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3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!!

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2021/09/18 21:51:44 (permalink)
Hi there!
Long-time EVGA card owner, first-time problem!
I'm hoping you guys can help me out.
 
I _FINALLY_ got the notification from on-high that I could order my dream card, the 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid. I installed it, updated the drivers, opened up HWInfo and figured I'd put it through it's paces starting with some Overwatch. Played for maybe a minute when there was a loud snap and crazy clack clack clack at high speed coming from the radiator . Did an emergency shutdown and wanted to die when I saw the broken fan blade (see pics below, if you can stomach it).
 
I'm not ruling out that I did something to cause this, but I'm wondering if the fan already had a crack in it, as I couldn't find anything that could have obstructed it in the case? Nothing was tangled in it and there were no wires or obstacles around and like I said, it had been running for a short time before all hell broke loose. Anyway, any help would be appreciated. What do I do now? This is my first time with a hybrid card and it's BY FAR the most I've spent on a GPU, so I'm not going to try and run it sub-optimally. Do I make an RMA request? I really really would dread losing the card for who knows how long just to replace a radiator fan. Doe's EVGA cross-ship parts like this? Am I just SOL here?
 
Can't believe I waited months to get my hands on the holy grail and now I'm back on my old system. Bleh. Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

 
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    ty_ger07
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/18 21:53:38 (permalink)
    We are just people like you.  This is a user to user forum.  Contact EVGA.
    https://www.evga.com/support/custsupp.asp
     
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    showmethemoney
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/18 22:24:46 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    We are just people like you.  This is a user to user forum.  Contact EVGA.
     
     


    Thanks! That was helpful. I just used the link and sent an inquiry to them. *fingers crossed*
     
    Guess I'm still just wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and can give me some idea of what to expect. I'm pretty anxious over here!
     
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/19 04:54:42 (permalink)
    The fans that Evga puts in are not the most suitable for a product in this price range.
    Solution: I have put 2 X Corsair ML120 Pro with magnetic levitation and I am delighted.
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/19 07:44:03 (permalink)
    scaminero
    The fans that Evga puts in are not the most suitable for a product in this price range.
    Solution: I have put 2 X Corsair ML120 Pro with magnetic levitation and I am delighted.


    I second this. Just replace the fans with better ones.
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    ty_ger07
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/19 08:02:40 (permalink)
    Just replacing the fans doesn't resolve the warranty implications for the one which is broken. I would try to buy a replacement fan from EVGA now (when the fan is probably more readily available) so that there won't be warranty problems later.
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    Re: 3080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 Ultra Broken Radiator Fan, please help!! 2021/09/19 08:25:37 (permalink)
    Sorry OP but you are mega overreacting. Many people don't use the stock fans or they use them somewhere else.  Just put on some other fans for now, then get a replacement from EVGA.  A12's and T30's are pretty much the best available.
    post edited by kevinc313 - 2021/09/19 08:26:48
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