I've 'enrolled' in the Step-Up program for the EVGA NU Audio Pro 7.1 a few days ago but before I send my NU Audio card back I would like to know if it will be denied for physical damage (I guess it will but I does not hurt to ask!).
When I first connected the SATA power connector, a small portion of the L shaped bracket broke-off. It was carefully glued back (it did work but I thought it would be best to have it 'repaired' to avoid mechanical stress on the connector).
To be clear, I'm not saying the card was received damaged. I did installed countless SATA devices over the years without issues, but I guess there is a first for everything!