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so I recently RMA'd my GTX 285 FTW Edition to EVGA
Got them back in the mail today, and they are GTX 470's...

Now from what I understand, the GTX 470 is faster, yes?

I'm a bit upset though because I had watercooling on my 285's... $230 worth of waterblocks are now useless....

Any ideas of what I can do? Should I just shut up and enjoy the loud 470's?

What do you think? I already called them and there's pretty much nothing I can do, they're out of stock of the 285s, and they wont upgrade me to a hydrocopper model.
 
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post #2 of 68
Sell the blocks, That's all you can do.
    
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post #3 of 68
sell the 285 blocks and buy 470 blocks....not a big deal
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post #4 of 68
You could attempt to sell the blocks or perhaps find another card that they fit on to and see if they'll replace it with one of those.
    
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post #5 of 68
Agreed.

Sell the blocks.

But you should be SOMEWHAT happy since you have better cards now
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Well I don't have selling privileges here, and Craigslist has not gotten any hits yet.


I don't have money for new waterblocks right now, and honestly I was planning on selling the 285's for a Hydro Copper edition GPU with a waterblock on it so i never have to deal with this
 
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post #7 of 68
I bet that if you really want some one would be willing to trade some 285s for your 470s. But I wouldn't do that considering how much better the 470s are...
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post #8 of 68
you got back more power than tri-sli 285s......enjoy and sell the blocks
    
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post #9 of 68
This is like complaining about getting a Ferrari when you bought tires for your Honda Civic.

Just be glad you got a much BETTER GPU, enjoy it and shut up.
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post #10 of 68
Or sell the 470's, buy used 285's and pocket the extra $


But I would sell the blocks and not look back, 1 470 is on par with 2 285's.....
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