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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
Actually, the damage wasn't because they were ebay fans.
Most fans come with a warning to only connect fans to the other end of their molex connectors as the wire can't handle the current a 3870x2 would draw.
If these fans didn't warn you of that, maybe you've got a case for a dispute but if they did I'd say you're out of luck.

I'm not saying that it's your fault because you didn't know and can't be expected to do everything right on the first go round.
It's a crappy way to learn but unfortunately I doubt it's a fault of the fans' manufacturer that it can't supply 15+ Amps of current, very few computer parts actually need that much current and they all usually have a dedicated connector from the PSU.

You might be better off replacing the PSU as well, it could be okay but if it wasn't you'd find out and it wouldn't be fun, it sucks to have this happen but I've had plenty of hardware die on me and the best thing to do is to buy a replacement and learn from it.
there were no instructions with them at all nothing on the listing saying were to not place the connectors

im going to have to save for a long time now to replace my card took 4 months to save for my 3870x2 i have only had it for a couple of months
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there were no instructions with them at all nothing on the listing saying were to not place the connectors

im going to have to save for a long time now to replace my card took 4 months to save for my 3870x2 i have only had it for a couple of months
Sorry if that came across like I don't care when my stuff dies, I do and any hardware I had die on me caused serious problems for me.

All I meant was, if it is dead, let this be a learning experience and move on as there isn't much else you can do.
If money is really a problem for you, then get something like a 3870 as it'll handle most games well especially without AA and you should be able to pick one up very cheaply secondhand.
I'm guessing you'd get one for just over £20 and like I said it'd handle most games very well.

In fact, I'm picking one up as a card for my brother's HTPC for €25 tomorrow so I know you can get them for that price if you look hard enough.
Good luck finding a replacement but if I were you and it's going to take you months to save up I'd settle for a 3870 as they're really not bad cards once you overclock them.
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4790k MSI Z97M Gaming 780 Ti SLi Corsair Vengeance pro 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate NAS 240GB m500s RAID 0 MCP 350 w/ res top >> MCP655 >> Heatkiller full... Windows 8.1 
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3X QNIX 2560x1440 @ 110Hz G910 EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Stacker 830 
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G402 / Deathadder 2K13 League of legends one, cloth ODAC >> O2 >> HD800 / K702s Samson mediaone 5as 
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Q6600 Asus P5Q-E 8800GTX Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
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post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
Sorry if that came across like I don't care when my stuff dies, I do and any hardware I had die on me caused serious problems for me.

All I meant was, if it is dead, let this be a learning experience and move on as there isn't much else you can do.
If money is really a problem for you, then get something like a 3870 as it'll handle most games well especially without AA and you should be able to pick one up very cheaply secondhand.
I'm guessing you'd get one for just over £20 and like I said it'd handle most games very well.

In fact, I'm picking one up as a card for my brother's HTPC for €25 tomorrow so I know you can get them for that price if you look hard enough.
Good luck finding a replacement but if I were you and it's going to take you months to save up I'd settle for a 3870 as they're really not bad cards once you overclock them.
Just my
no i under stand what you ment and i found some 3870`s on ebay so im hoping i can get one of those when i disabled crossfire on the 3870x2 bullet storm ran at 30+ FPS with it on 60+ so i know a single 3870 will do me fine
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