Just wanted to see if I should be worried about the 680 signature 2 i just received from Newegg, and if it should be returned. The box was ripped in a couple corners and had apparently been crushed a bit. the worst part was that Newegg put the card on the bottom of the box with no packing material. The only packing material was on top of the card. Strange.
so my question is, what kind of damage can i expect the card to have taken from rattling around, or even drops?
Was this an open box card? Normally video cards are tightly packed with foam inserts and you can chunk the box around the yard without damaging the card, but if it was just loose in the box rattling around it's certainly possible that rough treatment could break a capacitor off or something else.