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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
thing is you got a non-referance design from sapphire with their own pcb layout. Your lucky the cooler fit. Coolers are made for the reference design and the non-refrence design doesn't have aftermarket coolers in mind. Watchout next time.
Like I said earlier, I got it for a great price, so I'm not complaining. The 4800 series is not "officially supported" by the DuOrb, so any 4800 series owners buying a DuOrb are technically installing the cooler "out of specification". I knew full well that the cooler might not fit. I was just betting that since many 4850 owners had had luck with the installation, that I might too. I had no idea that the PCB was a Sapphire-specific layout. And I definitely wouldn't say that the cooler fit. Having to bend it 15 degrees to get it to install isn't really "fitting". Still, I agree fully that caution is always a good thing. I really have to say that Sapphire hasn't impressed me with this purchase. The capacitor placement is clearly in the way of most aftermarket coolers. I'd have liked to have seen a little more thoughtfulness on Sapphire's part. Also, the rebate process on the card was one of the worst I've experienced.
     
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