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post #1 of 25
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So I have a little story to tell you all....

Apparently you can have 2 5850s and a 5830 come DOA and pay a lot of shipping charges to newegg and not get a damn thing for it.

Now I am stuck with one 5830 and I honestly have no use for it. No one sells anything worth crossfiring it with and I wanted a higher end solution. Any ideas?
post #2 of 25
so you bought 2 5850's and a 5830 from newegg, and all 3 of these cards came DOA?
    
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No, 2 5850s and they both came DOA, I returned them and got a refund instead of replacement. I then bought 2 5830s because the 5850s were sold out. When those got here one was DOA so I sent it back to get a replacement and got a refund because they ran out in the mean time. So now I have one 5830.
post #4 of 25
it might be your PSU?? i know raidmax makes shoddy psu's.

edit:its probably your power supply. horrible quality, probably didnt have enough juice to power 2 5850s, or even 2 5830's.
Edited by tweaker123 - 6/7/11 at 7:53pm
    
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Wow, you have the worst luck ever...
     
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post #6 of 25
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No, the PSU is fine, have tested a lot of cards with it and it handles everything well. I wish shipping this damn card back for a refund wasnt so expensive, I kinda want to go nvidia after this. I love ATI but Sapphire may have ruined it for me.
post #7 of 25
What are the odds..

Why not a 6870CF..
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post #8 of 25
I don't think this is sapphire's fault
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post #9 of 25
well it says here, that your PSU is a decent 450w at best. its basically crap.
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...brid-730w.html
    
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post #10 of 25
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6870 CF is a little out of my range as I am looking at an H80 and the Corsair link when it comes out this month. I doubt the PSU is the problem as it was used in a rig to power a lot more peripherals and some hefty gpus.
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