Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Jan 24, 2013.
This is true
Like for someone who bought a EVGA 02G-P4-2651-KR GeForce GTX 650 2GB and found it doesn't game (first bad decision). It sure sound great... just "Step-Up", but once you really get into the nitty-gritty (math) it never makes a good financial option. Better to dump it on C's_List for a loss and move on.
Let say someone thought a EVGA GTX 650 2Gb sounds like a great gaming card; ($110 Rebate $10) and finally figures it's not up to the task say 40 days after the purchase. Let also assume they did purchase the Extend Warranty (within 30 days) $10 for the 5-Year. Then figure $10.80 tax on the original, shipping both ways $16. Wanting a much better gaming card they'd Step-up another level to the GTX 660 Superclocked (02G-P4-2662-KR). EVGA site it’s $230 working a $10 rebate, so that adds $120 and $21.60 tax. Add up all that and you've now supplement your original $110 by another $178; or a total of $288.
My solution go with the HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit for $200 –AR $10. So we're talking the "Big Step-Up". Way better gaming than that Superclock, Dump the GTX650 2Gb for $70 and the "final out-of-pocket payout" is $270 while no down time.
($110 + $10.80 -$70 = $50 loss on the GTX 650; while $200 +$19.80 tax.)
If you made a uninformed selection, EVGA isn’t going to give you a better one, without taking their cut again the second time.
Of course they are gonna make a little profit. The idea is not to give you a free card. The idea is to give you a bump in performance at a reduced cost of a new one.
Ok, in the fact that someone can have the purchase price returned, if they agree to pay $288 for GTX660 SuperClock I suppose there’s a point. I see it as that SuperClock in the market today easily a <$200 part, while the 650 is really based against performance an $80 card. I reckon it's fine that you only end up with the one for not investigating what you needed.
I own a Gigabyte 670OC WF3 and must say its super quiet on idle, and decent at full load. This evga looks like the first revision of it and that card didn't look to be anything special - it doesn't even have 6x8 power connectors like the big brother 680!
Ok, and about coil whine noise with your GTX 670?
I had Gigabyte GTX 460 in the past that suffer a bit from this problem.
I thought about buying this card when it came out. Too bad there was like no reviews
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