Originally Posted by iatacs19
Originally Posted by strong island 1
i think it's because the card is really poorly attached to the cooler. I get it just sitting at the desktop. I just squeezed the cooler and pcb together right at the bios switch and it stopped. if you don't use a backplate the end of the card isn't even attached to the cooler with screws. it's kind of crazy. if i didn't watercool i would be upset.
I see what you all mean now. So basically the heatsink is not made properly. It seems like it's definitely a quality control issue. I lightly tapped my video card and I can definitely feel/hear the rear part of the heatsink rattle, the fins on the heatsink are definitely not soldered/attached correctly. I don't want to even bother to fix this myself. If ASUS can correctly manufacture a heatsink at the same price point then EVGA should be able to do the same. It's a shame they can't make a good quality product, this card has potential but silly things like this are unacceptable in this price range.
I agree it sucks but the thing is it's the fastest 780 for this round of cards so I am trying not to let it bother me. I have taken my heatsink off of my last 6 cards and thru them in my closet. it's the only reason I am not mad but I totally understand why you would be. it's a really annoying noise. Also EVGA has good customer service and Jacob said they fixed the noise so call them up and I am sure they will help you. I wouldn't even take the chance of rma'ing because my card is really fast.
Originally Posted by jink
Originally Posted by coolhandluke41
$50 for shipping to US . no Thanks
The order total was € 119.31 ($161). The EVGA waterblock is $149 before shipping. Not seeing a huge price increase?
It's wierd because they usually take 3 days to ship but mine just shipped early this morning. they should be here 2 days. ya it was $50 shipping for me to New York but they are still not at frozen cpu and i don't want to wait. for some reason i wasn't charged vat and my blocks were only $115.