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Old June 26, 2010, 11:59 PM
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Default *Sadface* EVGA Classified commited Suicide :(

So, I had completely finished my new watercooling setup, leak-tested it no problem, completely made it clean, hook up all my cables, push the power button And... It catches on fire. Literally. It shorted out underneath the first USB/lan ports. and was on fire for about 5 seconds before it burned itself out. So 12 hours of making it perfect... just to tear it all apart again.

ANYWAY. I'm RMA'ing it and should receive a new one soon, but in the mean time I'm actually going to replace it, and I purchased the Rampage III Extreme. I'm just wondering what people's thoughts are about the Rampage III vs. the Classifed E760. Thanks.



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Old June 27, 2010, 12:33 AM
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:\ Can't say i've ever seen a computer burst into flames, do you know what caused the short?
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Old June 27, 2010, 12:39 AM
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Please tell me you can take a picture and upload it before you RMA it.
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Old June 27, 2010, 07:54 AM
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metal standoff in the wrong place?

if it burst into flame one the first start, there's probably a reason for it, better find it before slapping another 400bucks mobo in there IMO

looks more like a murder than a suicide
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Old June 27, 2010, 08:19 AM
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metal standoff in the wrong place?

if it burst into flame one the first start, there's probably a reason for it, better find it before slapping another 400bucks mobo in there IMO

looks more like a murder than a suicide
I checked all my standoffs, they were perfectly fine. I've taken out and re-installed this mobo atleast 12 times and never had a problem.
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Looks like a VRM asploded.
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Old June 27, 2010, 01:48 PM
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The Rampage III is a great board, it's definitely comparable to the E760 Classy. The classy does get the NF200 I believe, which gives it more PCIe lanes, but our GPU's still don't fully saturate PCIe x8 2.0 yet, not enough to see a significant difference between x16 and x8. The Rampage III also has nice overclocking utilities, the bluetooth module isn't gimmicky at all, my friend says it works great. I also like the look of the R3E more, and like how it remains the standard ATX size (albeit a bit wider).
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Old June 27, 2010, 02:25 PM
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i think you're confusing the different classy board

759 n200 chip atx EOL
760 3sli atx
761 4 way sli xl-atx

unless you're doing extreme overclocking a rampage or classified is overkill
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It's borked if the magic smoke came out....

Sometimes a little bit of magic smoke can come out and it'll be fine but if too much comes out there won't be enough left to run the motherboard.
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id expect that to happen if the chippie were under an inch of dust for a while but a brand new board, and not a cheapo at that? uhh..one in a million :)
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