Originally Posted by blackbalt89
Did your Step Up card have a crap brown PCB like mine is? I remember saying in the GTX 500 thread that my Step Up card is devoid of any brand marking near the PCI-e fingers, but the second one says EVGA. I still don't know why.
If one if missing the IHS I believe it to be my top card, which yes, came from Microcenter.
I'm really not too keen on taking the heatsink off and I don't need to run water as I can't hear the cards over The Witcher 2 anyway.
Yep, my EVGA cards have the same brownish PCB. The Zotac, on the other hand, has a yellowish color, which I suppose fits their scheme. With the backplates on the EVGA's, it's not that noticeable, though, so I'll be picking up another one soon to cover up the Zotac as well.
I hear you on removing the stock heatsink - it's a complete pain in the arse as there are a ton of screws to remove.