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Old July 16, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Default 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...

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Are there any good SLI Mobos out there that compare to the P5QPro Turbos price?
Id like SLI 275s
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Old July 16, 2009, 05:44 PM
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pictures?
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Old July 16, 2009, 05:45 PM
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pictures?
Sadly no. Ill work on it though - when I get the camera back.
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Old July 16, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Im thinking of using BrainEaters idea (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-680i-die.html) on it.
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Old July 16, 2009, 07:06 PM
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um how about an rma cards that just break?
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Old July 16, 2009, 07:14 PM
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I dont think sapphire will do that. Its an aftermarket heatsink. Removing theirs voids all warranties.
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Old July 16, 2009, 07:25 PM
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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.
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Old July 16, 2009, 08:30 PM
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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)
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Old July 16, 2009, 08:43 PM
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I really need to see what this looks like, never heard of this happening really
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Old July 16, 2009, 09:10 PM
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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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