Yeah i agree with all of you. I should get a test GPU just to have around.
If it was manufacturer warranty i definitely would. I'm housesitting for my mom for the weekend though, and since i'll overnight the gpu back to NE on Monday, i'll have my new one at the end of the week. We'll see how itchy i get during the week.
Gambi, yeah if my board was still under NE's 30day warranty i wouldn't have been as worried. Manufacturer warranties can take forever though. I'm sure with the perfect combination of bent pins it would be possible to fry to a gpu. I was freaking out so bad the past cpl days that i snapped the lock off one of my pcie slots when i was troubleshooting, I'm trying to think happy thoughts for now =)
Anyway, i'll be back at my house on Sunday and shipping my GPU back on Monday. I'll probly swing by Best Buy just to see if they have anything real cheap that can make me completely scratch bent pins of the list.
Edit: Just saw your post werm. The board was booting up, the rog logo and everything else turned on. Just couldn't get video or my keyboard lit up with the 290x plugged in. When i removed the 290x, my post code was 34 which i read on the ROG forums means my systems in BIOS waiting for me.
Then on my LGA775 board, the symptoms were exactly replicated once i set the bios to give the 290x priority i couldn't boot or use my keyboard til i unplugged the 290x
Edited by kpoeticg - 1/31/14 at 11:07am