Well here I am again asking more questions since my anal retentiveness always gets the best of me. So my last card had pretty high coil whine while underload and I ended up getting a GTX 980 after returning the first one. Popped it in and it runs great as far as I'm concerned I'm getting a 2,824 score for Valley Benchmark and a 10313 Score in fire mark which might be a little lower than I expected because I am running on a I5 4460k CPU. So I was wondering if these were good scores or not also. But the main thing is I do have a slight coil whine, its not the high pitched one that causes a lot of strife but rather a lower clicking sound. Is this unavoidable and I'm just being scrutinizing about coil whine since I do tend to look for flaws or is this completely normal and all these cards have them to some extent was just wondering before I go and flip my **** and decide to return the card in exchange for another 980 and have the same or worse effect. I have a EVGA GTX 980 SC brand card. Thanks for the answers guys I would like to know if this is normal since I don't want to feel like I got a faulty product that I paid $500 for.