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Been trying to avoid that.
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02/10/12 10:49 A
hey viv, which side, and whats your handle?
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02/10/12 07:07 P
SWTOR isn't available on the XBOX...
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02/10/12 10:11 P
Looks to be.
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02/10/12 10:49 A
> Looks to be.
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02/10/12 10:54 A
Initiating Information Overload ...
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02/11/12 01:34 P
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02/10/2012 09:23 AM

hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can play Star Wars. Suggestions?

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02/10/2012 10:31 AM

At 600 bucks you will need to build the system yourself. The lowest cost gaming systems from boutique vendors is around 1200 from what I was researching a few days ago. Let me find a link for you. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html The CPU should still be valid, but check here for the best graphics card to see if that has changed. I believe ATI released some new cards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html There are others, but I have read that the Toms Hardware guides produce systems that are very stable and get the job done. You can also go over the 600US and grab one of the new X51 systems from ALienware, but that means no upgradeability. http://www.pcworld.com/article/249382/alienware_x51_review_the_little_pc_that_could.html On 10 February 2012 10:22, LRS Scout <lrsscout@gmail.com> wrote: ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 10:49 AM

Been trying to avoid that. I've been looking around on E-Bay. ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 11:29 AM

I don't suppose an XBox or PS3 is an option. That is if you're just going to be doing some gaming. But 'gel is right, for 600 its better and much cheaper to build your own. Alternatively you may want to get a barebones PC and build up from there. You may be able to get something decent for around $350 or so. If you consider using the onboard video initially, then upgrading to a video card later that may be an alterative: Tiger has some fairly tolerable barebones systems: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=barebone+pc+kit ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 02:05 PM

Oh..if all you want is something new to play then I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend RIFT. It's better than World of Warcraft and is one of the premier MMORPGs out on the market today. use the 20 level Trial and play it for FREE up to level 20 and let me know what you think. I find it incredible. HEre is a trial link from me to you :) You will get special little features if you use it. http://www.riftgame.com/en/products/ascend-a-friend/invite.php?voucher=GCRWXN3ZXHZG6QFM3PNE&utm_source=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ascend_invite I'm on Deepwood a PVE server. I was not enthused about SWTOR. I haven't played it in about three weeks, they sent me an email saying the game was missing me, then another asking for Feedback ;-) . I still have to answer the feedback one but it isn't at the top of my list.My understanding is that the Developers in a statement made it clear that they know best and they aren't really interested in alternate points of view. Feedback isn't up to the standard we get from Blizzard or even from Trion World (Rift). The entire theme of Star Wars is shown perfectly, the light saber sounds, droids, Sith and Jedi...it is all there. They provide a Companion to every player that functions like a pet that you can equip and kit out however you like, in some cases almost like playing a Duo (the game is balanced around this). THere are also some neat tricks through the use of holo projectors for group play. Yup. All this along with an un- customisable User Interface that seems like it came out in 1999. You cannot even change the scale of the User Interface if you are on a large monitor. You also can't click items in the Mission Tracker list to use them for missions. You have to open your inventory, switch to the Mission tab, and click the item from there to use it. Totally backward. There is no tool for finding groups to go do Dungeons with so you must sit and Spam in General Chat " Anyone want to group for Black Talon Dungeon?" "Anyone want to group for Eccles Run? Anyone? " And then you have to wait for everyone to run to the location of the dungeon. We left that behind how many years ago? The worlds are also HUGE. Much larger than they need to be simply so that there is a huge timesink to slow the player down. I checked and up to level 15 when you get "sprint which is a 30% faster running speed, you don't get a 90% faster speed until level 25 when you buy your speeder) you spend more than 1/2 your playtime running from place to place. That's no joke. more than HALF your playtime is spent running from what I extrapolated. In contrast Rift allows you a mount (60% faster) as soon as you can afford one and get to a mailbox, Champions Online gives you freaking fast Flight from day one  and now World of Warcraft gives you flying mounts, fast mounts etc. at such early levels you never feel the running. 1/2 my time spent running is JUST too much in 2012. They also adopted a failed game mechanic- Advance Classes. That is you spend about 5 - 7 hours playing the game one way, and then you get to choose your REAL class which actually determines how your character plays to the end of the game. But get this, there is NO way to ever choose the other option if you don't like it. So if you pick a Sith Inquisitor you can go Healing/DPS or you can go Tanking/DPS. But the two play completely differently with one using ranged attacks and the other a mix of lightsaber attacks and some force powers. So say you pick the Tank/DPS and you HATE it, guess what? You gotta make a new character and play through the SAME starter zone for 5 - 7 hours.  Not to mention most of these classes take a while to get going, so you don't get your "signature" power sometimes until level 25 or 30. So you are looking at logging a LOT of hours in a class that you may just end up saying hey F*** it....gotta start over. Now compare this to World of Warcraft. I can Dual Spec, and I can respec as much as I want. Rift? I can freaking swap Sub-classes like a maniac and respec talents until I find something I want (paying Gold for each respec of course). Champions Online - go insane completely freeform character creation. Make a knife wielding demon with an AK47 and Green Droid Army if you want to. SWTOR? You pick once and have to start over if you don't like it. In 2012. Really?? Yeah so...haven't touched it in three weeks. And it is such a shame since it does some things really well.

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02/10/2012 03:07 PM

I've been playing Champions Online and occasionally City of Heros.. running like a champ on a Dell XPS 420, running Vista 32 bit (on a 64 bit quad core processor) ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 04:33 PM

I played champ online and it didn't enthuse me. Also D&D:O which got old quick. I'm gonna check out rift now. On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Scott Stewart <webmaster@sstwebworks.com>wrote: ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 10:13 PM

SWTOR is better than Rift.  Rift got old real quick.  It's not much different than World of Warcraft and not quite as playable. Oh..if all you want is something new to play then I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend RIFT. It's better than World of Warcraft and is one of the premier MMORPGs out on the market today. use the 20 level Trial and play it for FREE up to level 20 and let me know what you think. I find it incredible. HEre is a trial link from me to you :) You will get special little features if you use it. http://www.riftgame.com/en/products/ascend-a-friend/invite.php?voucher=GCRWX N3ZXHZG6QFM3PNE&utm_source=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ascend_invi te I'm on Deepwood a PVE server. I was not enthused about SWTOR. I haven't played it in about three weeks, they sent me an email saying the game was missing me, then another asking for Feedback ;-) . I still have to answer the feedback one but it isn't at the top of my list.My understanding is that the Developers in a statement made it clear that they know best and they aren't really interested in alternate points of view. Feedback isn't up to the standard we get from Blizzard or even from Trion World (Rift). The entire theme of Star Wars is shown perfectly, the light saber sounds, droids, Sith and Jedi...it is all there. They provide a Companion to every player that functions like a pet that you can equip and kit out however you like, in some cases almost like playing a Duo (the game is balanced around this). THere are also some neat tricks through the use of holo projectors for group play. Yup. All this along with an un- customisable User Interface that seems like it came out in 1999. You cannot even change the scale of the User Interface if you are on a large monitor. You also can't click items in the Mission Tracker list to use them for missions. You have to open your inventory, switch to the Mission tab, and click the item from there to use it. Totally backward. There is no tool for finding groups to go do Dungeons with so you must sit and Spam in General Chat " Anyone want to group for Black Talon Dungeon?" "Anyone want to group for Eccles Run? Anyone? " And then you have to wait for everyone to run to the location of the dungeon. We left that behind how many years ago? The worlds are also HUGE. Much larger than they need to be simply so that there is a huge timesink to slow the player down. I checked and up to level 15 when you get "sprint which is a 30% faster running speed, you don't get a 90% faster speed until level 25 when you buy your speeder) you spend more than 1/2 your playtime running from place to place. That's no joke. more than HALF your playtime is spent running from what I extrapolated. In contrast Rift allows you a mount (60% faster) as soon as you can afford one and get to a mailbox, Champions Online gives you freaking fast Flight from day one  and now World of Warcraft gives you flying mounts, fast mounts etc. at such early levels you never feel the running. 1/2 my time spent running is JUST too much in 2012. They also adopted a failed game mechanic- Advance Classes. That is you spend about 5 - 7 hours playing the game one way, and then you get to choose your REAL class which actually determines how your character plays to the end of the game. But get this, there is NO way to ever choose the other option if you don't like it. So if you pick a Sith Inquisitor you can go Healing/DPS or you can go Tanking/DPS. But the two play completely differently with one using ranged attacks and the other a mix of lightsaber attacks and some force powers. So say you pick the Tank/DPS and you HATE it, guess what? You gotta make a new character and play through the SAME starter zone for 5 - 7 hours.  Not to mention most of these classes take a while to get going, so you don't get your "signature" power sometimes until level 25 or 30. So you are looking at logging a LOT of hours in a class that you may just end up saying hey F*** it....gotta start over. Now compare this to World of Warcraft. I can Dual Spec, and I can respec as much as I want. Rift? I can freaking swap Sub-classes like a maniac and respec talents until I find something I want (paying Gold for each respec of course). Champions Online - go insane completely freeform character creation. Make a knife wielding demon with an AK47 and Green Droid Army if you want to. SWTOR? You pick once and have to start over if you don't like it. In 2012. Really?? Yeah so...haven't touched it in three weeks. And it is such a shame since it does some things really well.

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02/11/2012 12:34 PM

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM, Eric Roberts < owner@threeravensconsulting.com> wrote: > SWTOR is better than Rift.  Rift got old real quick.  It's not much > different than World of Warcraft and not quite as playable. > 40 + gig's of download, it better be worth it; just hope my computer doesn't go to sleep on it. LOL

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02/10/2012 10:11 PM

SWTOR isn't available on the XBOX... I don't suppose an XBox or PS3 is an option. That is if you're just going to be doing some gaming. But 'gel is right, for 600 its better and much cheaper to build your own. Alternatively you may want to get a barebones PC and build up from there. You may be able to get something decent for around $350 or so. If you consider using the onboard video initially, then upgrading to a video card later that may be an alterative: Tiger has some fairly tolerable barebones systems: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=bare bone+pc+kit ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 10:33 AM

> hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can play > Star Wars. > > Suggestions? > > No a question - Is it worth playing?

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02/10/2012 10:49 AM

Looks to be. I'm bored with wow, been playing LOTR:O but thats getting old. Need a new addiction :) On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Casey Dougall - Uber Website Solutions < casey@uberwebsitesolutions.com> wrote: ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/10/2012 10:54 AM

> Looks to be. > > I'm bored with wow, been playing LOTR:O but thats getting old. > > Need a new addiction :) > > I've never played PC games. Now that's I'm back on a real Desktop PC I'm considering getting into something. Star Wars might be a good fit. Should I be looking into joysticks or something?

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02/10/2012 10:09 PM

No...it's all mouse and keyboard driven.  You have Mission based stuff similar to quests as well as a more arcade like daily space battle system. The storyline is awesome.  I have been playing a sith warrior.  All if the quests and a lot of other aspects are very interactive and how you act give you rewards in certain areas.  It's pretty cool :-D  Great cinematics too! [mailto:casey@uberwebsitesolutions.com] Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:54 AM To: cf-community Subject: Re: need a new system for star wars ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more ----- I've never played PC games. Now that's I'm back on a real Desktop PC I'm considering getting into something. Star Wars might be a good fit. Should I be looking into joysticks or something?

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02/10/2012 10:06 PM

Yes...I have been playing since it was in beta...is it very awesome... [mailto:casey@uberwebsitesolutions.com] Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:33 AM To: cf-community Subject: Re: need a new system for star wars > > hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can > play Star Wars. > > Suggestions? > > No a question - Is it worth playing?

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02/10/2012 10:04 PM

Tiger direct and New egg have some pretty cheap barebones systems that would do the trick... hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can play Star Wars. Suggestions?

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02/11/2012 01:34 PM

Initiating Information Overload ... This is really a wide open question.  For $600 you can get a quality machine, but you are going to have to DIY.  You are also going to need to seriously shop around.  It took me a month to find everything I wanted for my latest build.  It was a lot of time invested and was a PITA, but I ended up with an Intel i7 2600k, 8 gigs G.Skill 1866 RAM, 1.5 TB Hitachi drive, Enermax Hoplite case and Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard all for ~ $800. The Intel chip was one of the latest at the time and was $319 by itself.   For SWTOR, an i5 2500k will do ya and knocks ~$100 off the price immediately (The "k" is important.  These are unlocked chips. They are roughly $10 more, but you can overclock them.  My 2600k is 3.4GHz stock, but I have it running at 4.1).  AMD solutions tend to be cheaper, but the Intel chips really do stomp on the AMDs in many areas.  AMD processors will be perfectly fine for a MMORPG and are still very popular with gamers.  The 1100T Black Edition, or whatever is supposedly good.  I lost track when AMD started releasing 6 and 8 cores. Your graphics card is really where it is going to matter and it is going to cost you, depending on what you want out of it.  I shopped around and waited for 3 months before I found a deal on two EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SC cards.  I run them in SLI and they are easily faster than a single 580.  A single 560 Ti is still in the $200-$250 range depending on any overclock, extra RAM or other manufacturer specific features, (I think Galaxy has/had one for $179, or maybe it is/was Zotac).  The 560 Ti is the top of the mid range NVidia cards.  The next one up is the 570, which is about $100 more and not worth the price jump.  Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of VRAM the card has.  It's at the point now where 1 Gig is starting to not be enough and 3 gig cards are popping up.   As far as brand, MSI makes decent cards, especially the Twin Frozor series.  Zotac and Galaxy are the cheapest out there.  Zotac is still recognized for quality.  I am not sure how they do it.  I stick with EVGA because they offer a lifetime warranty (on cards with model numbers ending in AR) that isn't voided if you overclock your card and blow it up.  You CAN overclock the bejeezus out of the EVGAs too, usually, (stock is 810 MHz.  Mine can run at 950, but they generate a _LOT_ of heat). If you go ATI/AMD, you could get by with a 5770.  That is the absolute minimum I would consider.  The 6870 (I think) is the competitor to the NVidia 560's.  The 6950+ are the mainstream, higher end cards, comparable to the NVidia 570 and 580, but these will completely blow your budget. Stick with G.Skill RAM if you can.  Supremely overclockable and top quality.  Corsair or Patriot are good alternatives.  You can get by with 4 Gigs.  You won't need more than 8. As far as Intel motherboards go, look at the Z68 chipset.  The X79 are the new ones but are very pricey.  The P67s are in wide use, but are on the decline.  P67 or Z68 choice depends on how soon you will want/have to upgrade in the future.  ASUS and Gigabyte are the best in my opinion, but cheaper options like Biostar or Asrock are Ok if you choose carefully. The popular hard drives for gamers seems to be the Western Digital Black series. *shrug*.  Unfortunately, mechanical hard drives are going way up in price, partly because of the disasters in the East and partly because SSDs are coming down, s l o w l y. The big thing is, shop around.  Newegg offers promos, discounts, rebates, free shipping and combo deals, as does Tiger Direct.  By picking and choosing from the various options, I was able to get every single thing for a decent amount below sticker price. Oh, there is an add-on for Firefox called helping hand.  If you are looking at an item on, say, newegg, it will drop down a little bar at the top of the browser telling you where you may find it cheaper.  I have saved about $30 because of that thing so far, heh. On 2/10/2012 9:22 AM, LRS Scout wrote: > > hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can play > Star Wars. > > Suggestions?

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02/11/2012 01:37 PM

er ... Invisible Hand > Oh, there is an add-on for Firefox called helping hand. If you are > looking at an item on, say, newegg, it will drop down a little bar at > the top of the browser telling you where you may find it cheaper. I have > saved about $30 because of that thing so far, heh.

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02/11/2012 03:27 PM

I have had a lot of problems with EVGA cards.  I had one literally blow upon me 6 months after buying it.  The capacitors blew while oldest daughter was using.  It scared the crap out of her because the capacitors blew individually so she thought  she was getting shot at.  I got that card replaced after pulling teeth at EVGA.  Got the replacement and 6 months later it did the same exact thing.  I normally stick to BFG, but unfortunately, they no longer make graphics cards *pout*. Initiating Information Overload ... This is really a wide open question.  For $600 you can get a quality machine, but you are going to have to DIY.  You are also going to need to seriously shop around.  It took me a month to find everything I wanted for my latest build.  It was a lot of time invested and was a PITA, but I ended up with an Intel i7 2600k, 8 gigs G.Skill 1866 RAM, 1.5 TB Hitachi drive, Enermax Hoplite case and Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard all for ~ $800. The Intel chip was one of the latest at the time and was $319 by itself.   For SWTOR, an i5 2500k will do ya and knocks ~$100 off the price immediately (The "k" is important.  These are unlocked chips. They are roughly $10 more, but you can overclock them.  My 2600k is 3.4GHz stock, but I have it running at 4.1).  AMD solutions tend to be cheaper, but the Intel chips really do stomp on the AMDs in many areas.  AMD processors will be perfectly fine for a MMORPG and are still very popular with gamers.  The 1100T Black Edition, or whatever is supposedly good.  I lost track when AMD started releasing 6 and 8 cores. Your graphics card is really where it is going to matter and it is going to cost you, depending on what you want out of it.  I shopped around and waited for 3 months before I found a deal on two EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SC cards. I run them in SLI and they are easily faster than a single 580.  A single 560 Ti is still in the $200-$250 range depending on any overclock, extra RAM or other manufacturer specific features, (I think Galaxy has/had one for $179, or maybe it is/was Zotac).  The 560 Ti is the top of the mid range NVidia cards.  The next one up is the 570, which is about $100 more and not worth the price jump.  Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of VRAM the card has.  It's at the point now where 1 Gig is starting to not be enough and 3 gig cards are popping up.   As far as brand, MSI makes decent cards, especially the Twin Frozor series.  Zotac and Galaxy are the cheapest out there.  Zotac is still recognized for quality.  I am not sure how they do it.  I stick with EVGA because they offer a lifetime warranty (on cards with model numbers ending in AR) that isn't voided if you overclock your card and blow it up.  You CAN overclock the bejeezus out of the EVGAs too, usually, (stock is 810 MHz. Mine can run at 950, but they generate a _LOT_ of heat). If you go ATI/AMD, you could get by with a 5770.  That is the absolute minimum I would consider.  The 6870 (I think) is the competitor to the NVidia 560's.  The 6950+ are the mainstream, higher end cards, comparable to the NVidia 570 and 580, but these will completely blow your budget. Stick with G.Skill RAM if you can.  Supremely overclockable and top quality. Corsair or Patriot are good alternatives.  You can get by with 4 Gigs.  You won't need more than 8. As far as Intel motherboards go, look at the Z68 chipset.  The X79 are the new ones but are very pricey.  The P67s are in wide use, but are on the decline.  P67 or Z68 choice depends on how soon you will want/have to upgrade in the future.  ASUS and Gigabyte are the best in my opinion, but cheaper options like Biostar or Asrock are Ok if you choose carefully. The popular hard drives for gamers seems to be the Western Digital Black series. *shrug*.  Unfortunately, mechanical hard drives are going way up in price, partly because of the disasters in the East and partly because SSDs are coming down, s l o w l y. The big thing is, shop around.  Newegg offers promos, discounts, rebates, free shipping and combo deals, as does Tiger Direct.  By picking and choosing from the various options, I was able to get every single thing for a decent amount below sticker price. Oh, there is an add-on for Firefox called helping hand.  If you are looking at an item on, say, newegg, it will drop down a little bar at the top of the browser telling you where you may find it cheaper.  I have saved about $30 because of that thing so far, heh. On 2/10/2012 9:22 AM, LRS Scout wrote: > > hey guys I have like $600 and I'm looking for a new system so I can > play Star Wars. > > Suggestions?

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02/11/2012 04:07 PM

Huh .. usually EVGA is good about customer service stuff. You have to be careful with those higher end cards.  You have to watch the temps.  If you rely on the default fan speed settings, your card might get up to the 90's under heavy load.  A single card shouldn't be a problem under normal load, but it's really something to watch for in SLI configs.  My top card runs 10C hotter than the bottom card because it is getting all of the bottom card's excess heat. Still, the card's are supposed to drop the core clock if they overheat.   I have never been interested in testing this functionality. What series card was it? On 2/11/2012 3:26 PM, Eric Roberts wrote: ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more -----

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02/11/2012 06:38 PM

This wasn't even a higher end card.  I bought it because the system it was on...an HP...had the AGP slot removed from the board so I was stuck using PCI (not PCI-E) cards and EVGA had one of the few that was still being produced.  She was just surfing the web at the time, so it's not like she was trying to game or anything on it.  My customer service experience really sucked with them.  I would never buy another EVGA product again. Huh .. usually EVGA is good about customer service stuff. You have to be careful with those higher end cards.  You have to watch the temps.  If you rely on the default fan speed settings, your card might get up to the 90's under heavy load.  A single card shouldn't be a problem under normal load, but it's really something to watch for in SLI configs.  My top card runs 10C hotter than the bottom card because it is getting all of the bottom card's excess heat. Still, the card's are supposed to drop the core clock if they overheat.   I have never been interested in testing this functionality. What series card was it? On 2/11/2012 3:26 PM, Eric Roberts wrote: ----- Excess quoted text cut - see Original Post for more ----- cards *pout*.


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