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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
They're mistaken.

The one they call the FC5 is the v2; it's just in the original packing. That's why they think their is a difference.
thanks tator... that just means I have a wonky fc-5... my lamptron woes continue.
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WOW. Thanks for the heads up Tater Tot. So if I understand you correctly, I can order the one listed as "FC5" for $39, but I will receive the FC5 v2 in the old packaging?

If so this sounds like a great deal.
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thanks tator... that just means I have a wonky fc-5... my lamptron woes continue.
RMA it.

It's not even 1 year old, and they offer a 1 Year Warranty.

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WOW. Thanks for the heads up Tater Tot. So if I understand you correctly, I can order the one listed as "FC5" for $39, but I will receive the FC5 v2 in the old packaging?

If so this sounds like a great deal.
No prob
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post #14 of 28
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RMA it.

It's not even 1 year old, and they offer a 1 Year Warranty.
My fc-2 died after 3 hours of use... I rma'd that one for my money back. my fc-5 has now had all the knobs fall off once now, some sometimes the lcd refuses to show stuff and seemingly is locked up with 8888.. but it hasn't done that for a long while now, so that'd make rmaing it a little hard.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by drka0tic View Post
Unfortunately, the FC5 is still being sold by AeroCOOLER FOR $39:
FC5

They list the FC5v2 for $55:
FC5V2

Im assuming you paid the eBay price of $59 if I recall correctly. I was looking at the same one a few days ago
I found this youtube unboxing video of the V2. Does it look like what you received?
I guess the Rep was wrong if they are still selling the FC5, however the reason I got paranoid is because of the fact I saw different packaging at this site. Scroll down until you see the box
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=687483&mpage=1
Mine just had a silly little V2 sticker slapped on and then a bad shrink wrap job. It made me wonder. It would be nice if it said something in the instructions or something.
By the way I paid 52.50 plus 14.91 shipping
Thanks!
post #16 of 28
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I guess the Rep was wrong if they are still selling the FC5, however the reason I got paranoid is because of the fact I saw different packaging at this site. Scroll down until you see the box
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=687483&mpage=1
Mine just had a silly little V2 sticker slapped on and then a bad shrink wrap job. It made me wonder. It would be nice if it said something in the instructions or something.
By the way I paid 52.50 plus 14.91 shipping
Thanks!
yeah yours sounds like the box mine got, but it didn't have the v2 sticker on it.
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yeah yours sounds like the box mine got, but it didn't have the v2 sticker on it.
Did yours claim to be a V2 version when purchased? Or FC5?


I think this is BS! I am pissed!
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I guess the simple way to be sure is to plug it in and look at it from the sides to confirm the improved viewing angles. It'll be tougher I think to check if the brightness was improved unless you have something to compare it to.
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Did yours claim to be a V2 version when purchased? Or FC5?


I think this is BS! I am pissed!
Mine dind't claim to be v2 but my viewing angles are fine. I think lamptron had a bunch of fc5s ready to go then they fixed the lcd, meaning they had a lot of fcv1 boxes lying around, so they reused them in the f5v2 I don't think it's BS, i think it's good that they didn't just toss a bunch of boxes out due to their stupid naming (considering fc5v1 didn't make it to the market).
Also even though I've had a ton of issues with my lamptron fan controllers I do find that they work great, and happily recommend them.
post #20 of 28
Check Tater Tot's post where he stated that it is the FC5v2 just in the original model's retail packaging. I think you are safe.
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