I don't nomally go posting things I put in PM's but this is different. You all really should know this.
Special thanks to Trademark for pointing something out to me.
This is regarding the reference XFX 5870 I have for sale. Oh Rockr, put a special answer over there for you:
Here's the PM to tianh:
Don't know if I PM'ed you but it does not fit in my wifes Scout!
An interesting tidbit I found out through Trademark is my mobo is a special order Evga Tri-Sli cause I got it through Digital Storm & they get these custom boards.
They're tweaked a bit. Like, all 3 video slots are 16x!
Mindy just has the New Egg version of the same board. My first slot is high, & the board is almost an inch wider overall. It's so high that if you use slot one, you can't use the X1 PCI-E slot, so, I guess it's like Rockrs mobo, the slot is high enough that it doesn't hit the drive cage, except a tiny bit on the bottom of the card, the bead where the two cages meet is where I dented it. Compare your slot one to that.
In Mindy's Scout it hits the drive cage right where you would put HDD #2.
Yeah, my 5870 is now down to $300- here on OCN. I will post it other places before I drop the price again. I bet around Christmas time I could get $325- easy.
No, it doesn't have the Double lifetime warranty.
I sent my whole system back to Digital Storm, (Vreg was 110c on idle) included a list of things I wanted them to do. They did some but not the video stuff I wanted to add. In this time I didn't have a computer to register the card with. When I did try to register it, XFX said that it is covered by DS. So, as long as you don't make physical changes to it, part of XFX's particulars, then you could send it to me an I'd send it to DS and get it fixed.
One of the reasons I picked Evga, well, they kinda picked me too.
They have the lifetime warranty though, no questions asked. If you haven't flashed the bios with un-necessary stuff and you can put it back the way you got it cosmeticly they just RMA you.
G'night guys, it was a verrrrryyyy long day @ the house.Edited by BriSleep - 9/16/10 at 1:03am