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So, I build a new PC, plug in the graphics card and a huge flame comes out of the card and melts this peice right in half. Any ideas why such a thing would happen?... I didn't check if the card still works... I don't want to break anything else.

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Similar to this, i had a 7950 fry the same piece of the board without me realizing, card still worked and when i sent it in to XFX they refused to fix it, charged me $40 for shipping and didn't even do anything.
So, moral of the story. DON'T buy XFX.....
    
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They refused to replace the 7950? Wow, they make cheap crap and then refuse to fix it... Wonder how the 7850 will turn out if you RMA it...

The card shorting out or whatever went wrong doesn't surprise me though, there's a thread somewhere here where the vapor chamber on someones XFX card exploded and shredded the hell out of the card
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I'll be going through amazon, not XFX fortunately. No way i'm paying $40 to ship it to freaking Canada anyways. And yeah, refused to replace the 7950. XFX sucks. They were also pretty rude to me and took forever to respond... bad company.
    
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I'll be going through amazon, not XFX fortunately. No way i'm paying $40 to ship it to freaking Canada anyways. And yeah, refused to replace the 7950. XFX sucks. They were also pretty rude to me and took forever to respond... bad company.

Well that's good to hear, Amazon's customer service is amazing thumb.gif
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Sorry to hear bout your luck. I've had to deal with XFX in the past as well, much to my frustration.
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And this was not caused my human error?
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And this was not caused my human error?

It was not,. no. After this POS fried itself i popped in my old 5770 and the PC fired right up no problems..
    
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Apparently this may have been caused by a bad PSU. Which is weird though cause everything else worked after the fiery explosion.
    
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Just curious why you would use them again if they gave you bad service first time.............
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Just curious why you would use them again if they gave you bad service first time.............
Benefit of the doubt probably.
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