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I agree.

My list of companies I will never buy from....
XFX (Horrible products and service as we can clearly see)
Razer (Horrible products and service, they sent me a BROKEN mouse as an RMA, 5 times)
OCZ (power supplies and SSD)
Gigabyte (mobos)

What's wrong with Gigabyte? I've done a LOT of builds and never had a problem with them at all, i had a light scratch on my Z77x-D3H but it wasn't really noticable unless you've got the board out and you're inspecting it. tongue.gif

Razer I agree are bad, OCZ had a FEW good PSU's but they die really fast however. Got a mates one in my drawer that's most likely blown up as the CPU just stopped working one day.. And the board... and likely the RAM.
 
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What's wrong with Gigabyte? I've done a LOT of builds and never had a problem with them at all, i had a light scratch on my Z77x-D3H but it wasn't really noticable unless you've got the board out and you're inspecting it. tongue.gif

Razer I agree are bad, OCZ had a FEW good PSU's but they die really fast however. Got a mates one in my drawer that's most likely blown up as the CPU just stopped working one day.. And the board... and likely the RAM.

Well I used to love Gigabyte boards, but in the PCs i have built for people the Gigabyte boards have all either randomly stopped posting, or the USB or ethernet just quits (it's always one of those things). Now the PCs that I built with Intel, asrock, etc... they are all fine. Then not only that but the gigabyte in my HTPC died.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M&noredirect=1

With that out of the way, it may be a defective capacitor but I would try to return it and get a non burnt card.
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What's wrong with Gigabyte? I've done a LOT of builds and never had a problem with them at all, i had a light scratch on my Z77x-D3H but it wasn't really noticable unless you've got the board out and you're inspecting it. tongue.gif
Gigabyte had VRM overheating problems on lots of their low-end and midrange AM3+ boards (especially the 990FXA-UD3 which they finally fixed with the Rev.4 version). Their Z77 and Z87 boards are pretty awesome though.
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Gigabyte had VRM overheating problems on lots of their low-end and midrange AM3+ boards (especially the 990FXA-UD3 which they finally fixed with the Rev.4 version). Their Z77 and Z87 boards are pretty awesome though.

Yeah, I haven't touched AMD stuff in years. I just go with Intel nowadays for all of my builds, not a good habit but it's what people want and it's more power efficient and easier to manage without having to worry about the amount of VRM's, if it's going to blow up and I know that i5's will run games well.
 
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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.

Why would you ship it to Canada? They're in California.
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XFX - U.S.A.
2134 S. Green Privado
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/2134+S+Green+Privado/@34.035509,-117.627187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c33496179ca68f:0x9c1d9a464c220818
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What's wrong with Gigabyte? I've done a LOT of builds and never had a problem with them at all, i had a light scratch on my Z77x-D3H but it wasn't really noticable unless you've got the board out and you're inspecting it. tongue.gif
Gigabyte had VRM overheating problems on lots of their low-end and midrange AM3+ boards (especially the 990FXA-UD3 which they finally fixed with the Rev.4 version). Their Z77 and Z87 boards are pretty awesome though.

"Lots" meaning "two" (both UD3's). And it was only a problem if you tried to get 4.8Ghz+ out of a 8320/50 with zero airflow on it.
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Why would you ship it to Canada? They're in California.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2134+S+Green+Privado/@34.035509,-117.627187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c33496179ca68f:0x9c1d9a464c220818
"Lots" meaning "two" (both UD3's). And it was only a problem if you tried to get 4.8Ghz+ out of a 8320/50 with zero airflow on it.


That's not the address they told me to send the RMA to.
    
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Xtra Fire Xxtra ... read all about it biggrin.gif

Yep! its a bummer, and i certainly wouldn't want to test it to see if it still worked that maybe asking for more probs thumb.gif
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That looks like it was a capacitor. My guess is there was a short inside it which caused it to heat up and burn until the short burned itself apart. What I would do if you don't send it in for RMA is desolder that cap and leave the solder points open, unconnected, and see if it works.
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That looks like it was a capacitor. My guess is there was a short inside it which caused it to heat up and burn until the short burned itself apart. What I would do if you don't send it in for RMA is desolder that cap and leave the solder points open, unconnected, and see if it works.

It's already been sent back to Amazon. I bet it would still work though, but I didn't bother trying.

I'm fairly certain now there was a voltage spike in the card, which caused this to happen.
    
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