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 Post subject: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:26 am 
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Since this GPU is something of a milestone and a future benchmark in efficiency, I thought I'd try and rally up funds for a review. To quote Mike:
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So how much for a GPU?

probably need different targets for fanned vs fanless -- the latter is always more complex to test. say... $150 & $200.
So target donation is 150 CAD for now. I can put in a seed of $30.

WHO'S WITH ME?
(or at least interested enough in getting the card in for review to pay part of the cost)

Tally so far is $65 out of $150 needed
  • Das_Saunamies: $30
  • quest_for_silence: $15
  • Abula: $20

I'm thinking we should probably aim to get an MSI 750 Ti Gaming 2 GB, as they seem to be readily available, affordable, user-controllable, and quiet - all boxes ticked for SPCR interest. You can suggest alternative cards if they are more attractive.

Edit: added pledges for quest_for_silence, Abula.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:30 am 
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Well, I think I may add my coins (but I'd like MikeC voiding the warranty slapping an Accelero on that MSI Gaming): are 15 CAD enough? Let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:40 am 
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$15 is quite alright. At 30 we just need 5 donors, at 15 it's only 10 etc. We've got a community of hundreds with massive traffic going through SPCR, so this is just a matter of people willing to fight the good fight (i.e. open up their wallets and contribute more than their opinion).

If we want extras like cooler swaps I'm sure the testing will cost extra. Mike did say fanless would be $200 to test, but we'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:58 am 
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Count me in for $20, i can only transfer it via paypal, i would like the MSI Gaming Twin Frozr GTX750ti to be the one to be tested.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:22 am 
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Nice! PayPal has worked well in the past, that's how I got the fancy text under my name anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:53 am 
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OK, I see your interest, gents. Unfortunately, my few contacts at MSI have disappeared so a sample might be tough. We'll see. Maybe buy one (and resell) if we can't get a sample in a reasonable time frame.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Sounds good! In "the 750 Ti thread" we've had a couple mini-reviews on other-than-MSI cards with initial results not as promising.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:01 pm 
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Word came from a new MSI contact that they don't have review samples of this card any more, and no more are coming. I supposed we could go out and buy one -- but perhaps someone in Vancouver (or nearby) wants one and will let us test it before he takes possession?

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:17 pm 
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What a shame. Hopefully a card donor will show up, as the $$$ donor list is falling short.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:02 pm 
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I would happily buy one and have it shipped to SPCR for testing, with the understanding I could pay for shipping it on to me after the testing, and I'm OK with the likelyhood that it would be weeks/months before it was completed.

I have an EVGA 750ti FTW and the noise level at the minimum fan speed drivers will permit (42%) is not tolerable - drowns out 6 hard drives, 3 120mm fans running at 12v, and the power supply & CPU fans...


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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
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GentleGiant wrote:
I have an EVGA 750ti FTW and the noise level at the minimum fan speed drivers will permit (42%) is not tolerable - drowns out 6 hard drives, 3 120mm fans running at 12v, and the power supply & CPU fans...


Quick'n'dirty solution: put a Noctua LNA cable between the fan and the header (or a suitable inline resistor, if you prefer some soldering).

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:23 am 
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GentleGiant wrote:
I would happily buy one and have it shipped to SPCR for testing, with the understanding I could pay for shipping it on to me after the testing, and I'm OK with the likelyhood that it would be weeks/months before it was completed

That'd be cool! It definitely would not be months. Would could probably ship it to you perhaps 2 weeks after receiving it here. We'd put the review on a priority rush knowing a generous contributor is awaiting. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:49 am 
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Mike - I'll order the MSI 'Gaming' 750ti and see if I can get it shipped directly to you. Is the address in the sticky in this forum correct? {Silent PC Review; 361-6417 Fraser St; Vancouver, BC V5W3A6; Canada}

^^ quest_for_silence - thanks, good suggestion - I have a couple Zalman Fan Mates I could use. I've got a Arctic Accelero S1 passive sink I could pull off my old 8800GT if I'm looking for a somewhat bigger project.


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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:20 pm 
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GentleGiant wrote:
Mike - I'll order the MSI 'Gaming' 750ti and see if I can get it shipped directly to you. Is the address in the sticky in this forum correct? {Silent PC Review; 361-6417 Fraser St; Vancouver, BC V5W3A6; Canada}

Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Finally, it's happening. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
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MikeC, is there any efficient way to loan you parts for testing if we live in another country? I imagine only a minority of us live within Canada, and dealing with Customs in both directions would be a pain.


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 Post subject: Re: ALL HAIL THE GTX 750 TI / $150 (CAD)
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:52 am 
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UK_Peter wrote:
MikeC, is there any efficient way to loan you parts for testing if we live in another country? I imagine only a minority of us live within Canada, and dealing with Customs in both directions would be a pain.

About 11-12% of SPCR traffic is Canadian, last time I looked. Around 35% US, maybe 40% EU.

Ordering something from a Canadian retailer like NCIX or Newegg.ca to be delivered to us would work in 99% of cases. Some stores don't allow shipping to a different address. You'd have to find one that does.

Big CA retailers:

NCIX.com
Newegg.ca
Memory Express (CA)

Not sure who else.

If you have it in your hands already, shipping it via postal service is by far the best way, and to mark the value as $10. You still want to insure it tho. But no point sending it if it is not a "standard sample" representative of all other items of the saml model name/number.

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