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Old March 9, 2011, 04:59 AM
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Where's the RMA depot for Sapphire NA these days? Is there something relatively local, or is it still the long slow boat to china/taiwan?

Sorry folks, but if the lack of SLI, and funky PCIe slot configs didn't turn me off (it did), the lack of a native bios flashing utility would put this non my do-not-buy list. Maybe they've got a better offering for BD, although I suspect that if this board didn't get SLI, the chances of an AMD board getting it will be pretty slim.
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Where's the RMA depot for Sapphire NA these days? Is there something relatively local, or is it still the long slow boat to china/taiwan?
Hong Kong I believe.
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hey hey that northbridge cooler would be a nice replacement for an xbox 360 gpu heatsink ;)
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Where's the RMA depot for Sapphire NA these days? Is there something relatively local, or is it still the long slow boat to china/taiwan?
In Markham, ON. Though I'm not sure if motherboards will go there as well or not. I RMA'd my Vapor-X HD4890 there though.

They accept drop-off and pick-up as well, but either way you have to pay a $20 (I think?) service fee. It's mainly for the return shipping I'd imagine, but they wouldn't waive it if you picked it up either.
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Great review, kind of disappointing such an expensive board doesn't have all the heat sinks interconnected either to help with cooling when you overclock.
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Old March 11, 2011, 04:35 AM
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Good review Mac.

As for Sapphire doing motherboards : absolute and complete fail. I seriously stopped reading when it said "No SLI support". I'm so confused over this.. a high end motherboard w/o SLI? what were they thinking? (or clearly, not thinking at all..)

I like the color scheme, the board does look a bit cheap. But yeah, you can buy a cheaper motherboard from ASUS or Gigabyte with better features and less hassle (BIOS upgrades, for instance)
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Seems like they're never bothered to look and see what the competition sells boards for before they decided to price this one out. For ~$200 you can get an Asus Sabertooth x58 which has SLI, and a better warranty. And looks cooler too.
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with $280 price tag, there's alot of selections. and asus sabertooth only costs around $200
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