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I'm a little outdated I know, sorta running on a budget at the moment and I'm pretty new in the PC building/modding game. But anyways, I just recently picked this card up at a local Micro Center cause I saw alot of good reviews online and I expected the card to look like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103086

But instead it came out looking like this (sorry for my bad quality camera phone picture):
http://i52.tinypic.com/343hrhv.jpg

Yeah, looks pretty ugly compared to the other one. The specs are the same as well, PCIE 1GB GDDR5. It came in the same box as the newegg one with the manual, driver cd, etc. The 5770 I bought from Microcenter has 1 Dual Link DVI-I port, 1 HDMI, and 1 Display Port. And it also came with a DVI-I to VGA Adapter. The labels/stickers that are under the card say 5770 1GB GDDR5, so most likely its legitimate but I was just wondering what should I do, keep the card, or exchange it with something else.

Oh and here's the model number/UPC number:
5770PE51G
757448008913

Thanks for the help in advance.
    
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Pics blocked for me, but they are the same card. Presumably one is reference one isn't.
Edited by snelan - 1/31/11 at 11:07am
    
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Keep it if your case has good airflow, if not, get the other version. ...Not that they get hot, but still.
    
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I'm by no means an expert, but I believe you have the over clocked version. I found a picture of your card here but the model number ends a little differently that the one you have in your post. Just be glad you didn't get this one
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Originally Posted by iMagi View Post
Keep it if your case has good airflow, if not, get the other version. ...Not that they get hot, but still.
I don't really have a big case, I'm using a stock HP Pavilion Elite m9400f case. Should I invest in a new case?

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I'm by no means an expert, but I believe you have the over clocked version. I found a picture of your card here but the model number ends a little differently that the one you have in your post. Just be glad you didn't get this one
Oh that's great that I didn't get that other one haha. I wasn't able to find any pictures of my card, thank god you found one.
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What case will that be going into?
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What case will that be going into?
Just a stock HP Pavilion Elite case. It fits perfectly but there's tons of wires everywhere, so I need to do some rearranging.
    
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It's not the fact of fitting. That card will exhaust the hot air into your case mostly. We ask because a card such as that over a card with an external exhaust will raise the temps of everything else in the case.

I prefer to have External exhaust cards such as the first one you linked so that almost all of the heat will be sent out the rear of the card instead of causing the ambient case temperatures to rise.

Also my cousin has a similar case. He bought a Pavilion Elite with an AMD x6 1055T and got a GTX 460 similar to the one you have that vents heat into the case and he has problems with the video card overheating even at 100% fan because that case does not have spectacular airflow. My uncle ended up hacking a hole in the side panel of the case with a Noctua fan and the temps are still out of hand.

But keep in mind his was a GTX 460 FTW (overclocked to 850mhz). Yours may not be as dramatic.
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I just googled 5770 and looked at the images. That's where I got the links. From the pics I'm finding of that case I would worry about airflow. I would check temps in reviews.
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