I received my GTX 1080Ti SC Hybrid Kit on 10th/July/2018, I am lucky enough to meet almost all the problem described in the thread, and a little extra, EVGA Has NOT corrected any problem described earlier in this thread, the 2018 product is exactly the same as the one from day one. Problem 1
, Upon unboxing the new kit, I found that one of the piece of the Plastic fan shroud was broken, EVGA uses the fan shroud as a tray to hold the VRM heastink unit and the VRAM heat spreader plate in the packaging, The Plastic piece next the fan window might be knocked off during transportation. I circled it in Red in this Photo (I used bcavnaugh's Photo),
See Photo Link: imgur.com/a/hkFTuin
Since I didn't think that piece was an important part so no thought of RMA and I just glued it back nicely before the installation, and obviously I didn't realize that was not the only problem. Problem 2
: Yes, The Standoff screws (#13 in the Manual) for the VRM Heatsink were not designed properly and the whole VRM heatsink unit were loose from the PCB. Problem 3
: And oops, Same as what happened to Member: MonitorHunter (post #14), I stripped one of the #13 screw off, but not by trying to tighten it, it broke when i tried to release it . See Photo Link: imgur.com/a/tw5R1Bg Problem 4
: And Yes, Same as the other owners in the thread, the Fan hits the right side of the shroud when the speed reach 80% and above .
I gonna RMA this UNIT now, will report back what follows up.
post edited by WU2016 - 2018/07/12 10:33:21