Bruttal88I'm just worried about damaging it and having to shell out another $2000. I might just go with the HC route to be sure. Now, I need to figure out how to get rid of my EK waterblock and backplate. Thanks for the advice.
DNAJAYBruttal88I'm just worried about damaging it and having to shell out another $2000. I might just go with the HC route to be sure. Now, I need to figure out how to get rid of my EK waterblock and backplate. Thanks for the advice.Yeah I feel you! I instantly regretted trying it, but mine was sort of a special case. Most folks take off the cooler no problem, but not me apparently. Thank goodness for EVGA; they really have the best customer service in this industry, and beyond really. I haven’t decided what I am going to do with my block, I may try it again depending on how the HC rollout goes, and/or if FTW stock improves.
DNAJAYYes they did allow for an RMA, but it was a very special case. If you cause physical damage to the card putting on a block then technically you’ve voided your warranty. From what I understand, EVGA warranty does allow you to put on a waterblock, but it doesn’t cover the physical damage you might cause. So I am not sure where folks getting the post-errors would stand exactly. Total RMA time, start to finish, took less than two weeks for me. Coming from someone who had a random issue, I don’t think it’s worth the risk, at least not until supply and demand settle down. I’ll almost certainly be grabbing a HC when they come out.
NIkolas_D<br />Mine Works EK Block and backplate i added 2 extra thermalpads to the backplate<br />
MastoyHi !This is just crazy : I've exactly the same error with the same hardware ... twice !Two EVGA 3090 FTW3 with EK Vector Waterblock and backplate.I installed the 2 cards in my loop, following the instruction manuals, and I got the boot error (white VGA LED lit on my Asus motherboard and B2 or 62 error)I then installed the 2 cards, one after another, in my 2nd computer and SAME ERROR !!!!!! FOR BOTH CARDS !!!!There's definitly something wrong here ! I can't believe all of us did the same mistake or damaged the card exactly the same way ...I need help please !
crestline33My replacement card will be here Thursday. The question then is do I risk trying to install my block again? Waited months to get that block and would hate for it to go to waste 😕
crestline33Thanks for the reply, however, to say it is foolproof lol? I think not. This is the 6th card I have installed a block on and never had a problem with any of my cards in the past. I put money on it that their block touched and shorted out something that they don’t require a thermal pad per the “foolproof” instructions
crestline33EVGA did not tell me what was wrong with the card although I suspect either the block or backplate shorted out something. I have also been in contact with EK and they had me take a bunch of pics of the block and backplate to check the milling work and found nothing wrong. I just received my replacement card from EVGA, but no explanation as to what was wrong with the original. I am gonna hold off on installing the block until stock normalizes for the 3080s. I doubt evga, even as good as they are with service would allow me a second RMA for the same issue and i’d rather not risk it until I can be sure I can replace the card. Very disappointed in EK with this block and their install instructions as I almost guarantee either the block or backplate is touching a component that doesn’t call for a thermal pad 😕
KomninosOk..i have a 3080 ftw3 ultra and i got error 97 on my x570 ace with the ekwb waterblock on.. and i went to the forums to check.. and im scared with what im reading guys.. also this appeared on my waterblock