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This is something that scares me. I thought that maybe my mobo was to old, but ASUS has always been good to me.

If I go out and buy a GTX460 and it does not work. I will really be upset! I have never had any problems with Nvidia from day one. I know DOA happens all the time but it just sucks to have to box it all up, etc, etc.
Give newegg a call on Monday and explain it to them. They'll take care of you, and they'll even pay for shipping to get it back.

I guess since its known that your board has issues with ATI cards, maybe look into an Nvidia card? There's tons of 470's around $160 here in the marketplace used. The 460's are pretty cheap too.

I'd honestly say something 470 or higher would be a good choice, considering your old SLI setup was pretty fast. But it was missing DX11 features obviously (which are nice, haters gonna hate ).

Your call ultimately.
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That really sucks if your board can't take ATI cards. I thought those kinds of compatibility problems were long gone. ASUS has always been good to me too, it's a shame.
    
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That really sucks if your board can't take ATI cards. I thought those kinds of compatibility problems were long gone. ASUS has always been good to me too, it's a shame.
It's a pretty old board not for nothing..'08 I believe?
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It's a pretty old board not for nothing..'08 I believe?
I know, but even my 10 year old ASUS board doesn't have that problem
    
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The problem sounds like its coming from the Nvidia chipset that it has. Some of the early AM2 NForce chipsets weren't happy without an Nvidia card installed. I didn't even think about that earlier, as I didn't bother researching the board he has.
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I may just wait to bulldozer arrives before I get another GPU. I am really thinking about switching over to an i5 with all the good things I hear although.

I wouldn't mind a i5 2500k with a gtx460
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I may just wait to bulldozer arrives before I get another GPU. I am really thinking about switching over to an i5 with all the good things I hear although.

I wouldn't mind a i5 2500k with a gtx460
I was EXTREMELY impressed with my i5 + GTX470.

Make sure you get ahold of newegg on Monday. They'll take care of you since the card was DOA basically.
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If you do pick up a solid unit at MC tomorrow, bring it home, and your rig still doesn't power on with the 5830, that means that the card likely is bad. You could either keep the new unit (lets face it, that TP3 is old anyway ), or return it. Plus it would tell you for sure what piece of hardware isn't working right.
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If you do pick up a solid unit at MC tomorrow, bring it home, and your rig still doesn't power on with the 5830, that means that the card likely is bad. You could either keep the new unit (lets face it, that TP3 is old anyway ), or return it. Plus it would tell you for sure what piece of hardware isn't working right.


He's already done this, and the card is indeed not working. Or his motherboard doesn't play well with ATI cards....not sure which.
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I called them earlier. I am requesting my money back. They sent me a shipping label via e-mail. I will probably pick up a different card tomorrow at MC or wait and shop around on newegg. I might just get a i5 and mobo. I know MC has a good deal on the combo now. If I do it might be my last system for years. I hope to have some kids.. they will suck up all my $$ lol
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