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    eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Why, why, why have they done this?

    http://www.evga.com/articles/00467/
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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    I'd noticed that they'd made new pointlessly expensive network cards but rebranding them too??

    Suddenly I'm reminded of the XFX Revo cards.....

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    By all means, Killer NIC can carry on making pointless products, but why has eVGA jumped on-board?

    Who at eVGA decided "Yes, we must do this."?
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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Seems Mr Stupid at EVGA has made another dumb move

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    moogle I can't decide if you're refering to the stupid pricetag that thing will inevitabley have, or the fact that it's got a waterblock that's going to damage itself with galvanic corrosion over time (or both!).

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Main View Post
    moogle I can't decide if you're refering to the stupid pricetag that thing will inevitabley have, or the fact that it's got a waterblock that's going to damage itself with galvanic corrosion over time (or both!).
    Mainly the galvanic corrosion (I'm suprised anybody here would know )

    Most people accept that those high end hardware parts will be overpriced anyway. Whats more funny is that the EVGA blocks have the warranty tape on them so you'll never know if it's corroding anyway

    Even if you do open it then your warranty is gone

    It's a very clever system to get more money
    Last edited by moogle; 25-03-2009 at 05:49 AM. Reason: Rev 2

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Dosen't the galvanic corrsion take quite a long time?

    Most people only keep a card like that for a few years!
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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Ive seen 1 person whom, i know buy one of them (pci version) and then after turn round to me and say "it will increase my Ping on games". I just looked at his wireless set up and nodded and didn't know what to say ................................

    I have never seen them cards in the same light since.
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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Although they're generally noted as one of the more friendly/customer-orientated companies I had a right old kerfuffle with EVGA and a 680i board. I swore after that I'd never buy any more of their products and have stuck to it ever since. Gits.

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Dosen't the galvanic corrsion take quite a long time?

    Most people only keep a card like that for a few years!
    Depends on the materials involved & environmental factors. But in this instance I would considder it low risk.

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Is Killer referring to what its going to do to your wallet?

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    someone really should pm me when another chapter in the killer nic saga happens, bloody hell
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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    if they priced them at say £30-40, then these would sell like hotcakes

    they do have a positive effect, but it's really not worth paying through the nose for

    what i'd like to see is Xonars and things like this being incorporated into high end motherboards

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    Seems Mr Stupid at EVGA has made another dumb move
    Dumb? That is a nice card, although the GTX295 can be overclocked (mine has been to 750Mhz) water cooling is a must in summer, after a couple of hours of gaming I looked at my gpu temp at normal gpu overclock and it was hitting 95-99C

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Badbonji View Post
    Dumb? That is a nice card, although the GTX295 can be overclocked (mine has been to 750Mhz) water cooling is a must in summer, after a couple of hours of gaming I looked at my gpu temp at normal gpu overclock and it was hitting 95-99C
    See the galvanic corrosion bit

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    Re: eVGA + Killer NIC = EVGA Killer Xeno Pro

    From what I've read, they are actually meant to be a fair bit cheaper than the old M1/K1s

    And to be honest, I reckon they do benefit your ping times - obviously the FPS increase is negligible, and I don't see why they keep on pushing it because it only gives people more ammunition to abuse them with. As said before though, I don't I would be interested unless it was around the £40 mark, and then only for the sake of lowering my pings... although that's probably Tiscali's fault anyway.

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