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Words cannot describe how difficult it was to resist the urge to be like a kid at Christmas and just rip it all open to get to the goodies. The lengths we go for our loyal readers here at OC3D.

Yes, this is indeed number 001. The box looks fairly normal sized in this photograph. It most certainly isn't.

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As befits a graphics card costing more than a big HDTV, this isn't just a standard cardboard box. Not even the otherwise excellent ASUS ROG box. Here we have a proper aluminium combination lock case. No-one is going to pilfer your hard-brought card with this.

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The packaging has really had every possible piece of gorgeousness and little touches thrown in its direction. In fact if we opened it and found a Accuracy International AWC we wouldn't be shocked.

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Once the case is open, my god. Let's just stand back and admire. Mmm lovely isn't it.

This is the type of professionalism that you'd expect from a product costing a thousand pounds, and yet somehow we're still amazed by how great it all looks. All those times we go on about packaging really giving you a great initial impression of the product are brought to bear here. It looks like a extreme product. And that's a good sign.

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Extremely high accuracy is used on the foam cut-outs, everything slipping into place exactly right. Even though you'd have had to purchase this to reach this point we still have a "congratulations on purchasing..." type bit of blurb in the top of the case. Slightly strange given that not many people (in fact nobody) would buy this by accident.

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One surprising thing is the inclusion of a ROG mouse. Every little helps. As you can see this is nice looking mouse. It reminds us of a cross between the old OCZ mouse and a Logitech one.

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Finally let's get the main event out the box. Make sure you've got a good grip, because all that copper doesn't mean it's light.

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Most Recent Comments

30-06-2010, 20:02:57

were were were


30-06-2010, 20:25:19

Oh my god gracious me.Quote

30-06-2010, 20:37:30

WOW. My eyes are poppin' out over here. Now that thing packs some serious heat. Can't wait to see the bench results with those badboys in Crossfire!Quote

30-06-2010, 21:17:56

That thing is freaking awsome i mean wow wow wow

and you have 2 of them woooop i cant wait for next weekQuote

30-06-2010, 21:23:18

Ok WOW I cant wait to see what this thing can do! lol. I hope it crushes the 5890 and the Nvidia I Also hope it will run ALOT cooler than both! Man I cant even Imagine what Kinda of powerdraw this thing is gonna have. Thank god i have a 1200wt PSU! lol.;-)Quote

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