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Hardware Inside the £1,000 Asus Mars

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 25 Sep 2009.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    Thanks for this teardown !
    It must have been a tad stressful...
    Sadly there is no magic, it's more (or less) a 295 cooler.
    Still, the cards underneath do look nice ! (as all recent graphics cards, with a huuuuge IHS!)
     
  3. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Would love to see ASUS do this with a 5870.

    :p

    Then you guys could rip it apart 'n' stuff!

    \m/
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Yay! thanks for the tear down!
     
  5. Yoy0YO

    Yoy0YO Lurky Lurker

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    Good end to a gratuitous waste of money.
     
  6. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    Yea, just what I wanted to see, but it does make me wonder why companies keep sending you their products if they know they're just going to get "abused" like this.
     
  7. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    We didn't abuse it - it still works fine! :D
     
  8. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Neat strip down... ok so where is the water cooling block for your next trick ? :eek:)
     
  9. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Thanks for that, im surprised you ripped it apart, it being a limited edition and all (and uber expensive). Just goes to show how much bit-tech loves us! :thumb:

    Im sure it does, but im also sure you wont be getting another limited edition card from asus, specially after the detailed explanation of how you levered their 1000£ card apart with a screwdriver :worried:
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    may i ask to rip apart the southbridge heatsink of Asus p7p55d deluxe? especially how to rip apart the plastic cover.
     
  11. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    So did you remember to connect the fan in this one? I think my fingers still might be scarred with burns from the last time Tim disassembled a graphics card.

    "Hey Hugo, come and grab this lol"
    "oooooh kaaay.... why am I grab...aaaaah aaah HOT!!"
     
  12. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Unfortunately we've returned it to Asus, and even so, that would mean actually breaking the product which is going a bit too far when it's technically only on loan.
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that's understandable, but like Corsair Tx750w, manufacturers should not install useless plastic in important places.
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    How many screws were left over afterwards? :p
     
  15. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Well, there goes your warranty.
     
  16. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I was kinda disappointed when this wasn't in the original article. :D

    And that plastic shroud... why? It's plastic, all it's gonna do is trap heat... I could understand it if they'd made it metal so it had the potential to act like a heatsink.
     
  17. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I'd have lol'd if you'd forgotten to plug in the fan and then went to test it... Does that make me evil?
     
  18. BlackBabyJesus

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    Hahaha. This was the most interesting thing to read about that stupid overpriced bloatcard. :)
     
  19. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    lol your provided with £1,000 worth of hardware... :p hm what to do with it... lets take it apart!

    I dont see where theres 1k of hardware there, prehaps they could have cut £700 if they cut back on the screws? lol
     
  20. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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