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AmuseMe July 16, 2009 04:32 PM

There goes my new 4870x2...
So about a month ago, I bought a Sapphire 4870X2. Little did I know how big this thing was. It was working great, untill it broke - literally. The thing pretty much bent it self in half (not really) but the thing is toast. Not to mention I invested $70 in an Arctic Cooler Accelero XTREME on it... So now, I am on a quest, for a new card. Or a new build altogether...

Antec 1200
4GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066MHz (Is 8GB worth it? - All im doing is gaming)
Thinking of a P5Q Pro-Turbo with two XFX 4980's. (Is Crossfire needed for a 22" - 40" single display? Only one display at a time)
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w

Are there any good SLI Mobos out there that compare to the P5QPro Turbos price?
Id like SLI 275s

joeperson July 16, 2009 04:44 PM


AmuseMe July 16, 2009 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by joeperson (Post 224654)

Sadly no. Ill work on it though - when I get the camera back.

AmuseMe July 16, 2009 06:02 PM

Im thinking of using BrainEaters idea (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-680i-die.html) on it.

gingerbee July 16, 2009 06:06 PM

um how about an rma cards that just break?

AmuseMe July 16, 2009 06:14 PM

I dont think sapphire will do that. Its an aftermarket heatsink. Removing theirs voids all warranties.

Caldezar July 16, 2009 06:25 PM

Man that sucks! I'd really like to see photos too as I'm having a hard time picturing how a card folded on itself from one corner's weight. But you're right on the RMA... with an after market cooler you're SOL.

gingerbee July 16, 2009 07:30 PM

sorry but that's 100% that they won't rma it sapphire does not cover heatsink removal that's 1 reason i stopped buying there cards. ( not that there bad cards i mean i just pull my heatsink off a lot so warranties are good thing)

Arinoth July 16, 2009 07:43 PM

I really need to see what this looks like, never heard of this happening really

chouchou July 16, 2009 08:10 PM

in regards to good sli mobos... stay away from the 7xx nvidia chipset series. the nb cooling (unless u go aftermarket) is pretty brutal.
i personally use a 750i ftw. it's decent in every other way, but the nb kinda takes away from it being any special.
p5q pro-turbo sounds like a great choice, as is gtx 275's. sexy setup.

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