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I've had this A8N-SLI since I built this computer so long ago, and it's the only thing besides the case and CPU that has not been upgraded. About 7 months after I bought it, the chipset fan died. This is very common, the Premimum model of this board has a heatpipe instead of a fan because of it. Anyways, ASUS (after a quick email) sent me a new chipset fan first class free of charge. My chipset fan died again last week, so I called them this time on monday night. The phone call was quick and the woman actually spoke english too . I got my fan today, again free of charge. I plan on sticking with ASUS boards because of their friendly staff and no-hassel RMAs. Go ASUS!
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Good one! I love good experiences like that.
    
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Why didnt you just buy a Zalman Passive NB cooler off eBay? Slightly better than the Premium's heatpipe, only about $5 (i was originally getting a second hand Deluxe and wanted to replace the noisy fan with something quiter - it died before i got it and got the Premium instead)
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Nice..
    
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Yay Asus! lol
    
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Why didnt you just buy a Zalman Passive NB cooler off eBay? Slightly better than the Premium's heatpipe, only about $5 (i was originally getting a second hand Deluxe and wanted to replace the noisy fan with something quiter - it died before i got it and got the Premium instead)
I don't feel I should have to spend extra money on something that should work fine I don't overclock my CPU much and the chipset should not require any extra heatsinks, although if I see that ThermalRight that can take a 70mm fan, I might have to buy it
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post #7 of 9
nice...

i wish when i had to do something like that i could talk to someone who spoke english lol
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Nice, most companies, HP, connect you to somebody in India that doesn't speak English. Example: My HP Laptop's USB port was loose and I couldn't plug in my mouse, so, I sent it to HP and it took them 4 months and $300 to fix a USB PORT! That's ridiculous, I didn't have it all summer and that was before I got this AMD A64 X2 setup. So, I was without a computer for a summer and I couldn't even check my email.

Anyway... Nice! I always thought Asus was a good company and it's not really there fault, they don't make the fans, they just distribute them.
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ASUS ftw indeed. But Im starting to think I have a freak A8N-SLi Deluxe.... Ive had this thing since jan of last year, and the chipset fan is STILL spinning away at 6000rpm like the day it was new... NB temps still good (30-38 idle-load)

But congrats on both of the good RMA`s, its always good to have good customer service (even though Im trading up for a DFI board this xmas for my opty, Im still keeping the ASUS for my backup/surfing rig)
    
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