Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:05 AM
I was talking to a buddy last night about getting the Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D and modding it to SLI so he can get the Leadtek SLI kit. He was paranoid about making the mod to a brand new board in case there was a problem and needed to RMA the board.
The good thing about doing this mod is that the vendor or DFI won't know a thing it if you do run into trouble and have to RMA the board.
As long as the board looks stock, you will be OK. The chipset heat sink and fan would have to be really messed up in order to raise any suspicion that a mod to the chipset had been performed.
DFI is like most companies, when a defective board is returned, it gets tossed into the chipper-shredder to keep the dumpster divers from getting their hands on it. Nothing worse than someone selling broken DFI stuff on ebay.
Plus, they have a track record of supporting the user when overclocking their boards.
The best thing is, you can let Angry_Games or RGone know about your situation and they will take care of things for you. There are many posts about these guys going to bat for the user and making things right. How many other companies will let you send your parts to them with the promise of making the rig run?
This is one mod that has virtually no downside.