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Old July 12, 2012, 01:16 PM
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My card went back defective and I decided to get a refund instead of a new one so I could explore options from other comapnies and see whats coming out soon.
I choose this as it took over 1.5 months to get service, and EVGA didn't seem to want to help out any in good faith. I paid $1157.77 CDN total and only got back $1041.55 CDN. I know 48 was shipping but not the rest... I also still have to try and get back the almost $150 I paid in taxes as well for a product that was defective... I'm out in total for a defective card over $250. I could have bought another 480 and SLI'd mine and gotten similar performance to a 680 for just the amount I lost! Not impressed with EVGA on this one :(

I've still not decided if I'm going to stay nVidia or try a 7970, some of them coming out are looking pretty nice. I game at 2560x1600 so it'd be good either way I think. I want to see what 6 series cards are coming out too, hmmm...
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Old July 12, 2012, 11:36 PM
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That really sucks, I had thought of going dual/tri 690s but never pulled the picn and thank God i didnt. It sucks as a consumer when you take all that coin to buy a product you expect to work and it craps out on you.

I was running tri-sli GTX 680s SC EVGAs and really feel its overkill with minimal return with visual performance over dual 680 cards. the reality is with the cards sandwiched together I really worried about all that heat in tight quarters. then the 670s come out with 95% of the performance for a hundred bucks less. Now the overclocked performance is even better than the stock 680s. Go figure.

I love playing games on a triple display for the immersive eye candy but it turns out to be a handicap pf performance per dollar to a certain point. Why doesn't someone build an all in one solution ie integrated mobo/high gpu with upgradeability or has it been done already?
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Old July 12, 2012, 11:55 PM
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I'm sure it was a fluke my card died, it was the service that left something to be desired in my case. The performance of the card was pretty good though when it worked so I'll still look for someting to replace it, just not sure what yet.
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Old July 23, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I bought the EVGA GTX 690 from NCIX in the first hour they listed it.
I received it in the first week of May and never had any problems with it, this card is just so nice.
I find it strange you guys had problems with EVGA, they usually have very good CS.

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