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GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB anti static

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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 5:06:25 PM

Hello,
Receive Asus GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB on 2010 Sep 20. Upon open packaging found card was not in a anti static bag. Contact supplier told "that this range is not supplied in anti static bags and the polystyrene/plastic packaging is in fact anti static" ; apperantly he check another card to confirm. I find this very strange , could this be confirmed plz?? ; the plastic/polystyrene black packing around the grahpics card. Or have I been sent a used or return graphics card ; from youtube video's and review's of this model all come in anti static bags, but they could have changed? Please any input would be good thanks
a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 23, 2010 12:14:23 AM

When I bought my EVGA 7600GT and 7900GS neither came in a anti static bag, both came in a hard clear plastic casing in the box.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2010 12:29:53 PM

I should been more specfic in my orginal question it came in polystyrene internal packaging ;only identical to the following youtube video (althrought this is not my upload) :
YouTube - Asus Geforce ENGTX460 1GB DirectCU TOP -- Unboxing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvx5l7nfPYk

Were all other reviews / video's of any Asus grahics cards come in anti static bags :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjYIs...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywVnBv_V1RUall
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September 23, 2010 6:23:14 PM

I just got that exact card the other day and no, mine was not in a bag nor was there any kind of wrapper on the box. It was very well packaged in the polystyrene though.
a c 174 U Graphics card
September 24, 2010 2:48:13 AM

i find it hard to believe that polystyrene is anti static..
September 24, 2010 5:44:31 AM

"polydimethylsiloxane-polystyrene-poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide block copolymers were synthesized as modifications of polystyrene. Antistatic property of these block copolymers was evaluated. Azo-containing polydimethylsiloxane was used as a macro-azo-initiator. Two-step radical polymerization process was applied here for the synthesis of the block copolymers. Styrene was polymerized in the first step, and then N,N-dimethylacrylamide was polymerized in the second step. The dimethyl amide groups in the block copolymers were changed to ammonium salts by a treatment with hydrochloric acid. These block copolymers were melt-blended with a commercial homo-polystyrene, and the blends were molded to plates by an ultramini-injection molding machine. For these plates, corona discharge property, triboelectrification voltages with cotton or polyamide cloth, and contact angle with water were measured. The plates showed excellent antistatic property while retaining their hydrophobic surface, when the poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide ammonium salt) content was 10.5 or more weight percent."

http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200021/0000200021...

September 24, 2010 5:45:30 AM

And thus the video card package was born LOL among more important things, im sure. :p 
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2010 10:01:30 AM

LOL thanks Kcarring. Though that seems a expensive manufacturing process for packaging ; althrough I have no idea the cost incurr with anti static bags but becuase their so wide spread in the electronics industrial I am guessing not much. Probably me beenig paroid but can't see Asus cultivating or out sourcing the process for the packaging, but wft do I no only read one a breif abstract on one sience report from Japan.
September 24, 2010 10:21:09 PM

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LOL thanks Kcarring. Though that seems a expensive manufacturing process for packaging ; althrough I have no idea the cost incurr with anti static bags but becuase their so wide spread in the electronics industrial I am guessing not much. Probably me beenig paroid but can't see Asus cultivating or out sourcing the process for the packaging, but wft do I no only read one a breif abstract on one sience report from Japan.



Yesi agree, that response was more for humor than anything. It is amazing what is happening with plastics in the engineering community though, and it isn't uncommon for "commercial spinoffs" to occur shortly thereafter. Who ever thought, back in the 80's we'd be boiling water in a plastic kettle?! Plastics aren't what they used to be, that's for sure... and in most cases, I'd risk saying that once developed, polymers offer a cheaper route than mining for metals, in a lot of cases.
a c 174 U Graphics card
September 26, 2010 4:35:37 AM

LOL also! AWESOME packaging! CUDA to that!
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