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Inside the £1,000 Asus Mars

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g3n3tiX 25th September 2009, 11:20 Quote
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!)
Jack_Pepsi 25th September 2009, 11:26 Quote
Would love to see ASUS do this with a 5870.

:P

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

\m/
500mph 25th September 2009, 11:29 Quote
Yay! thanks for the tear down!
Yoy0YO 25th September 2009, 11:30 Quote
Good end to a gratuitous waste of money.
iwog 25th September 2009, 11:42 Quote
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.
Claave 25th September 2009, 11:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by iwog
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.

We didn't abuse it - it still works fine! :D
Blarte 25th September 2009, 11:44 Quote
Neat strip down... ok so where is the water cooling block for your next trick ? :o)
Bad_cancer 25th September 2009, 11:56 Quote
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! ;)
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Originally Posted by Claave

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

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
wuyanxu 25th September 2009, 12:10 Quote
may i ask to rip apart the southbridge heatsink of Asus p7p55d deluxe? especially how to rip apart the plastic cover.
Hugo 25th September 2009, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
We didn't abuse it - it still works fine! :D
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!!"
Claave 25th September 2009, 12:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
may i ask to rip apart the southbridge heatsink of Asus p7p55d deluxe? especially how to rip apart the plastic cover.

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.
wuyanxu 25th September 2009, 12:25 Quote
that's understandable, but like Corsair Tx750w, manufacturers should not install useless plastic in important places.
azrael- 25th September 2009, 12:46 Quote
How many screws were left over afterwards? :p
DragunovHUN 25th September 2009, 12:56 Quote
Well, there goes your warranty.
Paradigm Shifter 25th September 2009, 13:01 Quote
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.
proxess 25th September 2009, 13:25 Quote
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?
BlackBabyJesus 25th September 2009, 15:29 Quote
Hahaha. This was the most interesting thing to read about that stupid overpriced bloatcard. :)
Zero_UK 25th September 2009, 16:47 Quote
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
Aterius Gmork 25th September 2009, 17:16 Quote
Dave Lister 25th September 2009, 17:24 Quote
Gutsy move BT !
Evildead666 25th September 2009, 18:26 Quote
I wouldn't have thought anyone would have the gonads to do it, but you have !
Excellent !
Rkiver 25th September 2009, 19:02 Quote
But, card, cost, apart, flibble.

Definately a nice take apart, and damn gutsy.
mremulator 25th September 2009, 20:07 Quote
LMAO... just purchased 3x GTX 285's, 3x Aquacomputer blocks & still have enough change out of a grand for an i7 920 DO chip.
What a pointless card, at this price anyway (IMHO) ;-)
Darkraven 25th September 2009, 21:03 Quote
Too funny. Good thing you guys aren't celebrity surgeons.

Is some engineering there but reminds me of wacky weed lunch project.

Well, least they make great mobos.
Horizon 25th September 2009, 22:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by mremulator
LMAO... just purchased 3x GTX 285's, 3x Aquacomputer blocks & still have enough change out of a grand for an i7 920 DO chip.
What a pointless card, at this price anyway (IMHO) ;-)

yeah, esp now that the new gen cards are out with more to follow
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