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Old July 30, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Bought my BFG GTX 280 OC for $429 ($409 after MIR). BFG also packs all the extras, including DVI to HDMI adapter, and HDMI cable. OC'd it right out of the box to 700 / 1157 (2314) - 51C idle, 71C load, which runs cooler then the XFX 9800GX2 I had just sold.
Pretty sweet for $409
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Old July 30, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, BFG seems fairly generous with their accessories, compared to some other companies. My own card came with a whole load of adaptors and extras too. Since it was the H2OC version, it also came with clamps for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing, stubby barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing (for SLI), AND DD fatboy barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing. And even after I remounted the block with MX-2, my temps only dropped about 2 degrees, suggesting they did a pretty decent job of mounting the block.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:00 PM
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Yeah, BFG seems fairly generous with their accessories, compared to some other companies. My own card came with a whole load of adaptors and extras too. Since it was the H2OC version, it also came with clamps for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing, stubby barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing (for SLI), AND DD fatboy barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing. And even after I remounted the block with MX-2, my temps only dropped about 2 degrees, suggesting they did a pretty decent job of mounting the block.
I am eyeing the H20C...

Waiting for real life testimonials about the 4870 X2 and then some money
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Yeah, BFG seems fairly generous with their accessories, compared to some other companies. My own card came with a whole load of adaptors and extras too. Since it was the H2OC version, it also came with clamps for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing, stubby barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing (for SLI), AND DD fatboy barbs for 1/2" and 3/8" tubing. And even after I remounted the block with MX-2, my temps only dropped about 2 degrees, suggesting they did a pretty decent job of mounting the block.
It better when you pay that kind of money.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:28 PM
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It's the kind of thing we SHOULD be able to take for granted, but we can't (Point-in-case, many of your review samples).

Hell, I'm still a little bitter about my EK chipset blocks. $40/block, and they couldn't be arsed to include barbs or backplates for any of them.
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People should also be aware that XFX is offering their customers cash back if they bought the GTX 280 or 260 at the (highly inflated) introductory price.

XFX Cash Back
Yes, in addition to EVGA, XFX has been good to their customers by refunding the price difference to those who paid the original price. We can also add BFG to the list

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Expect to see a review of this on HWC but as part of a GTX-series roundup along with the CoolIT GTX 200-series TEC and a few other surprises.
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Well, the review of the GTX 260 will be up tonight with the new numbers for th GTX 280 with the new drivers....but the scores are nearly identical to tell you the truth.
Another excellent review SKYMTL
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