CarbonshapeI buy products from EVGA since 15 years now... I have my content of experience, but I can't blame the company because of a few faulty products and funky individuals... But I understand that you are frustrated. - Good luck with your decision...
df2roolsI don't care anymore if I return it and get an offer of $500 for an evga gtx 1080, im done. Going to box and ship it back in a few hours.
df2rools -snip-But the bigger issue is the NOISE oh my god the noise coming from the graphics card. even when the fans aren't spinning, if im not on the desktop its there.-snip-
sethleighLet's see, you bought a card with a base clock of 1607 MHz, and a boost clock of 1733. You are running said card at 2126 MHz clock, nearly 400 MHz higher than the advertised boost clock. This is so high that the fan is pegged at 100%. And somehow this card is behaving badly by your standards? So you're RMAing it? Dude. Seriously, get a grip on reality. That's one of the highest overclocks I've yet seen, and I'd say you are actively flogging that card well past what one might reasonably expect. But you now think you are entitled to make EVGA lose money by not only paying for shipping so you can return this, but go through the expense of refunding you and then losing the margin they originally made selling you that card when they have to turn around and resell it as refurbished to someone else? If this isn't straight up immoral, it's bordering awfully close to it.
brentsgThe PCB on this card is an Nvidia reference PCB, so you can just as easily get another card that whines from another company. It's also quite possible that this card you returned won't whine in another PC, so pretesting isn't always an answer.There have been some reports of coil whine here and there across manufacturers, but that is unfortunately normal.