it's a U.S. only deal as is the MIR, while a good grab it doesn't apply to me.
I wish people would at least put their Country in their profile. Then these things wouldn't happen.
if the cards were identical it'd matter but they aren't
If the cards were the same, they'd both be GTX 450's and they'd both use exactly the same amount of power. Not sure what your argument is here. The 7750 would perform within 3fps of a GTX 450, it's 28nm, uses less power, doesn't need external power, newer everything.... (you get the idea)
I'm not sure I'd jump on an open box just to save $20 anyway but definitely a good grab for someone in the U.S.
This is the second Newegg open box GPU I've owned. My first (AMD 6850) was great, got it for $115 after MIR 2 years ago. The 7750 I received exhibited a bit of coil whine. I presume this is the reason for the return, but I can't comment on whether this is just a dud card, a manufacturer (Powercolor) problem, or if all 7750's exhibit this problem (doubt that). No coil whine at idle or watching movies (this is an HTPC card after all), mild coil whine in DiRT Showdown, and noticeable (open air case) in FurMark. I would bet that if I put it in a case with a case fan, you probably wouldn't hear it....it's not 7990-caliber coil whine
. You always take a chance with open box stuff, Newegg at least guarantees functionality, so you won't get stuck with a returned DOA. I imagine I could return my 7750 for a replacement, or RMA it, but it doesn't bother me that much.
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