Summary: i read the rebate form. it was to buy between sept 1st-30th. i bought it sept 27th. it arrived oct 1st. i went to print and fill out the form and now the form is changed for October 1st-31st as purchase time. Now my rebate falls out of the time frame.
Summary: Died literally without warning. Temps always stayed low though. Thankfully amazon shipped out a replacement, but as a full time worker where weekends are when I can play games, I'm pretty peeved.
Summary: Bought this graphic card because I needed to upgrade from my current one. When I received it and installed it I got a long beep sound. I thought it was defective, so I ordered an exchange for the same one. And because I had a pci express 2.0 just in case it was not reverse compatible I purchase a motherboard too. installed the motherboard and set it up. Then I tried to install the graphics card same thing happened.
Summary: Moral of the story is if a price seems to good, it's more then likely is to good to be true. The retailer first stated they did not have it in stock and they was ordering them what was fine i was willing to wait. once the 2 cards i have ordered had arrived they thought it was clever to send me 2 nivida 650 boost's what are not even remotely compatible to the 7950s i ordered. Very very disapionted customer returned items for a refund.