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Old 01-10-2013, 06:03 AM   #1
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Default MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC 2GB for $165 AR

Amazon selling for $180 with $15 rebate equals to $165 AR

http://www.amazon.com/R7850-2xMiniDi...g=hardfocom-20
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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almost pulled the trigger till I saw the RMA history on this card.

Gotta mull it over still....
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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I REALLY need a card (moved my 6850 to my HTPC and have nothing) and want a 7850 but didn't they come with free games not too long ago? This comes with "AMD Gift - NEXUiZ Free Coupon (value29.99)" from Newegg but it's $15 more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127663
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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almost pulled the trigger till I saw the RMA history on this card.

Gotta mull it over still....
This and the Sapphire 7850 2GB seem to produce frequent duds. I'm skeptical as well.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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Which is funny because the MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozer gets excellent reviews on Amazon and Newegg. This looked like a great deal as well until i also read the reviews......hmmm
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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Those exact opposite reviews on newegg and amazon are a real mind fuq. Getting rid of my 6870 build and really looking for hotdeal on 7850, 7870 or 7950. Goal is 1080p BF3 vsynced 60hz and holding 60fps in 64player maps. I'd really like the Never Settle Game Bundle. Twin Frozr 7850 is good price but the DOA reviews, Never Settle Game bundle?, concern me as well as if a even a 7850 oc'd will get me BF3 way i want. Thinking of building something along these lines:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wOyM
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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I'm thinking this XFX for $20 more would be worth it with the much better reviews and you get a bundled game:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150609

Did the 7850's ever come with the Never Settle game bundle? I don't think they did.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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I'm thinking this XFX for $20 more would be worth it with the much better reviews and you get a bundled game:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150609

Did the 7850's ever come with the Never Settle game bundle? I don't think they did.
Where are people seeing all these bad reviews of the MSI?

And by the way, the 7850 originally came with Sleeping Dogs, and then it was switched to Far Cry 3. The promotion looks to have run out. For about a week, Newegg was throwing in the Far Cry 3/Hitman bundles intended only for crossfire sets - I assume they didn't sell to many of those. That's when I jumped on a 7870.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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Where are people seeing all these bad reviews of the MSI?
Check the Egg reviews. Roughly 60%+ failure rate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127663


Maybe Amazon is playing games with bad reviews?.....

They're in the trend pricing game so why not?
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Check the Egg reviews. Roughly 60%+ failure rate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127663


Maybe Amazon is playing games with bad reviews?.....

They're in the trend pricing game so why not?
How can you have a 60%+ failure rate when 62% are 5 egg reviews?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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How can you have a 60%+ failure rate when 62% are 5 egg reviews?
that was just on the first page.

If 62% success rate works for you, hurry and place your order. Report back if it works or not.

Ima waitin for somethin else.
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How can you have a 60%+ failure rate when 62% are 5 egg reviews?
I find it kind of amazing since the MSI 7850s were one of the better recommended one when I was first looking around for the 7850s. Asus/Sapphire/MSI were pretty much the top ones because of the superior history/cooling fans.

I really wonder how many of those failures were caused by reckless OC's.
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I also wonder how many of those RMA's were by whiny kids who didn't get huge overclocks
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I have the non oc msi 7850 in a HTPC. Its really small, the fans are kinda high pitched, but I have had absolutely 0 problems. After owning the GTX 660 by Galaxy I have a hard time recommending another card in that price range though.
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that was just on the first page.

If 62% success rate works for you, hurry and place your order. Report back if it works or not.

Ima waitin for somethin else.
That doesn't mean that everybody who didn't assign a perfect 5 star review has a dead card...
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That doesn't mean that everybody who didn't assign a perfect 5 star review has a dead card...
True.

Also agree with some being killed by OC attempts. I'm sure the reviewer wouldn't fess up to that.

Concerning is the review (2nd or 3rd page in) where he couldn't get MSI to return calls for the second RMA.
"I have tried nearly everyday to contact the person mentioned in MSI's response to my review. And have had to leave a message every time, and have yet to have it returned.

I was pleasantly surprised to have the option to get a card prior to replacement and get a prepaid shipping for the one to be RMA'd, but it is becoming obvious that there is NO WAY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN since they refuse to return my many phone calls."

If anyone wants this card........ BUY IT. I just pointed out the RMA history.
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