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I've tried benching my SLI 980s now for 30 hours running valley and heaven. The noise is just as loud as it was when I started the "burn" test. I'd hate to RMA 84% and 87% asic quality cards. I've never had any with that high of a rating before...

Other than the whine the cards have given me zero problems.
Do both of your cards whine? So 100% of your 900 series purchases are whining? LOL, unbelievable, did these manufacturers even have QA departments?

So, I guess these cards were specifically designed for the hearing impaired, at least that is the message I am getting from all this.
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I wonder if coil whine happens at a frequency I don't hear, or if I've just been extremely lucky all these years, because I have yet to own any component that produces a noticeable coil whine.

BRB, gotta find some wood to knock on.
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I wonder if coil whine happens at a frequency I don't hear, or if I've just been extremely lucky all these years, because I have yet to own any component that produces a noticeable coil whine.

BRB, gotta find some wood to knock on.

Every single card I have bought in the last 5-6 years has reportedly had coil whine. There is no way I'm that lucky to never get one that whines. Being half deaf pays off for once smile.gif
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mine never coil whine the only thing that makes them whine is folding nothing else
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Here is my system fully built ( still on air , waiting for EK to come up with some MSI waterblocks )


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I wonder if coil whine happens at a frequency I don't hear, or if I've just been extremely lucky all these years, because I have yet to own any component that produces a noticeable coil whine.

BRB, gotta find some wood to knock on.
Lol,

You have been lucky, and probably not sensitive to the suspect frequencies. But also you may not have ever purchased something that has this noise at a level you can perceive. A hearing test will almost always determine where you start hearing things at, whether that be 20hz or not. My father has not heard anything below a certain frequency ever since his plane was shot down over Vietnam (yes he fell a mile out of the sky and survived it), yet as long as we speak loud and clearly he understands us perfectly. He just does not hear low volume stuff like fan noise, coil whines, electrical noises unless their volumes are loud enough. lol, he refuses to get hearing aids because he suspects he will hear Mom complaining a lot more, and he is correct.

When we go for walks, he can't even hear the transformer buzzing (I think its very loud and annoying myself) when we walk past it (not without a sound funnel of some kind) yet our conversations are perfectly understood by each other (I guess we speak loud here, lol). I on the other hand hear the quietest of noises from my computer.

If you have a good sound card and really good speakers, this sound demonstration will show you where your perception of sound begins. Just be careful as you can damage your hearing using higher volumes.

I too don't remember ever having coil whine on any of my past hardware products, however I have had fans with weird annoying clicks or annoying sounds that I had to get rid of them. I too like to overclock, but I do not water cool for overclocking potential, I water cool so I can place much quieter fans into the system. Overclocking potential is just a bonus for me...

What I think I will do is try and hunt down a 980 that is tested noise free before I purchase it. Or wait for Rev 2, if there will even be newer revs later on?
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Here is my system fully built ( still on air , waiting for EK to come up with some MSI waterblocks )


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There seems to be a stock problem with the GTX 980 here in the UK. There's only a few available in all the online retailers and all of the reference EVGA cards seem to have disappeared altogether!

Any ideas why this could be?

Although some of the custom pcb cards look fantastic, i'm not so keen on the amount of hot air they dump inside your case.

Is there much difference in any of the reference cards or is it just a question of picking your favourite brand? Some of the more well known brands are a fair bit more expensive EVGA, Asus, etc
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There seems to be a stock problem with the GTX 980 here in the UK.

It's not just UK. They've been out of stock in US since launch most of the time. I'm wondering that myself...
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There seems to be a stock problem with the GTX 980 here in the UK. There's only a few available in all the online retailers and all of the reference EVGA cards seem to have disappeared altogether!

Any ideas why this could be?

Although some of the custom pcb cards look fantastic, i'm not so keen on the amount of hot air they dump inside your case.

Is there much difference in any of the reference cards or is it just a question of picking your favourite brand? Some of the more well known brands are a fair bit more expensive EVGA, Asus, etc

There was a post on the evga forums that there are more on the way. Hopefully this resolves itself soon so I can go sli.
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