Sweeeeeeet man also a very neat OC too!
But due to that I am a Die hard Collector, you will me never see me do that to my GTX 295 RE's hehe, that would only be disastrous and make them irreplaceable
As my collection goes, you can see it here: http://www.3dfx.ch/galler...er/?g2_navId=xb0b685b1
In there you can also see that I have collected many more in the past, also my previous collection show I started once by collecting 3dfx VGA cards, where many were Engineering Samples
Some thumbnails are broken, that was due to that the place had a server crash last year, which damaged the thumbnail function, luckily all the photo's were saved instead of lost
My First pair which can be seen in this thread: http://www.evga.com/forums/fb.ashx?m=143879
Which was back in 2009, I was able to OC them to GTX 275 Speeds with their stock coolers ran Furrmark for 4 hours flat, not even a single glitch nor crash, even they hit 104C max, they kept on going, after this 4 hour test I put them back to their stock speeds.
About after a year in use I sold them, needed money and all, but about 4 months after I sold them I discovered that selling them was not much of a bright idea
Their rarity factor is very high compared to that of a regular VGA card, they even out rare them MARS & ARES VGA cards, they are nothing compared to the rarity factor of the EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition So far I have found 6 other people that have these cards also: SENJU from Tokyo Japan has 2 in his RED SUN PC Wolf Team Leader has 4 for his Foldfarm from Perth , Western Australia Fathey 007 from USA has 1 ALi from ALisPCVideo's Germany has 1 Rich from RniceSpecV USA has 1 Jkon 1977 from USA has 1 Gold Leader / Obi-Wan Kenobi / Tylosaurus [Me] from The Netherlands has 2 Number of EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Red Edition Owners & Cards World Wide: Australia: 4 USA: 3 Japan: 2 The Netherlands: 2 Germany: 1 Total Amount od Owners: 7 Total Amount of Cards: 12
There might be more, but so far I have not found any other owners of these ultra rares.
As you can see, one of them is WOLF_TEAM_LEADER from Perth, Western Australia has 4 now
He is a good friend of mine which bought my first pair, he uses them for Folding @ Home, something I'd never do with these rarities after finding out how rare they really are, that way you'd only lessen their lifespan, by using them @ 100% load 24/7.
I had many regrets selling my first pair so the only thing I could do is search a second pair 100% complete with box & accesorries also, as a collector if you really want to collect something you can do it, just the matter of will power and someday you will find and achieve your goals.
Like I did with this second pair, about 3 years after I sold my first pair
They have the USA Boxes, which are far nicer than the EUR boxes, their Chrome EVGA & GTX 295 logo's really make them boxes stand out, they never did that to the EUR versions.
The European Boxes look like this:
The American Boxes look like this:
Seek the differences
As a collector I also seek such differences and yes to find a pair of EVGA GTX 295 Red Editions with the European boxes, heh I'd be in for that any day
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