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Old 05-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #18
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we use the small formfactor dell machines at work and Every Ati card i have put in my desktop has burned out within 6 months.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #19
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I'm far from Pro ATI, but I must say that my Radeon 5850HD Black edition has been running very strong for several years. It still plays all high end games @ max settings. My latest is BF3.

Those SFF dells are a nightmare for several reasons. We had to stop buying them. Those cards are likely burning out from one of the major issues with the SFF's. Terrible heat distribution, and other than ample fans.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #21
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I'm far from Pro ATI, but I must say that my Radeon 5850HD Black edition has been running very strong for several years. It still plays all high end games @ max settings. My latest is BF3.

Those SFF dells are a nightmare for several reasons. We had to stop buying them. Those cards are likely burning out from one of the major issues with the SFF's. Terrible heat distribution, and other than ample fans.
God i can agree on that, we got 400+ of the optiplex 620's with the faulty capacitors in them a few years ago and we ran ourselfs ragged fixing them.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #22
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #23
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We still warranty replace Opti's with bad caps, but much less these days. There were terrible capacitors available to the OEM world the last 4-6 years. The latest ones are much better.

HP also had a ton of Cap issues during this time from what i've read.

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God i can agree on that, we got 400+ of the optiplex 620's with the faulty capacitors in them a few years ago and we ran ourselfs ragged fixing them.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #24
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We still warranty replace Opti's with bad caps, but much less these days. There were terrible capacitors available to the OEM world the last 4-6 years. The latest ones are much better.

HP also had a ton of Cap issues during this time from what i've read.
im pretty sure hp and dell were using the same vendor for caps, I forgot the details but dell had to Make up a lot with us after that fiasco.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #26
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I have always used Nvidia chipset VC. But the HP laptop my husband took to Iraq with him had an ATI in it and it was pretty much done once he came home. Of course the heat and sand could have been what killed the card lol.
Jealous of the liquid cooling systems Im seeing in some of yours. Been wanting to try one out in one of mine but its just not realistic with us being Army and moving alot. Besides Army movers are the worst.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:27 PM   #27
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I have always used Nvidia chipset VC. But the HP laptop my husband took to Iraq with him had an ATI in it and it was pretty much done once he came home. Of course the heat and sand could have been what killed the card lol.
Jealous of the liquid cooling systems Im seeing in some of yours. Been wanting to try one out in one of mine but its just not realistic with us being Army and moving alot. Besides Army movers are the worst.
go with a liquid cooling kit.
if you want liquid cooling I'd recommend this kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181016
or the H100

they're well built and good for beginners compared to the full blown out cooling sets. Being they house the Radiator+pumps in one device
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #30
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:24 AM   #31
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I suddenly want my case painted IOM......
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #32
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You should!

Also, because my Camaro got hit 3 months after I got it, the Camaro lettering from the left front fender is now on the computer
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You should!

Also, because my Camaro got hit 3 months after I got it, the Camaro lettering from the left front fender is now on the computer
how did you paint it?
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how did you paint it?
I ordered it from Falcon NW who did the painting in house. Doing car paint is no problem for them.

http://www.falcon-nw.com/custom-painting

Also, check out their gallery of cases they've custom painted.

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