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  1. #76
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    They are here..

    Block arrived yesterday, and we have been busy reworking them for this pesty overgrown cap.




    Here are more details pics of the product.













    Unfortunately, we also found one cosmetic issue with the sticker that is slightly bubbling at the VR cavity cover screws. The screws stick out 0.1 to 0.2mm and since the sticker is mirror black it obviously shows.




    This obviously doesn't show once the block is installed, but it is really unfortunate as this product is otherwise gorgeous (particularly when installed with the logo lit up, it is truly sweet..)

    There is no quick fix for this, and we need to rework the vr cavity cover screw countersinks to allow the screws to sink a tiny more, and to replace the sticker because once you remove it, it no longer looks good.


    We should receive corrected VR covers and stickers within a week or so, then we'll need to rework the inventory.


    Meanwhile, we will put the product on sale as is, with an advisory for a cosmetic defect, and a 10% discount on the MSRP.

    MSRP:

    Block, including backplate, PCI bracket, plugs, preinstalled therm pads, no fittings: $154.95
    Bridge x2 : $21.95
    Bridge x3 : $27.95

    The product will go for sale online within 24 hours. We'll hold off shipping to retail channels until the cosmetic issue is fixed.
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    Sweet!! Anything new on the DCII front?

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    and what about the 7950, eta on those?
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    7990 release: AMD seems to be slow releasing this product.

    7950 release: prototyping.

    DCII ? you mean Apogee Drive II .. in production
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    very nice looking part will be replacing my old komodo for sure.

    Hopefully the 7990 won't be tooo much of a stretch and won't take long to release a WC version.
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    whew

    Quote Originally Posted by gabe View Post
    Yes if you tossed these parts you cannot use our block. We can only use the stock cross-bracket retention.
    I found a spare thank god. I so want to be the first to ger this. My rig has been waiting for almost a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleicgrant View Post
    I found a spare thank god. I so want to be the first to ger this. My rig has been waiting for almost a month
    I've been waiting since the beginning of February to get some water on my new rig.
    From the looks of it, it will have been worth the wait.
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    right there with ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe View Post
    DCII ? you mean Apogee Drive II .. in production
    he meant asus 7970 directcu ii... which is a poorly engineered card. I've got a couple yesterday and sending them back to vendor, not worth the money or trouble.
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    Poorly engineered? Care to elaborate?

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    Thry have been seen to oc LESS then the reference card

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    Oh ok, as long as its just baseless conjecture and speculation
    Mine OC's just fine and I have heard of reference cards too that can't even make my DCII default speeds... It's all a crap shoot and obviously you hear the moaners and complainers more than the happy few (like me).

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    I am ready to order. lets do this already !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tijgert View Post
    Oh ok, as long as its just baseless conjecture and speculation
    Mine OC's just fine and I have heard of reference cards too that can't even make my DCII default speeds... It's all a crap shoot and obviously you hear the moaners and complainers more than the happy few (like me).
    Like I said I have two of DC2s, so my opinion is far from "baseless". Plus, if you bother to read multiple threads on personal experiences with these cards available all over the internet (for example the one one hardforum), you'll be aware of multiple design issues with this card which have nothing to do with oc'ing capability. Next time, try to stay informed before shooting "baseless conjecture and speculation" yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleicgrant View Post
    I found a spare thank god. I so want to be the first to ger this. My rig has been waiting for almost a month
    Quote Originally Posted by cobra93 View Post
    I've been waiting since the beginning of February to get some water on my new rig.
    From the looks of it, it will have been worth the wait.
    A, common guys, I am waiting since late December for these 2 blocks to finally finsh my watercooling loop

    Gabe,
    in the second picture shown above with the backplate, there seems to be a backplate bending at the left side. Is this true or is it just the picture viewing aspect?
    Last edited by ElGreco; 03-21-2012 at 01:28 PM.

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    still not up for order yet...............GROWL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! come on Gabe stop teasing us !!!

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    ok Gabe, whats the deal here. I need to order one of these TODAY. otherwise I can no longer wait any more and will have to buy an alternate product. Please open these up for order

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleicgrant View Post
    ok Gabe, whats the deal here. I need to order one of these TODAY. otherwise I can no longer wait any more and will have to buy an alternate product. Please open these up for order
    You can order now.
    http://www.swiftech.com/KOMODO-HD7970.aspx

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    Ordered !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Gabe, I just placed my order. I have a question. Instead of getting the 10% off rebate, could you just increase my shipping speed. I really want to get this block asap

    thanks

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    Like I said I have two of DC2s, so my opinion is far from "baseless". Plus, if you bother to read multiple threads on personal experiences with these cards available all over the internet (for example the one one hardforum), you'll be aware of multiple design issues with this card which have nothing to do with oc'ing capability. Next time, try to stay informed before shooting "baseless conjecture and speculation" yourself
    Having two DCII's makes you twice as right, which was marginally at best anyway. Still means nothing.
    That thread on Hardforum is about the availability of the cards and obviously any subject can and will be conversed about, including disappointments. But if you read a little more closely you'd see that many people write about their success there too, just as if it was a mixed bag of luck like I already stated.

    Any popular and eagerly awaited product will attract a lot of attention and this card sure drew its share.

    Unless you have a technological degree and can dish out some hard figures on why the card is flawed, I will still say that you're only rambling about your own dissapointments and seem more to have some vendetta against that particular card now than *any* founded and substantial knowledge about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleicgrant View Post
    Ordered !!!!!!!!!!!
    Did you get the 10% off?
    I ordered mine last night, but the 10% wasn't applied at checkout like it was supposed to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElGreco View Post
    A, common guys, I am waiting since late December for these 2 blocks to finally finsh my watercooling loop

    Gabe,
    in the second picture shown above with the backplate, there seems to be a backplate bending at the left side. Is this true or is it just the picture viewing aspect?
    Heh, mere child's play, I've been waiting since Feb 2011 for the 140mm MCR's. I just hope they're worth the wait.
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    yes I did

    Quote Originally Posted by cobra93 View Post
    Did you get the 10% off?
    I ordered mine last night, but the 10% wasn't applied at checkout like it was supposed to be.

    the rebate is processed back after the order is placed

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    Problem with installation of Komodo

    Ok I have an interesting,odd problem. I have a brand new board, video card, psu. When the block is mounted the computer will not power on at all. With the block off it fires right up. Could something be touching on the inside to short it. Been struggling with this for hours......... The card is an XFX 3gb black edition and is on the approved list

    Have also tried three other video cards and the computer fires right up.

    Could the initial problem with the taller caps because this issue.

    HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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