ways) than a 465, and in some cases, a 470.
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Mine unlocked flawlessly. I used the guides posted on the first page.
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getting mine in on monday!!!
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So what are the sought after numbers?

666? 1111? 1234? 1337? 2222?
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OK just opened the box and . . . . . . . . No. 1494

Every one else had in the 400-500's

Everyone who is thinking of getting this card better act NOW. It looks to be selling fast.
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Oh. But the regular one uses the same copper heatsink, except it's nickel-plated. So, they likely have the exact same weight.
The regular twin-frozr has Ni-plated Cu heatsink and pipes, but all the fins are not Cu they are Al. So the GE is going to be considerably heavier overall due to the fins also being made of Cu.

Dang Newegg or UPS ...

Newegg has said 'Shipped' on my order since WAY earlier today, but I still have no tracking email from UPS.
    
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Oh absolutely, I've actually helped someone unbrick their card once. It wasn't a 465, but same thing applies.

I was also under the impression that there was less copper on the regular Twin Frozrs. Probably a reason why it was nickel-plated.
Y'know, now that you mention it, I think I saw somebody in this thread say that they believe that the Gold Edition's cooler would perform slightly "worse" at stock than the non-GE's cooler, but perform better while overclocked while the non-GE's cooler would perform "worse" when overclocked.

Damn, that was a mouthful.


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Yeah, that's right, I gave you a "piece of my mind" this time.
hahahaha I lol'd for real!


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Don't make me get the water hose on you!
Exactly!

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This all comes back to the feeling that when the 460s came out, people went nuts because of the realization they could clock better and perform better (in certain ways) than a 465, and in some cases, a 470.
Plus, this time we're getting a card that is a real looker!

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Mine unlocked flawlessly. I used the guides posted on the first page.
Oh nice! Congratulations, man!

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So what are the sought after numbers?

666? 1111? 1234? 1337? 2222?
Y'know, I wouldn't mind having #0626 because I like the number 26, and judging from the numbers people are getting from Newegg right now, I believe I'll be getting one of the 06xx cards.
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OK just opened the box and . . . . . . . . No. 1494

Every one else had in the 400-500's

Everyone who is thinking of getting this card better act NOW. It looks to be selling fast.
Oh, y'know what? I think I forgot to take into account that not everyone who orders from Newegg is getting their card from the same warehouse as everyone else. Doh!

I apologize.

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The regular twin-frozr has Ni-plated Cu heatsink and pipes, but all the fins are not Cu they are Al. So the GE is going to be considerably heavier overall due to the fins also being made of Cu.
Oh! Thank you for the clarification!

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Dang Newegg or UPS ...

Newegg has said 'Shipped' on my order since WAY earlier today, but I still have no tracking email from UPS.
Same here.

Except, we're going to receive our shipping notice from Newegg instead of UPS.


Edit: I've been checking my Newegg Order Status page all day, and I just checked just now (like, 10 seconds ago) and I have a tracking number now!! Check yours!! I still don't have an e-mail notification yet, but I don't care anymore.
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IIRC, isn't there still a difference in the specifications between a GTX 470 and an unlocked GTX 465 or am I wrong? Can I still SLI it with my current GTX 470?
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IIRC, isn't there still a difference in the specifications between a GTX 470 and an unlocked GTX 465 or am I wrong? Can I still SLI it with my current GTX 470?
Once it's unlocked, then it will be able to SLI with it.
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