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Let's see your DFI do THIS!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KayinBlack, 25 Feb 2006.

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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  2. Jokkocze

    Jokkocze New Member

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    Oh.. My.. God...

    Thats one sturdy mobo! (Tho I would've put the mobo in the freezer for 30 mins or so.. would've the chipset cooler pop right off)
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I'm loving the way the premium ram is scattered on the carpet :D
     
  4. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Umm...why not wait to post until he's actually done something remotely impressive with it? Leaving components on carpet and using blowtorches isn't exactly a full test of a motherboard's capabilities. :rolleyes:
     
  5. mcshaggy

    mcshaggy New Member

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    im with kam.. theres really nothing exciting going on there, at all, and is completely irrelevant to an argument about what mobo is better
     
  6. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Gotta hand it to ati on the quality standpoint.

    Better or worse wasent the argument. Its durability and this mobo shows plenty of it.
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Looked through his post expecting to see some sort of uber overclock... but just saw pics of someone who clearly doesn't mind ruining his components every now and then. I think the fact that it survived has more to do with luck than build quality.
     
  8. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Yeah I am also quite dissapointed, I was expecting some mad HTT OCs or something (though i can run this mobo with 360 HTT(nb gets toasty though)) but no the less was quite a good read. Also the freezers trick is easier and more sane.
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    We've all tried the freezer trick, none of us has had luck with it.

    And that's not luck, all of us have experienced the same amount of durability. I've gotten water on the PLL, ripped my NB cooler off with a wrench, and had a power supply explode attatched to it, with no ill effects. Had my 3000+ at 2.7 GHz on this board as well. If it failed, I hit reset. The board went back to defaults. There is no clear CMOS, it just works, or it tells you it can't and kindly resets its stuff.

    I don't give a rip if I lose some MHz to a DFI (which I have a feeling I won't) for a board that can survive the apocalype smiling in a house with four kids and an owner that's working on developing custom cooling solutions. I paid my money for the speed and stability combo, something a DFI needs to examine far more closely...
     
  10. Leeum

    Leeum New Member

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    I love the Chipset heatsink removal... :D
     
  11. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    believe me, the SLI-D i have is just as durable. I lost a half litre of water through the PCI-E interconnects / sli blocks. had the nb sink fan stop working. Had assorted things pull out of the board when in use. Not to mention dropped it.
     
  12. MaplinMan

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    thats pretty funny man, i like the big ass fan

    though its ironic you had to melt off the cooler
     
  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Ok he hacked off the HSF and near ruined components, the board surviving is just luck... have I missed something?
     
  14. HorseFeathers

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    YES THE BOARD IS INDESTRUCTIBLE THEREFORE EVERYONE WHO OWNS ONE IS PRO OVERCLOCKER LIKE OP

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. JCBeastie

    JCBeastie New Member

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    Surely the cred goes to Sapphire for putting the board together so well?
     
  16. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    No not really.
     
  17. Adnuo

    Adnuo Banned

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    This proves you should be nowhere near a computer, not that a motherboard is durable. Also, northbridges are classically durable. Taking a blowtorch the heatsink on a powered-down one for a few seconds and having it not melt isn't some amazing new feat.

    Silicon can withstand heat, news at 10.

    Anyway, my DFI can do that and more, and I'm not bragging about it. Nor am I throwing expensive components around on carpet.
     
  18. N4N01D

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    AMAZING... now...

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