MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

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MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:25 pm

I was wanting to share and read other people's experience with the MSI R7850 Twin Frozr.

So I'm obviously an enthusiast (just check my sig, that's only half the computers I own, lol)

Anyway, I built a gaming rig for an acquaintance and chose this video card for their box. I was absolutely blown away with how quiet it is! What about you guys/gals, similar experience?

I liked it so much I bought one for myself and it should be here tomorrow. I'm popping it into my 2nd gaming rig and gonna give EVE Online another try and let it run 24/7 on gaming rig #2 :)
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:10 pm

I was very happy with my MSI 6950 Twin Frozor, at least until it died after a little less then a year later. The repllacement refurb they sent me besides being dirty and nasty and needing a good cleaning died in less than 5 months. At least for the replacement for that one, they sent me a brand new one.
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:38 pm

Mine is very cool and quiet, I really liked that I didn't need to buy an aftermarket cooler for it (like I've had to do for the last few cards I've owned).

I did NOT like that the card started showing graphic corruption a week after I installed it.

The RMA replacement has been working flawlessly, however.
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:02 pm

Interesting! I really hope I don't run into hardware problems. My desire for the card was purely based on how quiet it was (of course aside from the good midrange chipset).
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:37 pm

Seems MSI's QA hasn't improved- got a GTX260 from them back in the day, it promptly went back :). Think I replaced it with an XFX, but I'm an EVGA man now.
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:33 am

I've had my 7850 Twin Frozr for about 4 months now and it is working great. I have it overclocked a bit on stock voltage and play a few hours a day during the week and several over weekend days and don't have any complaints.
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Re: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr experience

Postposted on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:00 pm

I've always been an XFX man for the red camp and EVGA for the green camp. But again I strayed a little for the low sound of this card. Hell this is the first mid-range card I've ever bought. I always go for the crazy expensive cards :roll:
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