Ok so I finally got my replacement Z7S and have it up and running, now downloading updates and benchmarks. I will have some screenshots from stock 5410's in the next week or so using stock cooling. The heatsinks are cool to the touch after 5hrs maybe 50% idle.
My new 24" LCD is not working right however, so this is my second RMA on this build, well third. lol My good ole trusty 17" CRT is running the sweetie now. I also updated bios to 302. I couldn't get raid to work however until I changed the boot order from default, then worked like a charm. Entire 64 bit Vista took maybe 20 minutes to install, no .
GPUZ is up, 3dMark06 is also up. Dual 3870's but am curious as to the other posters scores with his new 4850's, I may return these 3870's even though they use a higher clock and faster ram due to the reviews I read on the 4850's. I hate losing a slot because mine are dual slotted. We shall see, I'm still within the 30 days. Crysis demo I will run tomorrow on full to get a feel.
I have another 2 8cores identical 5410's running from dell, so I'm interested in the perf diff here.
Cheers and thanks for everyones input.