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Hey OCN,
According to my invoice, I have purchased my items on May 29. I still have couple of more days for a refund. I'm thinking of refunding current mobo and video card and upgrade to x48 and hd 4850. I'm kinda afraid of restock fees, but I can try negotiating with egg.
  1. Should I return and upgrade?
  2. Crossfire require 2 crossfire ready videos cards as well right?
    
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talk it out with newegg and see what they say. if you can return for free get the DFI DK X38 or DFI DK x48 becuase they support crossfire 16x/16x. and yes crossfire needs 2 ready cf cards
    
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Thx. For my video card though, I cut off the serial number on the box for rebate, can I still return items without the original box?
    
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Thx. For my video card though, I cut off the serial number on the box for rebate, can I still return items without the original box?
im not sure but talk with newegg they are the ones that will answer your questions
    
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Thx. For my video card though, I cut off the serial number on the box for rebate, can I still return items without the original box?


I've been on the phone/livechat with newegg quite often the past week because I want to return my 8800gts that I bought on the 18th and get a 9800gtx+ when they come out (We're in the same boat, I was pissed that the day after I bought my card everything price dropped, the 4850 came out, and the 9800gtx+ was announced). The only thing they told me that could stop me from getting a refund was removing/altering the serial number, and that EVERYTHING that came with the card had to be returned (includes combo items, even free games). So you can try talking to them, but you may not be able to get a refund...
    
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my corsair 550W will be good enough to support X38/X48 and crossfire cards?
    
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Can someone suggest me good X38 mobo?
    
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My mobo and graphic card RMA will be around $340. and my new upgrade don't want to exceed too much.
    
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my corsair 550W will be good enough to support X38/X48 and crossfire cards?
it should for 2x4850 because one 4850 needs 1 PCI-E power cable, but if you go 2x 4870 then no beucase one 4870 needs 2 PCI-E power cables. for motherboards go this or this both will be good, plus they DFI has a lot of overcooking options

DFI X38 $192 shipped+ATi 4850= $392 shipped
Edited by A Russian :D - 6/26/08 at 1:18pm
    
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the DFI DK X38 or DFI DK x48 becuase they support crossfire 16x/16x. and yes crossfire needs 2 ready cf cards
someone did

and the 550 is the minimum requirement for the 4850 in crossifre so you might be ok , although if it is unstable then that would be the problem
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