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Shoot, once, I even stripped the bridges' sinks off an old motherboard with integrated gfx, cleaned off the thermal paste, and thermal taped them on the vrm's for cooling lol. It was about a 6 year old factory built computer with those small aluminum sinks on the n.b. and s.b. It actually worked well enough to get by until the enzotech copper sinks arrived!

I would just assume have the air going over them instead of doing all that work for temporary heat sinks.
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post #1082 of 1597
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well at the least you could run a an 80mm fan over it running full blast to help cool the vrms.


no space. I reset my cpu to stock so I'm not all to worried of breaking the mobo.

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WOW! Where'd ya find one... I've only been able to find the a75 pure platinum and integrated apu pure white ones. Sapphire mobo's are hard to find.


I found it on pixmania.com. They don't ship to the US and for european non-eu countries they charge 25$ shipping but it's worth it.

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well at the least you could run a an 80mm fan over it running full blast to help cool the vrms.


no space. I reset my cpu to stock so I'm not all to worried of breaking the mobo.
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WOW! Where'd ya find one... I've only been able to find the a75 pure platinum and integrated apu pure white ones. Sapphire mobo's are hard to find.


I found it on pixmania.com. They don't ship to the US and for european non-eu countries they charge 25$ shipping but it's worth it.
Dang it! It's like Sapphire is being boycotted by U.S. online retailers! It's a shame too. That board slot layout is awesome with the six full pcie lanes and three that are 16x.Diamond chokes, 12+1 power phases and an awesome color scheme... just a bloody shame that we can't get 'em lol. Thanks.
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post #1084 of 1597

Sapphire just doesn't want to enter the US market as a board maker due to the already cluttered space. 

 

It's a logistics thing. 

 

Sapphire targets markets where they can get a better foothold as it's not a very profitable business. 

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post #1085 of 1597
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Sapphire just doesn't want to enter the US market as a board maker due to the already cluttered space. 

It's a logistics thing. 

Sapphire targets markets where they can get a better foothold as it's not a very profitable business. 

well that does make sense. It does seem that there are several mobo manufacturers that have dissapeared in the last few years. lol I actually had someone trade-in their old system for a new build that had a PC Chips board in it! I hadn't seen one in a while but it is still running and it's first gen am2. I guess the only way to get a 990fx pure black mobo is to e-bay it b/c amazon uk won't ship here either. The weird thing was that I heard about some of the engineers from EVGA going over to Sapphire so I was excited as EVGA doesn't make AMD mobo's.
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post #1086 of 1597

Yeah, some of the good Engineers left EVGA and went to Sapphire; the best went to Asus though. 

 

Still; Asus, Gigabyte, & AsRock have incredible dominance in the US market. So Sapphire wouldn't be wise to just blindly enter without proper planning & execution. 

 

Also, PC Chips got absorbed into ECS if I recall. 

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post #1087 of 1597
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Yeah, some of the good Engineers left EVGA and went to Sapphire; the best went to Asus though. 

 

Still; Asus, Gigabyte, & AsRock have incredible dominance in the US market. So Sapphire wouldn't be wise to just blindly enter without proper planning & execution. 

 

Also, PC Chips got absorbed into ECS if I recall. 


This. The US has Jetway, ECS and Biostar additionaly in the market. In Europe you can't find any ECS or Jetway boards and Biostar ones are very scarce.

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post #1088 of 1597

As far as Desktop stuff goes;

Intel, ECS, Asus, AsRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, EVGA, & MSI are all relatively big players in the US market.

 

 

There's also Zotac who does mostly niche stuff.

 

We used to have larger presences from companies like Jetway, Foxconn, & DFI but they all are not large players or left the market entirely.

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post #1089 of 1597
Someone help out the blind over here I didnt see ASUS M5A97 lol.
     
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Sorry to get off subject guys whats the best amd board am3+ in your opinion? Crosshiar asus? anyone know where i can get a good deal on 1?thumb.gif
     
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