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sorry peoples i have melted a main power connector on my main rig and there is possibly other unforeseen issues
all my GPUs were in that unit and I don't have any more room anywhere else
it could be off-line for upto two months so i will miss the next BGB, but i have started to look for a motherboard that could replace it and a massive power supply, cooling, possibly a chip? but that should be good still, and I'll upgrade the RAM to i gess. . . .
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post #2 of 22
To bad, i guess its bread and water for you in the near future because of this
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post #3 of 22
Do you have any pics? That's awful. I just put in my H80 and took out my GTX 570 and left a GTX 260 in case it leaked, it wouldnt take out everything. I hope you can find what you need to get back online sooner!
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by one-shot View Post
Do you have any pics? That's awful. I just put in my H80 and took out my GTX 570 and left a GTX 260 in case it leaked, it wouldnt take out everything. I hope you can find what you need to get back online sooner!
LOL, your in luck. Corsair replaces leaking units and every single bit of hardware that was damaged FREE. Eh, its always good to always just be sure
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post #5 of 22
Look for a board that has an accessory power connector to provide extra power for the GPUs. In multiple GPU setups, remember each GPU pulls 75w (6.25 amps), that adds up quickly, especially if they're overclocked which may, in some cases, allow the card to draw more from the motherboard. In most boards (including mine) the ONLY source for that power is the 24 pin connector.
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by deegon View Post
sorry peoples i have melted a main power connector on my main rig and there is possibly other unforeseen issues
all my GPUs were in that unit and I don't have any more room anywhere else
it could be off-line for upto two months so i will miss the next BGB, but i have started to look for a motherboard that could replace it and a massive power supply, cooling, possibly a chip? but that should be good still, and I'll upgrade the RAM to i gess. . . .
unless something leaked, i would think melting a power connector wouldn't be that big of a deal, new mobo+psu at most? melted connector just results in a loss of power, causing everything to shut down, unless i'm missing something very basic (it is possible, no coffee yet ). definitely sucks though, I'll keep an eye out for any good deals out there for the stuff you're looking for, hopefully you get back online in time for the next BGB!!
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post #7 of 22
That sucks, maybe I will catch up a little on DistrRTgen
post #8 of 22
What MOBO is it?? Is it your sig rig?? I am sure us BOINCers can help you find a replacement board. You can RMA the bad one, then have it for another rig when it gets back. Unless your broke from this expensive hobby...
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post #9 of 22
i'm sorry man, wish you the best luck in getting it all replaced. were the video cards damaged too ?
    
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post #10 of 22
I've heard Corsair has really good warranty support. If your h70 leaked, I'm sure they will take care of you. Hope everything works out alright.
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