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For that matter, I miss a time when no matter what you did to them, the hardware did not break; it was always a software issue. Remember when Windows ran from DOS? Remember how it would crash at least once a day? Those were the days.
How odd. I've broken three pieces of hardware: A motherboard that was was admittedly pushed very hard as my testing/OCing board (replaced for free by ASUS), a set of DDR500s that never passed MemTest86+ (Corsair refunded me), and an Opteron 170 (I ate the cost on that one because I dropped a heatsink accidentally on a naked chip ). I must not be doing something right because I'm not breaking parts left and right.

In all seriousness, I'm frankly shocked at the rate some people do request RMAs. (I don't mean you, Blitzy, so don't go there. ) Are they that unlucky, or is something else going on?
    
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Feel free to include me Joe. Between my Asus boards I have over a dozen, three on my Gigabyte, two on my Creative speakers, a couple of GPUs... I would say you have been lucky.
     
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As far as RMA's are concerned, I've had a total of 4. 2 for the V2 cooler, 1 for 1 of my GSO for squealing like a stuck pig when under load and 1 for my first set of Corsair XMS. I guess I must be lucky (knocks on wood).


A little OT (sort of), how well do you guys think a dual 1.8GHz cpu would run GTA IV?
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EDIT: Anyone else notice that this page (1944) is reminiscent of the world's first assault rifle? That is, the Sturmgewehr 1944.
I love that gun. I own a replica. It's not the best, but I can understand why it was so loved compared to cumbersome weapons of the time like M1/K8/BAR


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How odd. I've broken three pieces of hardware: A motherboard that was was admittedly pushed very hard as my testing/OCing board (replaced for free by ASUS), a set of DDR500s that never passed MemTest86+ (Corsair refunded me), and an Opteron 170 (I ate the cost on that one because I dropped a heatsink accidentally on a naked chip ). I must not be doing something right because I'm not breaking parts left and right.
My RMA Experience comes mostly from me being the one doing the purchasing for other folks and then them not listening.

Had to send back a HD4850 a few times because they would not listen to me about cranking the fan speed, so they died from heat.
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BlackOmega: Not well at all. Pioneerisloud had a problem running GTA IV on his 3.1 GHz dual core. As far as I know, DesertRat could not play the game well until he got his Deneb.
     
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OSDCrusher: I have finally updated your speed on the off-site roster.

EDIT: Anyone else notice that this page (1944) is reminiscent of the world's first assault rifle? That is, the Sturmgewehr 1944.
Funny I've been watching the last nazi series for the past few hours.

AFA RMA I've had very few personal ones but too many to count from customer builds and corporate systems. That is why I have strong feeling on certain companies. I've rma'd 10 boards at a time and it's not so much the fact the board die in a week it's the time and effort spend replacing them. Quality products and a company that stands behind them are my criteria for purchasing. I still hate seagate from 20 bad 2gig drives. When We got a batch of bad 6gig (3 plater)WD drives they notified us they may fail and we replaced them in an orderly fashion. The seagates cost data loss and time rebuilding them.
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That made me lol, thanks N2.
Any time.

I have had several RMA's as well.

1x for my OCZ 2x1G DDR400 platinum from DOA when purchased new.

2x for one of my Seagate 500G Sata drive

3x for one of my Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe mobo's. The other two M2N32 mobo's are and have remained flawless. This RMA mobo was a board that I got on ebay DOA and ASUS took care of me but they sent it back in same condition on the first RMA. So I had to send it back on their dollar and got a replacement board. The replacement died on me from a combonation of things after a bios flash so I ended up w/a 3rd RMA that gave me a brand new complete mobo package.

1x My sig power supply 700w Thermal Take Tough Power

I also have had a Maxtor and a Quantum drive fail on me as well just after warraties were up so as far as I'm concerned Seagate =
Edited by N2Gaming - 10/20/09 at 6:36pm
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I'm buying some new parts Friday and i have a question. Is there a Cross Fire Board that has onboard Video? I know it's a silly question but my plan was to start building a computer but since i kind of have to play to pay check to pay check because my current computer is failing (not my 939, my old Socket A) and i kind of need something to work now

Anyways, i wanted onboard video so i could still run the computer but in two weeks i could pick up a new 5770 and later on i wanted to cross fire it.

So is there a motherboard that is crossfire ready but also has onboard? I'm way out of the loop with new motherboards.
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BigpoppaFrary: Anything that is based on the 790 GX would be your best bet for Crossfire and onboard video.
     
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I'm looking at this ...

Gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128395

Or asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131398

Which one? They have two pci-e 2.0 so does that mean they can crossfire?

BTW, i'm getting a phenom II x3 so i need AM3 Support
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