Wow - I really need to learn more about this game that is so fantastic that people are willing to risk $2000 worth of hardware, and then come here and complain that they just risked $2000 worth of hardware.
Folks - relax - there is no "magic bullet" to figure out what is going on. When an electronic circuit blows up, it takes out other components with it. It's difficult to find root cause as you have to sort through lots of things and eliminate possible causes 1 by 1.
EVGA has a reputation for the best customer service and for doing the right thing...that is why I buy EVGA hardware. Does the current situation look dire for them? Yes. Will they make it right? Yes.
All this conspiracy talk and "they won't do that due to a potential class action law suite" is entirely stupid. You don't grow a company, get loyal customers, and throw that all away to save a buck...just doesn't happen in the normal world. Research EVGA and it's track record...and it won't happen here.
Just relax and let the engineers get to root cause so they can implement a corrective action.
Oh - and if it's so dang important to play this game, get yourself a used 2000 or 1000 series card...if you "must" play it before this issue gets resolved.