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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

All this before they denied his RMA? Sure. ok I believe it now.

He does this before GB contacted him back, eager to set up an appointment with him. GB then replaced the damaged parts (CPU, Mobo, and the RAM). GB offered to replace the PSU as well, but he said the PSU was not dead after testing. CPU was found dead when put on another X79 board. RAM couldn't maintain stability on 1800 MHz CL9 (a set of 2500 MHz CL9 rated RAM).
Edited by trumpet-205 - 12/23/11 at 5:17pm
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post #92 of 138
1. What's wrong with his video? Just testing his new build for stability, temps, etc. Maybe he was recording for a review or something like that?
2. Someone said their Asus x79 board(the ~$500 one) also blew its VRM's after hours of use, no OC. Problem there was that early boards had badly applied thermal compound, but supposedly it's been fixed.

Anyways x79 uses quiet a bit of power and runs pretty hot, not surprising to see this happen. I have a gigabyte AM2+ board running a phenom X4 @ 3.6ghz on a 4+1 power phase system - no VRM cooling at all. runs perfectly fine and i've never had any problems.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

dayum
well according to the chinese forum post
his CPU and RAM also got fried as well
and if I'm translating correctly; Gigabyte sent up 3 R&D techs to check it out and bring his compensation.
Gigabyte sent out a G1 Assassin 2, a 3960X and a new set of RAM for him as compensation

Actually it's 3 R&D techs and a deputy manager.
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Actually it's 3 R&D techs and a deputy manager.

close enough redface.gif
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VRMs need air flow. I expect to see more and more cases of boards immolating themselves as closed loop water cooling becomes more mainstream.

I actually had to abandon my efforts at watercooling my i7 970 because board/VRM temps were ~30C hotter than with air cooling, and I wasn't willing to invest another 150 dollars in full board WC.
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post #96 of 138
Yea I mean i expect to see this from every board which someone does something like that on, just not at stock.

This is from my OC guide, it shows power input to the CPU alone:
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Then you can see here shamino recommends VRm airflow, he recommends it a few times in the read: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?276839-ASUS-Official-X79-Motherboards-Support-Thread&p=4998811&viewfull=1#post4998811

GB rep recommends the same thing. So do it.

Alienwarte is shipping their X79 PCs with 120mm fans directly over the VRm area. People should take a hint.
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Will an H100 that is setup as an intake also work to cool the VRMs?
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Will an H100 that is setup as an intake also work to cool the VRMs?

Inside a case, with a top and rear fan, it shouldn't be a problem, as air is moving. A concern for UD3 is that it has some of the VRM at the back of the motherboard exposed. Even with standoff, there is little space for air to move around the back.
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Seems like he flipped the switch on the back of his PSU and swaped it from 240v to 415v wink.gif

haha i noticed that too "distinct click, perhaps switch flip..and monitor goes off at that exact moment." Two seconds later... Poof!
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Lol. Thumbs up for Gigabyte for service.
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